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01
Jul
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 01-07-2022 8:00 am - Sun 03-07-2022 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.

01
Jul
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 01-07-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 03-07-2022 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.

02
Jul
2022

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 02-07-2022 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.

02
Jul
2022

Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Sat 02-07-2022 8:00 am -4:00 pm
$350
Leather Sheathmaking Introduction

Learn how to make 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.

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 experienced teacher about setting up to make sheaths at home.

03
Jul
2022

Family Blacksmithing

Sun 03-07-2022 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.

04
Jul
2022

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 04-07-2022 8:00 am - Fri 08-07-2022 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.

04
Jul
2022

Defence Families' Blacksmithing

Mon 04-07-2022 9:00 am -5:00 pm
Scholarship

This is a one-day basic course designed to bring people family members together to work on a project. The projects are designed to be something that a the family will go on to use together. It is suitable for children aged 12-16 years and adults.

At the end of the course, each pair of participants will have produced their choice of either:

A set of hand-forged family steak knives

OR

A cooking set for cooking over a campfire

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

05
Jul
2022

Teen Blacksmithing

Tue 05-07-2022 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.

07
Jul
2022

Defence Families' Blacksmithing

Thu 07-07-2022 9:00 am -5:00 pm
Scholarship

This is a one-day basic course designed to bring people family members together to work on a project. The projects are designed to be something that a the family will go on to use together. It is suitable for children aged 12-16 years and adults.

At the end of the course, each pair of participants will have produced their choice of either:

A set of hand-forged family steak knives

OR

A cooking set for cooking over a campfire

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

08
Jul
2022

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 08-07-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 10-07-2022 5:00 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.

09
Jul
2022

Japanese Razors

Sat 09-07-2022 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.

09
Jul
2022

Family Sculpture

Sat 09-07-2022 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 sculpture 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.

10
Jul
2022

One Day One Knife

Sun 10-07-2022 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.

11
Jul
2022

Defence Families' Blacksmithing

Mon 11-07-2022 9:00 am -5:00 pm
Scholarship

This is a one-day basic course designed to bring people family members together to work on a project. The projects are designed to be something that a the family will go on to use together. It is suitable for children aged 12-16 years and adults.

At the end of the course, each pair of participants will have produced their choice of either:

A set of hand-forged family steak knives

OR

A cooking set for cooking over a campfire

11
Jul
2022

First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

Mon 11-07-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 13-07-2022 6:00 pm
Scholarship Required
First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

The Cuppacumbalong Foundation has scholarships available for first responders to take bladesmithing courses conducted by Tharwa Valley Forge.

Always wanted to make a knife but didn't know where to begin? This extensive two and a half day workshop will give you the opportunity not only to learn these skills, but to put them into practice making two hand forged knives of your own. We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives.

These courses are only open to scholarship recipients who have a valid scholarship code

12
Jul
2022

Teen Blacksmithing

Tue 12-07-2022 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.

14
Jul
2022

Defence Families' Blacksmithing

Thu 14-07-2022 9:00 am -5:00 pm
Scholarship

This is a one-day basic course designed to bring people family members together to work on a project. The projects are designed to be something that a the family will go on to use together. It is suitable for children aged 12-16 years and adults.

At the end of the course, each pair of participants will have produced their choice of either:

A set of hand-forged family steak knives

OR

A cooking set for cooking over a campfire

14
Jul
2022

Knife sharpening

Thu 14-07-2022 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

15
Jul
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 15-07-2022 8:00 am - Sun 17-07-2022 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.

15
Jul
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 15-07-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 17-07-2022 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
Jul
2022

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 16-07-2022 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.

18
Jul
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 18-07-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 20-07-2022 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.

18
Jul
2022

First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

Mon 18-07-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 20-07-2022 6:00 pm
Scholarship Required
First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

The Cuppacumbalong Foundation has scholarships available for first responders to take bladesmithing courses conducted by Tharwa Valley Forge.

