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03
Jul
2020

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 03-07-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 05-07-2020 5:00 pm
$850
Stainless Kitchen Knives

Make two custom stainless steel full-tang kitchen knives and learn the basics of knife maintenance.

This is a course for anyone who wants to make their own stainless steel knives, regardless of whether they've never touched a tool in their life or they're a seasoned maker looking to learn more about working with stainless steel.

We will explain the techniques, equipment and little tricks (especially for heat treating stainless steel) that will get you started making your own knives from stainless steel. In addition, you'll receive a free professional-grade ceramic honing rod along with the knowledge and skills required to keep your kitchen knives in top condition.

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

03
Jul
2020

Bowie Knifemaking

Fri 03-07-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 05-07-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Make your own custom Bowie Knife. This is a course for people who want to make a BIG knife.

It is an intermediate course, suitable for those with good workshop skills or experienced knifemakers who want to take their knifemaking to the next level. You will need to have made a few knives before taking on this next challenge. This course will teach you the pitfalls and secrets to success behind making these iconic outdoor knives.

Sorry, the event is now full and we could not accept more registration

04
Jul
2020

Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Sat 04-07-2020 9:00 am -3:00 pm
$250
Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Learn how to make wet-moulded leather sheaths at home using inexpensive tools. During this short one-day course you'll make two leather sheaths for two of your own knives that you bring with you.

Wet moulded sheaths are formed wet to the exact shape of the knife. As the leather dries it shrinks, creating a tight fit. They provide excellent retention whilst keeping knives ready for immediate use.

The skills you'll learn will not only allow you to make sheaths - they'll also get you started with a broad range of entry-level leatherworking projects. We'll also fill you in on the best places to source leather, fittings, patterns, and tools. Importantly, you'll also have the opportunity to talk to an expert about setting up to make sheaths at home.

05
Jul
2020

Intro to Leatherwork - Book Covers

Sun 05-07-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$300

Learn the basics of traditional leatherwork through the process of covering a book. You’ll go home with a handcrafted book cover and journal along with the skills to make your own book covers to protect your own cherished books, diaries and notebooks.

Making your first leather book cover introduces you to essential techniques such as cutting, burnishing, stitching, stamping and more. Most importantly, you’ll learn how leather behaves as it is fitted around solid bodies. This means you’ll be able to make more of your own book covers, as well as covers and cases for objects with similar shapes such as a phone or tablet.

Suitable for adults and children age 12+

09
Jul
2020

One Day One Knife

Thu 09-07-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500

Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.

We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.

09
Jul
2020

Knife sharpening

Thu 09-07-2020 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$100

Evening class that covers a number of different techniques for making and keeping an edge sharp.

10
Jul
2020

One Day One Knife

Fri 10-07-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500

Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.

We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.

10
Jul
2020

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 10-07-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 12-07-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

11
Jul
2020

Defence Families Sculpture

Sat 11-07-2020 8:00 am -4:00 pm
Scholarship Required

Share the experience of making something beautiful and enduring. Spend quality family time together making a 70cm diameter spherical garden sculpture. This is a sculputure course for kids aged 10-14 accompanied by an adult.

Working in adult / child pairs, you'll learn fundamental metal sculpting techniques by forming and welding patterns into a visually striking sphere.

This course is only for scholarship recipients from The Cuppacumbalong Foundation

12
Jul
2020

Family Blacksmithing

Sun 12-07-2020 9:00 am -5:00 pm
$250

Our Family Blacksmithing courses are a popular way for families to unplug from the digital world and spend quality time together. Experience the excitement of the traditional art of Blacksmithing and reconnect with the joy of making something with your own hands.

13
Jul
2020

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 13-07-2020 8:00 am - Fri 17-07-2020 5:00 pm
$2,500

A one week immersive course in knifemaking for those who want to get a solid start. The course covers the knife making process with extra focus on forging, grinding and heat treatment of carbon steels. You will also make your own forge so you can continue to make and heat treat at home.

16
Jul
2020

Teen Blacksmithing (12 - 16)

Thu 16-07-2020 9:00 am -4:30 pm
$250

One day introduction to Blacksmithing for younger people. This challenging class is for 12 - 16 year olds. Experience the excitement of moving hot metal with hammers and other tools. A great way to get started on your blacksmithing journey.

