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Blacksmiths Forging Hammer

Create the quintessential blacksmiths tool

Next Available: Sat, 29 Jan 9:00AM (AEDT)
7 hours
Over 250 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

324 Reviews

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 (85 reviews)
17 January 2022Blacksmiths Forging Hammer
The blacksmiths hammer forging course at Eveleigh Works was a great experience in an historic setting. All my own work but plenty of help at hand when needed. I’m planning to use the hammer but for the time being it’s pride of place on the coffee table!
15 January 2022Blacksmiths Forging Hammer
What a great day - learning some new skills in a workshop dripping in history. The hands on approach to instruction was perfect. Thanks.
05 December 2021Blacksmiths Forging Hammer
Excellent one day course, brilliant facility and teachers. A really fun day, definitely recommended.
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Refund Policy

Eveleigh Works requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers outside of the no refund period. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Eveleigh Works to organise a refund or transfer

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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).


Eveleigh Works requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


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.

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