Always wanted to make a knife but didn't know where to begin? This extensive two and a half day workshop will give you the opportunity not only to learn these skills, but to put them into practice making two hand forged knives of your own. We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives.

These courses are only open to scholarship recipients who have a valid scholarship code

22
Jul
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 22-07-2022 8:00 am - Sun 24-07-2022 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.

22
Jul
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 22-07-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 24-07-2022 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.

24
Jul
2022

Camp Axes

Sun 24-07-2022 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
Jul
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 25-07-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 27-07-2022 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.

25
Jul
2022

First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

Mon 25-07-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 27-07-2022 6:00 pm
Scholarship Required
First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

The Cuppacumbalong Foundation has scholarships available for first responders to take bladesmithing courses conducted by Tharwa Valley Forge.

Always wanted to make a knife but didn't know where to begin? This extensive two and a half day workshop will give you the opportunity not only to learn these skills, but to put them into practice making two hand forged knives of your own. We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives.

These courses are only open to scholarship recipients who have a valid scholarship code

29
Jul
2022

One Day One Knife

Fri 29-07-2022 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.

29
Jul
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 29-07-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 31-07-2022 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.

29
Jul
2022

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 29-07-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 31-07-2022 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
2022

Damascus Steel

Sun 31-07-2022 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550

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

01
Aug
2022

First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

Mon 01-08-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 03-08-2022 6:00 pm
Scholarship Required
First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

The Cuppacumbalong Foundation has scholarships available for first responders to take bladesmithing courses conducted by Tharwa Valley Forge.

Always wanted to make a knife but didn't know where to begin? This extensive two and a half day workshop will give you the opportunity not only to learn these skills, but to put them into practice making two hand forged knives of your own. We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives.

These courses are only open to scholarship recipients who have a valid scholarship code

05
Aug
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 05-08-2022 8:00 am - Sun 07-08-2022 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
Aug
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 05-08-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 07-08-2022 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
2022

Leatherworking Foundations

Mon 08-08-2022 8:00 am - Fri 12-08-2022 5:00 pm
$2,500

The key to getting into leatherwork isn't just learning basic skills. It’s about meta-skills. To be successful, you need to learn how to learn leatherwork.

Our five-day Leatherwork Foundations course will teach you the fundamental leatherwork skills required to successfully complete intermediate level projects. Importantly, you’ll also learn how to avoid wasting money on tools and material and how to choose projects that will end in success and growth. This course is suitable for anyone aged 16 years and up, no prior leatherwork experience necessary.

08
Aug
2022

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 08-08-2022 8:00 am - Fri 12-08-2022 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.

11
Aug
2022

Knife sharpening

Thu 11-08-2022 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

12
Aug
2022

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 12-08-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 14-08-2022 5:00 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.

13
Aug
2022

One Day One Knife

Sat 13-08-2022 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.

13
Aug
2022

Family Blacksmithing

Sat 13-08-2022 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.

14
Aug
2022

Camp Axes

Sun 14-08-2022 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.

14
Aug
2022

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 14-08-2022 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
Aug
2022

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 15-08-2022 8:00 am - Fri 19-08-2022 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.

15
Aug
2022

First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

Mon 15-08-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 17-08-2022 6:00 pm
Scholarship Required
First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

The Cuppacumbalong Foundation has scholarships available for first responders to take bladesmithing courses conducted by Tharwa Valley Forge.

Always wanted to make a knife but didn't know where to begin? This extensive two and a half day workshop will give you the opportunity not only to learn these skills, but to put them into practice making two hand forged knives of your own. We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives.

These courses are only open to scholarship recipients who have a valid scholarship code

19
Aug
2022

One Day One Knife

Fri 19-08-2022 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.

19
Aug
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 19-08-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 21-08-2022 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.

19
Aug
2022

Slip Joint Folding Knives

Fri 19-08-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 21-08-2022 6:00 pm
$850

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

21
Aug
2022

Essential Blacksmithing

Sun 21-08-2022 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500

A lot of people want to get into blacksmithing - only a very small percentage are successful learning on their own.