17
Jul
2020

Knifemaking

Fri 17-07-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 19-07-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Two and a half day introduction to knifemaking and bladesmithing. Covering forging, grinding, heat treating and sharpening of two knives.

18
Jul
2020

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 18-07-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

19
Jul
2020

Family Sculpture

Sun 19-07-2020 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$700 per pair

Share the experience of making something beautiful and enduring. Spend quality family time together making a 70cm diameter spherical garden sculpture. This is a sculputure course for kids aged 10-14 accompanied by an adult.

Working in adult / child pairs, you'll learn fundamental metal sculpting techniques by forming and welding patterns into a visually striking sphere.

19
Jul
2020

Camp Axes

Sun 19-07-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Camp Axes

Learn how to make an axe that excels at bushcraft and woodcraft tasks. On this one-day course you’ll forge a high-quality Canadian Camp Axe while learning the theory and practice of designing and making bush axes.

You’ll go home with a superb axe that can be used for cutting, chopping, splitting, felling, hewing, or hammering. Best of all, you’ll leave with the knowledge and skills to go on and make your own general purpose bush axes.

20
Jul
2020

Forged Outdoor Knives

Mon 20-07-2020 7:00 pm - Wed 22-07-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Two and a half day introduction to knifemaking and bladesmithing. Covering forging, grinding, heat treating and sharpening of two outdoor knives with hidden tangs.

24
Jul
2020

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 24-07-2020 8:00 am - Sun 26-07-2020 5:00 pm
$1,400

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

25
Jul
2020

One Day One Knife

Sat 25-07-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500

Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.

We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.

26
Jul
2020

Defence Families Sculpture

Sun 26-07-2020 8:00 am -4:00 pm
Scholarship Required

Share the experience of making something beautiful and enduring. Spend quality family time together making a 70cm diameter spherical garden sculpture. This is a sculputure course for kids aged 10-14 accompanied by an adult.

Working in adult / child pairs, you'll learn fundamental metal sculpting techniques by forming and welding patterns into a visually striking sphere.

This course is only for scholarship recipients from The Cuppacumbalong Foundation

31
Jul
2020

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 31-07-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 02-08-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Make two custom stainless steel full-tang outdoor knives together with two custom fitted Kydex sheaths. Whether you are hunting, camping, fishing or out field in the military, these knives won't let you down. At the end of this course you'll walk away with two outstanding handmade knives ready to wear on your belt.

This course is suitable for anyone, even if they haven't used tools before. If you're a knifemaker, this course will take the mystery out of working with stainless and show you how to get consistent results at home with only basic equipment.

31
Jul
2020

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 31-07-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 02-08-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

07
Aug
2020

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 07-08-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 09-08-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

08
Aug
2020

One Day One Knife

Sat 08-08-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500

Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.

We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.

09
Aug
2020

Camp Axes

Sun 09-08-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Camp Axes

Learn how to make an axe that excels at bushcraft and woodcraft tasks. On this one-day course you’ll forge a high-quality Canadian Camp Axe while learning the theory and practice of designing and making bush axes.

You’ll go home with a superb axe that can be used for cutting, chopping, splitting, felling, hewing, or hammering. Best of all, you’ll leave with the knowledge and skills to go on and make your own general purpose bush axes.

09
Aug
2020

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 09-08-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

13
Aug
2020

Knife sharpening

Thu 13-08-2020 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$100

Evening class that covers a number of different techniques for making and keeping an edge sharp.

14
Aug
2020

Knifemaking

Fri 14-08-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 16-08-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Two and a half day introduction to knifemaking and bladesmithing. Covering forging, grinding, heat treating and sharpening of two knives.

14
Aug
2020

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 14-08-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 16-08-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

17
Aug
2020

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 17-08-2020 8:00 am - Fri 21-08-2020 5:00 pm
$2,500

A one week immersive course in blacksmithing where you learn to make your own tools and a gas forge. The course covers making hammers, tongs, punches, drifts, forges and other blacksmithing tools. You get to take all the tools you make home with you as well as a gas forge so you can start making.

