Blacksmiths Forging Hammer

Blacksmiths Forging Hammer

Create the quintessential blacksmiths tool

Next Available: Sat, 15 Apr 9:00AM (AEST)
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7 hours
Over 500 people have attended this class


What better way to get introduced to the trade of blacksmithing than to craft your very own quintessential blacksmiths tool- the hammer!

In this class we start the morning by punching and drifting (enlarging) the hole for the handle on the 25 tonne forging press. We then move on to shaping and styling your hammer ensuring that each will be an individual, hand crafted tool

Following this we need to heat treat the hammer. Our instructor will introduce you to concepts like hardening, tempering and simple carbon steel metallurgy. This ensures your job is both beautiful and functional as a tool.

We finish the day by grinding and polishing the working faces of the tool and fitting a spotted gum handle.

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What you will learn

  • Steel selection: hard vs tough
  • Anvil forging of large billets
  • Heat steel using oil or gas furnaces and coke forges

What you will get

  • All materials provided
  • Safety gear: leather blacksmithing aprons, eye protection and ear plugs
  • One forging hammer

What to bring

  • Just yourself!
  • Lunch and morning tea

What to wear

Please wear clothing appropriate for a workshop. This includes long pants and sleeves preferably natural fibre, solid shoes/boots

Appropriate for

Beginners and practicing smiths

Eveleigh Works

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Learn the metal arts at Eveleigh Works in Redfern, Sydney. Get your hands dirty with our short courses in blacksmithing, knife and tool-making. Courses for newbies and old hands, instructed by practicing craftspeople within the heritage workshop of an 1880s locomotive factory. 

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5.0 (131 reviews)
Rhysrated it
21 Feb 2023
Great experience at an awesome venue, trainers made sure we all learned a lot in a short time and gave plenty of freedom to be creative with the design and really make it personal. Highly recommend for anyone thinking about it, would be a great experience to receive as a gift too.
Georgerated it
19 Feb 2023
Great teacher, Mark, guided me through making a hammer. Was knowledgeable and supportive. Would recommend these classes to everyone of all ages and skill types. Also great bunch of people in the class too.
Alexanderrated it
11 Feb 2023
This was a great beginners class. No previous experience, but the teacher was brilliant, kept things relatively high level but was more than willing to get into the nuts and bolts of it all. I had a great time, and it was great for me as I was gifted the axe making course to do, so a great beginners course before doing the axe making course. I had such a great time that I’m going to tee up another class beforehand as it was a bunch of fun, and my kids really love the hammer.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 14 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 14 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 14 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Eveleigh Works or organised by Eveleigh Works must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Eveleigh Works.


I agree to give Eveleigh Works unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Eveleigh Works classes and events or on Eveleigh Works's premises. (For use of Eveleigh Works marketing materials).


Please see refund policy. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit to transfer.

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