Learn more in a day than you would spending a year or two floundering around by yourself. Build muscle memory so you know that you’re hitting right. Get an idea of how metal behaves when different processes are applied.

22
Aug
2022

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 22-08-2022 8:00 am - Fri 26-08-2022 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.

26
Aug
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 26-08-2022 8:00 am - Sun 28-08-2022 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
Aug
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 26-08-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 28-08-2022 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.

27
Aug
2022

Sculptural Spheres

Sat 27-08-2022 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.

28
Aug
2022

Camp Axes

Sun 28-08-2022 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.

29
Aug
2022

Forged Outdoor Knives

Mon 29-08-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 31-08-2022 5:00 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.

29
Aug
2022

First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

Mon 29-08-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 31-08-2022 6:00 pm
Scholarship Required
First Responders' Kitchen Knifemaking

The Cuppacumbalong Foundation has scholarships available for first responders to take bladesmithing courses conducted by Tharwa Valley Forge.

Always wanted to make a knife but didn't know where to begin? This extensive two and a half day workshop will give you the opportunity not only to learn these skills, but to put them into practice making two hand forged knives of your own. We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives.

These courses are only open to scholarship recipients who have a valid scholarship code

02
Sep
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 02-09-2022 8:00 am - Sun 04-09-2022 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.

02
Sep
2022

One Day One Knife

Fri 02-09-2022 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.

02
Sep
2022

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 02-09-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 04-09-2022 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.

04
Sep
2022

Family Sculpture

Sun 04-09-2022 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 sculpture 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.

05
Sep
2022

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 05-09-2022 8:00 am - Fri 09-09-2022 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.

05
Sep
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 05-09-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 07-09-2022 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
Sep
2022

Knife sharpening

Thu 08-09-2022 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

09
Sep
2022

Camp Axes

Fri 09-09-2022 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
Sep
2022

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 09-09-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 11-09-2022 5:00 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.

10
Sep
2022

One Day One Knife

Sat 10-09-2022 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
Sep
2022

Family Blacksmithing

Sat 10-09-2022 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.

11
Sep
2022

Camp Axes

Sun 11-09-2022 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.

11
Sep
2022

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 11-09-2022 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.

12
Sep
2022

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 12-09-2022 8:00 am - Fri 16-09-2022 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.

16
Sep
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 16-09-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 18-09-2022 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
Sep
2022

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 16-09-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 18-09-2022 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.

18
Sep
2022

Intro to Leatherwork - Book Covers

Sun 18-09-2022 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+

18
Sep
2022

Damascus Steel

Sun 18-09-2022 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550

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

23
Sep
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 23-09-2022 8:00 am - Sun 25-09-2022 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.

23
Sep
2022

English Longbows

Fri 23-09-2022 6:00 pm - Sun 25-09-2022 5:00 pm
$850

People have been making and shooting wooden bows for thousands of years; since before we had writing, permanent settlements and pottery. Cave paintings from untold eons past show our ancestors living and thriving by their skill with these elegant and sophisticated tools. Though the technology has been overtaken, making a bow from wood remains as thrilling and rewarding as it ever has been. In modern times, the hunt for the perfect wood bow is a pursuit unto itself.

25
Sep
2022

Decorative Blacksmithing Introduction

Sun 25-09-2022 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500

Iron rose on an anvilLearn how to coax steel into organic shapes on this one-day course. Our experienced instructors will introduce you to using fullers and hammers to form organic shapes, culminating in the creation of a spectacular iron rose. This course is ideal for both absolute beginners looking to try blacksmithing and blacksmiths who are seeking to broaden their repertoire under the guidance of an expert.

30
Sep
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 30-09-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 02-10-2022 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.

02
Oct
2022

Camp Axes

Sun 02-10-2022 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.

03
Oct
2022

Camp Axes

Mon 03-10-2022 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.

07
Oct
2022

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 07-10-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 09-10-2022 5:00 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.

08
Oct
2022

One Day One Knife

Sat 08-10-2022 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.