21
Aug
2020

Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Fri 21-08-2020 9:00 am -3:00 pm
$250
Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Learn how to make wet-moulded leather sheaths at home using inexpensive tools. During this short one-day course you'll make two leather sheaths for two of your own knives that you bring with you.

Wet moulded sheaths are formed wet to the exact shape of the knife. As the leather dries it shrinks, creating a tight fit. They provide excellent retention whilst keeping knives ready for immediate use.

The skills you'll learn will not only allow you to make sheaths - they'll also get you started with a broad range of entry-level leatherworking projects. We'll also fill you in on the best places to source leather, fittings, patterns, and tools. Importantly, you'll also have the opportunity to talk to an expert about setting up to make sheaths at home.

21
Aug
2020

English Longbows

Fri 21-08-2020 6:00 pm - Sun 23-08-2020 5:00 pm
$850

To see a strung bow bent is to see a once dead thing come to life. In this comprehensive weekend long workshop you will fashion a longbow of sustainable Australian hardwood and beautiful bamboo, custom crafted to your own specifications. You will learn the theory, science and art of turning dead timber into dynamic and fearsome longbows. You will also learn how to craft bowstrings, and if you don't already know - be introduced to the rewarding pursuit of shooting a longbow. You may also get the chance to craft some archer's accessories to enhance your archery experience.

22
Aug
2020

Straight Razors

Sat 22-08-2020 8:00 am - Sun 23-08-2020 5:00 pm
$850

Carbon Fibre Straight Razor

Make the last razor you will ever use - a razor that if properly cared for will be handed down across generations.

There's a reason people still go to the barber for a Straight Razor shave. Disposable razors are convenient, but the results can't compare to a Straight Razor.

Also known as a "Cut Throat", a Straight Razor will virtually melt the hair off your face. Despite its keen edge, a Straight Razor is just as safe as a disposable razor when used with correct technique.

22
Aug
2020

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 22-08-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

23
Aug
2020

Family Blacksmithing

Sun 23-08-2020 9:00 am -5:00 pm
$250

Our Family Blacksmithing courses are a popular way for families to unplug from the digital world and spend quality time together. Experience the excitement of the traditional art of Blacksmithing and reconnect with the joy of making something with your own hands.

28
Aug
2020

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 28-08-2020 8:00 am - Sun 30-08-2020 5:00 pm
$1,400

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

31
Aug
2020

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 31-08-2020 7:00 pm - Wed 02-09-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

04
Sep
2020

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 04-09-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 06-09-2020 5:00 pm
$850
Stainless Kitchen Knives

Make two custom stainless steel full-tang kitchen knives and learn the basics of knife maintenance.

This is a course for anyone who wants to make their own stainless steel knives, regardless of whether they've never touched a tool in their life or they're a seasoned maker looking to learn more about working with stainless steel.

We will explain the techniques, equipment and little tricks (especially for heat treating stainless steel) that will get you started making your own knives from stainless steel. In addition, you'll receive a free professional-grade ceramic honing rod along with the knowledge and skills required to keep your kitchen knives in top condition.

05
Sep
2020

Intro to Leatherwork - Book Covers

Sat 05-09-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$300

Learn the basics of traditional leatherwork through the process of covering a book. You’ll go home with a handcrafted book cover and journal along with the skills to make your own book covers to protect your own cherished books, diaries and notebooks.

Making your first leather book cover introduces you to essential techniques such as cutting, burnishing, stitching, stamping and more. Most importantly, you’ll learn how leather behaves as it is fitted around solid bodies. This means you’ll be able to make more of your own book covers, as well as covers and cases for objects with similar shapes such as a phone or tablet.

Suitable for adults and children age 12+

10
Sep
2020

Knife sharpening

Thu 10-09-2020 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$100

Evening class that covers a number of different techniques for making and keeping an edge sharp.

11
Sep
2020

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 11-09-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 13-09-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

11
Sep
2020

Asado BBQ

Fri 11-09-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 13-09-2020 6:00 pm
$1,050
Asado BBQ

A South American tradition, the asado BBQ can also be used to cook in a variety of other BBQ styles, including some you may already be familiar with, that use spits and grills.

Of course, a spectacular BBQ deserves spectacular equipment. Asides from making your own asado BBQ, you’ll also be making a massive stainless steel carving knife out of fine Swedish cutlery steel. Best of all you’ll learn how to use what you make during a BBQ feast on the course.

No BBQ or metalwork experience necessary; this course is suitable for anyone age 16 and up.

13
Sep
2020

Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Sun 13-09-2020 9:00 am -3:00 pm
$250
Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Learn how to make wet-moulded leather sheaths at home using inexpensive tools. During this short one-day course you'll make two leather sheaths for two of your own knives that you bring with you.

Wet moulded sheaths are formed wet to the exact shape of the knife. As the leather dries it shrinks, creating a tight fit. They provide excellent retention whilst keeping knives ready for immediate use.

The skills you'll learn will not only allow you to make sheaths - they'll also get you started with a broad range of entry-level leatherworking projects. We'll also fill you in on the best places to source leather, fittings, patterns, and tools. Importantly, you'll also have the opportunity to talk to an expert about setting up to make sheaths at home.

14
Sep
2020

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 14-09-2020 8:00 am - Fri 18-09-2020 5:00 pm
$2,500

A one week immersive course in knifemaking for those who want to get a solid start. The course covers the knife making process with extra focus on forging, grinding and heat treatment of carbon steels. You will also make your own forge so you can continue to make and heat treat at home.

18
Sep
2020

Knifemaking

Fri 18-09-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 20-09-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Two and a half day introduction to knifemaking and bladesmithing. Covering forging, grinding, heat treating and sharpening of two knives.

19
Sep
2020

Camp Axes

Sat 19-09-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Camp Axes

Learn how to make an axe that excels at bushcraft and woodcraft tasks. On this one-day course you’ll forge a high-quality Canadian Camp Axe while learning the theory and practice of designing and making bush axes.

You’ll go home with a superb axe that can be used for cutting, chopping, splitting, felling, hewing, or hammering. Best of all, you’ll leave with the knowledge and skills to go on and make your own general purpose bush axes.

19
Sep
2020

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 19-09-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

19
Sep
2020

Intro to Leatherwork - Book Covers

Sat 19-09-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$300

Learn the basics of traditional leatherwork through the process of covering a book. You’ll go home with a handcrafted book cover and journal along with the skills to make your own book covers to protect your own cherished books, diaries and notebooks.

Making your first leather book cover introduces you to essential techniques such as cutting, burnishing, stitching, stamping and more. Most importantly, you’ll learn how leather behaves as it is fitted around solid bodies. This means you’ll be able to make more of your own book covers, as well as covers and cases for objects with similar shapes such as a phone or tablet.

Suitable for adults and children age 12+

20
Sep
2020

Family Sculpture

Sun 20-09-2020 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$700 per pair

Share the experience of making something beautiful and enduring. Spend quality family time together making a 70cm diameter spherical garden sculpture. This is a sculputure course for kids aged 10-14 accompanied by an adult.

Working in adult / child pairs, you'll learn fundamental metal sculpting techniques by forming and welding patterns into a visually striking sphere.

20
Sep
2020

One Day One Knife

Sun 20-09-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500

Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.

We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.

21
Sep
2020

Bowie Knifemaking

Mon 21-09-2020 7:00 pm - Wed 23-09-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Make your own custom Bowie Knife. This is a course for people who want to make a BIG knife.

It is an intermediate course, suitable for those with good workshop skills or experienced knifemakers who want to take their knifemaking to the next level. You will need to have made a few knives before taking on this next challenge. This course will teach you the pitfalls and secrets to success behind making these iconic outdoor knives.

25
Sep
2020

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 25-09-2020 8:00 am - Sun 27-09-2020 5:00 pm
$1,400

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

26
Sep
2020

Japanese Razors

Sat 26-09-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500

Traditional Japanese straight razors, Kamisori, have been used for centuries to provide an outstanding shave. Their off-set hollow ground blade make a very keen edge. This one day course takes you through the process of making two kamisori as well as a stand and a strop.

27
Sep
2020

One Day One Knife

Sun 27-09-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500

Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.