08
Oct
2022

Essential Blacksmithing

Sat 08-10-2022 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500

A lot of people want to get into blacksmithing - only a very small percentage are successful learning on their own.

Learn more in a day than you would spending a year or two floundering around by yourself. Build muscle memory so you know that you’re hitting right. Get an idea of how metal behaves when different processes are applied.

09
Oct
2022

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 09-10-2022 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.

09
Oct
2022

Camp Axes

Sun 09-10-2022 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.

10
Oct
2022

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 10-10-2022 8:00 am - Fri 14-10-2022 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.

10
Oct
2022

Leatherworking Foundations

Mon 10-10-2022 8:00 am - Fri 14-10-2022 5:00 pm
$2,500

The key to getting into leatherwork isn't just learning basic skills. It’s about meta-skills. To be successful, you need to learn how to learn leatherwork.

Our five-day Leatherwork Foundations course will teach you the fundamental leatherwork skills required to successfully complete intermediate level projects. Importantly, you’ll also learn how to avoid wasting money on tools and material and how to choose projects that will end in success and growth. This course is suitable for anyone aged 16 years and up, no prior leatherwork experience necessary.

13
Oct
2022

Knife sharpening

Thu 13-10-2022 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

14
Oct
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 14-10-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 16-10-2022 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
Oct
2022

Straight Razors

Sat 15-10-2022 8:00 am - Sun 16-10-2022 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.

16
Oct
2022

Damascus Steel

Sun 16-10-2022 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$550

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

21
Oct
2022

Slip Joint Folding Knives

Fri 21-10-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 23-10-2022 6:00 pm
$850

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

24
Oct
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Mon 24-10-2022 7:00 pm - Wed 26-10-2022 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.

28
Oct
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 28-10-2022 8:00 am - Sun 30-10-2022 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.

28
Oct
2022

Stainless Kitchen Knives

Fri 28-10-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 30-10-2022 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.

04
Nov
2022

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 04-11-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 06-11-2022 5:00 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.

04
Nov
2022

Stainless Outdoor Knives

Fri 04-11-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 06-11-2022 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.

07
Nov
2022

Blacksmithing Foundations

Mon 07-11-2022 8:00 am - Fri 11-11-2022 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.

10
Nov
2022

Knife sharpening

Thu 10-11-2022 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

11
Nov
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 11-11-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 13-11-2022 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
Nov
2022

One Day One Knife

Sat 12-11-2022 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.

13
Nov
2022

Camp Axes

Sun 13-11-2022 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.

13
Nov
2022

Sculptural Spheres

Sun 13-11-2022 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.

18
Nov
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 18-11-2022 8:00 am - Sun 20-11-2022 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
Nov
2022

English Longbows

Fri 25-11-2022 6:00 pm - Sun 27-11-2022 5:00 pm
$850

People have been making and shooting wooden bows for thousands of years; since before we had writing, permanent settlements and pottery. Cave paintings from untold eons past show our ancestors living and thriving by their skill with these elegant and sophisticated tools. Though the technology has been overtaken, making a bow from wood remains as thrilling and rewarding as it ever has been. In modern times, the hunt for the perfect wood bow is a pursuit unto itself.

27
Nov
2022

Intro to Leatherwork - Book Covers

Sun 27-11-2022 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
Dec
2022

Knifemaking Foundations

Mon 05-12-2022 8:00 am - Fri 09-12-2022 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.

08
Dec
2022

Knife sharpening

Thu 08-12-2022 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$120

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

09
Dec
2022

Japanese Knifemaking

Fri 09-12-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 11-12-2022 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
Dec
2022

Forged Outdoor Knives

Fri 09-12-2022 7:00 pm - Sun 11-12-2022 5:00 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.

16
Dec
2022

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 16-12-2022 8:00 am - Sun 18-12-2022 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.

06
Jan
2023

Damascus Kitchen Knifemaking

Fri 06-01-2023 8:00 am - Sun 08-01-2023 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.

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