We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.

27
Sep
2020

Family Blacksmithing

Sun 27-09-2020 9:00 am -5:00 pm
$250

Our Family Blacksmithing courses are a popular way for families to unplug from the digital world and spend quality time together. Experience the excitement of the traditional art of Blacksmithing and reconnect with the joy of making something with your own hands.

03
Oct
2020

Intro to Leatherwork - Book Covers

Sat 03-10-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$300

Learn the basics of traditional leatherwork through the process of covering a book. You’ll go home with a handcrafted book cover and journal along with the skills to make your own book covers to protect your own cherished books, diaries and notebooks.

Making your first leather book cover introduces you to essential techniques such as cutting, burnishing, stitching, stamping and more. Most importantly, you’ll learn how leather behaves as it is fitted around solid bodies. This means you’ll be able to make more of your own book covers, as well as covers and cases for objects with similar shapes such as a phone or tablet.

Suitable for adults and children age 12+

05
Oct
2020

Kydex Foundations

Mon 05-10-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500

Forming a Kydex sheathThis course is ideal for anyone who wants to make Kydex sheaths and holsters at home, wether for their own equipment or to sell to others. Bring two of your favorite knives and walk away with two sheaths, another small project of your own choosing, and the knowledge of how make a wide variety of other Kydex projects as well as how to make your own Kydex manufacturing equipment.

08
Oct
2020

Knife sharpening

Thu 08-10-2020 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$100

Evening class that covers a number of different techniques for making and keeping an edge sharp.

09
Oct
2020

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 09-10-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 11-10-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

09
Oct
2020

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 09-10-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 11-10-2020 5:00 pm
$850
Stainless Kitchen Knives

Make two custom stainless steel full-tang kitchen knives and learn the basics of knife maintenance.

This is a course for anyone who wants to make their own stainless steel knives, regardless of whether they've never touched a tool in their life or they're a seasoned maker looking to learn more about working with stainless steel.

We will explain the techniques, equipment and little tricks (especially for heat treating stainless steel) that will get you started making your own knives from stainless steel. In addition, you'll receive a free professional-grade ceramic honing rod along with the knowledge and skills required to keep your kitchen knives in top condition.

12
Oct
2020

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 12-10-2020 7:00 pm -6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

16
Oct
2020

Knifemaking

Fri 16-10-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 18-10-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Two and a half day introduction to knifemaking and bladesmithing. Covering forging, grinding, heat treating and sharpening of two knives.

17
Oct
2020

Intro to Leatherwork - Book Covers

Sat 17-10-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$300

Learn the basics of traditional leatherwork through the process of covering a book. You’ll go home with a handcrafted book cover and journal along with the skills to make your own book covers to protect your own cherished books, diaries and notebooks.

Making your first leather book cover introduces you to essential techniques such as cutting, burnishing, stitching, stamping and more. Most importantly, you’ll learn how leather behaves as it is fitted around solid bodies. This means you’ll be able to make more of your own book covers, as well as covers and cases for objects with similar shapes such as a phone or tablet.

Suitable for adults and children age 12+

23
Oct
2020

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 23-10-2020 8:00 am - Sun 25-10-2020 5:00 pm
$1,400

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

24
Oct
2020

One Day One Knife

Sat 24-10-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500

Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.

We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.

25
Oct
2020

Camp Axes

Sun 25-10-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Camp Axes

Learn how to make an axe that excels at bushcraft and woodcraft tasks. On this one-day course you’ll forge a high-quality Canadian Camp Axe while learning the theory and practice of designing and making bush axes.

You’ll go home with a superb axe that can be used for cutting, chopping, splitting, felling, hewing, or hammering. Best of all, you’ll leave with the knowledge and skills to go on and make your own general purpose bush axes.

25
Oct
2020

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 25-10-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

25
Oct
2020

Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Sun 25-10-2020 9:00 am -3:00 pm
$250
Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Learn how to make wet-moulded leather sheaths at home using inexpensive tools. During this short one-day course you'll make two leather sheaths for two of your own knives that you bring with you.

Wet moulded sheaths are formed wet to the exact shape of the knife. As the leather dries it shrinks, creating a tight fit. They provide excellent retention whilst keeping knives ready for immediate use.

The skills you'll learn will not only allow you to make sheaths - they'll also get you started with a broad range of entry-level leatherworking projects. We'll also fill you in on the best places to source leather, fittings, patterns, and tools. Importantly, you'll also have the opportunity to talk to an expert about setting up to make sheaths at home.

26
Oct
2020

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 26-10-2020 8:00 am - Fri 30-10-2020 5:00 pm
$2,500

A one week immersive course in blacksmithing where you learn to make your own tools and a gas forge. The course covers making hammers, tongs, punches, drifts, forges and other blacksmithing tools. You get to take all the tools you make home with you as well as a gas forge so you can start making.

01
Nov
2020

Damascus Steel

Sun 01-11-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550

Introduction to Damascus steel making - Forge welding, drawing billets out, pattern construction and acid etching.

06
Nov
2020

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 06-11-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 08-11-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

07
Nov
2020

Straight Razors

Sat 07-11-2020 8:00 am - Sun 08-11-2020 5:00 pm
$850

Carbon Fibre Straight Razor

Make the last razor you will ever use - a razor that if properly cared for will be handed down across generations.

There's a reason people still go to the barber for a Straight Razor shave. Disposable razors are convenient, but the results can't compare to a Straight Razor.

Also known as a "Cut Throat", a Straight Razor will virtually melt the hair off your face. Despite its keen edge, a Straight Razor is just as safe as a disposable razor when used with correct technique.

12
Nov
2020

Knife sharpening

Thu 12-11-2020 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$100

Evening class that covers a number of different techniques for making and keeping an edge sharp.

13
Nov
2020

Knifemaking

Fri 13-11-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 15-11-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Two and a half day introduction to knifemaking and bladesmithing. Covering forging, grinding, heat treating and sharpening of two knives.

14
Nov
2020

One Day One Knife

Sat 14-11-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500

Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.

We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.

15
Nov
2020

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 15-11-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Sculptural Spheres

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

15
Nov
2020

Camp Axes

Sun 15-11-2020 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500
Camp Axes

Learn how to make an axe that excels at bushcraft and woodcraft tasks. On this one-day course you’ll forge a high-quality Canadian Camp Axe while learning the theory and practice of designing and making bush axes.

You’ll go home with a superb axe that can be used for cutting, chopping, splitting, felling, hewing, or hammering. Best of all, you’ll leave with the knowledge and skills to go on and make your own general purpose bush axes.

16
Nov
2020

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 16-11-2020 8:00 am - Fri 20-11-2020 5:00 pm
$2,500

A one week immersive course in knifemaking for those who want to get a solid start. The course covers the knife making process with extra focus on forging, grinding and heat treatment of carbon steels. You will also make your own forge so you can continue to make and heat treat at home.

20
Nov
2020

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 20-11-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 22-11-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Make two custom stainless steel full-tang outdoor knives together with two custom fitted Kydex sheaths. Whether you are hunting, camping, fishing or out field in the military, these knives won't let you down. At the end of this course you'll walk away with two outstanding handmade knives ready to wear on your belt.

This course is suitable for anyone, even if they haven't used tools before. If you're a knifemaker, this course will take the mystery out of working with stainless and show you how to get consistent results at home with only basic equipment.

20
Nov
2020

Asado BBQ

Fri 20-11-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 22-11-2020 6:00 pm
$1,050
Asado BBQ

A South American tradition, the asado BBQ can also be used to cook in a variety of other BBQ styles, including some you may already be familiar with, that use spits and grills.

Of course, a spectacular BBQ deserves spectacular equipment. Asides from making your own asado BBQ, you’ll also be making a massive stainless steel carving knife out of fine Swedish cutlery steel. Best of all you’ll learn how to use what you make during a BBQ feast on the course.

No BBQ or metalwork experience necessary; this course is suitable for anyone age 16 and up.

23
Nov
2020

Bowie Knifemaking

Mon 23-11-2020 7:00 pm - Wed 25-11-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Make your own custom Bowie Knife. This is a course for people who want to make a BIG knife.

It is an intermediate course, suitable for those with good workshop skills or experienced knifemakers who want to take their knifemaking to the next level. You will need to have made a few knives before taking on this next challenge. This course will teach you the pitfalls and secrets to success behind making these iconic outdoor knives.

27
Nov
2020

Slip Joint Folding Knives

Fri 27-11-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 29-11-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Weekend introduction to making a slip joint folder. Covering design grinding, spring mechanisms, heat treating and sharpening of two folding knives.

07
Dec
2020

Damascus Foundations

Mon 07-12-2020 8:00 am - Fri 11-12-2020 5:00 pm
$3,000

All the knowledge and skills you need to make a variety of Damascus pattern welded steel. You'll develop more ability in one week than you would in a year or two on your own.

10
Dec
2020

Knife sharpening

Thu 10-12-2020 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$100

Evening class that covers a number of different techniques for making and keeping an edge sharp.

11
Dec
2020

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 11-12-2020 7:00 pm - Sun 13-12-2020 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

12
Dec
2020

One Day One Knife

Sat 12-12-2020 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500

Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.

We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.

14
Dec
2020

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 14-12-2020 8:00 am - Fri 18-12-2020 5:00 pm
$2,500

A one week immersive course in knifemaking for those who want to get a solid start. The course covers the knife making process with extra focus on forging, grinding and heat treatment of carbon steels. You will also make your own forge so you can continue to make and heat treat at home.

18
Dec
2020

Knifemaking

Fri 18-12-2020 7:00 pm -6:00 pm
$850

Two and a half day introduction to knifemaking and bladesmithing. Covering forging, grinding, heat treating and sharpening of two knives.

08
Jan
2021

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 08-01-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 10-01-2021 6:00 pm
$850

Two and a half day introduction to knifemaking and bladesmithing. Covering forging, grinding, heat treating and sharpening of two outdoor knives with hidden tangs.

11
Jan
2021

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 11-01-2021 8:00 am - Fri 15-01-2021 5:00 pm
$2,500

A one week immersive course in blacksmithing where you learn to make your own tools and a gas forge. The course covers making hammers, tongs, punches, drifts, forges and other blacksmithing tools. You get to take all the tools you make home with you as well as a gas forge so you can start making.

15
Jan
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 15-01-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 17-01-2021 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

15
Jan
2021

Bowie Knifemaking

Fri 15-01-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 17-01-2021 6:00 pm
$850

Make your own custom Bowie Knife. This is a course for people who want to make a BIG knife.

It is an intermediate course, suitable for those with good workshop skills or experienced knifemakers who want to take their knifemaking to the next level. You will need to have made a few knives before taking on this next challenge. This course will teach you the pitfalls and secrets to success behind making these iconic outdoor knives.

22
Jan
2021

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 22-01-2021 8:00 am - Sun 24-01-2021 5:00 pm
$1,400

This intensive three day weekend course immerses you in the world of Pattern Welded or Damascus steel and kitchen knives. You will learn techniques in welding, folding and patterning beautiful and unique steel. We'll be using a hydraulic power press, power hammer and rolling mill to make the welds and draw down the billets. You will then make two kitchen knives with the steel.

05
Feb
2021

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 05-02-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 07-02-2021 5:00 pm
$850
Stainless Kitchen Knives

Make two custom stainless steel full-tang kitchen knives and learn the basics of knife maintenance.

This is a course for anyone who wants to make their own stainless steel knives, regardless of whether they've never touched a tool in their life or they're a seasoned maker looking to learn more about working with stainless steel.

We will explain the techniques, equipment and little tricks (especially for heat treating stainless steel) that will get you started making your own knives from stainless steel. In addition, you'll receive a free professional-grade ceramic honing rod along with the knowledge and skills required to keep your kitchen knives in top condition.

05
Mar
2021

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 05-03-2021 7:00 pm - Sun 07-03-2021 6:00 pm
$850

Japanese kitchen knives have distinct elegance in both form and function. In this intensive two and a half day course you will build two traditional style Japanese kitchen knives. Options include hammer finished or polished blades, chisel grind or V grind and a variety of handles choices. These blades will provide you with years of excellent service in your kitchen.

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