Blacksmith Introduction II

Forging basics for the artist blacksmith

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Blacksmithing is the process of shaping and forging metal with the use of heat and tools. This 6 week course introduces participants to the basic techniques of forging.

Students will be shown how to select, heat, and forge steel using an anvil to create their own BBQ tool set. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show students how to work toward their own custom design.

All participants will have their own station in the heritage Eveleigh Locomotive Workshops and use refurbished heritage equipment to make their project.  This course is a great way to enter the world of smithing, learn this rare trade and have a lot of fun.


  • The properties of generally used steels and alloys
  • Heating steel using a coal or gas furnace
  • How to use an anvil
  • Hand-forging techniques: tapering, bending, twisting, riveting, fullering and finishing
  • Striking and cooperative blacksmithing
  • Work safely in a group environment with other blacksmiths

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are posted using Regular post. If you have purchased a gift voucher and would like Express Post, this will incur an extra fee. To arrange Express Post please email Matt at:

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What you will learn

  • Hand forging techniques
  • How to use an anvil
  • Heating steel using a coal or gas forge

What you will get

  • All materials required to make your projects
  • Safety gear: leather blacksmithing aprons, eye protection and ear plugs
  • Set of hand forged BBQ tools and several smaller projects

What to bring

  • Just yourself!

What to wear

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

Appropriate for

People wanting to learn a new skill, practicing craftspeople, blacksmith's wanting to refine their skills

Eveleigh Works

296 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 (2 reviews)
24 October 2017Blacksmith Introduction II
The course was excellent - well-planned, well-resourced and most importantly, well-taught. Matt was a highly capable blacksmith and extremely proficient teacher who was able to safely instruct while differentiating delivery to a variety of skill sets. The consensus among the participants was that we will all be enrolling in future courses!
21 June 2017Blacksmith Introduction II
Another great experience at the Eveleigh works and some beautiful BBQ tools as an output.

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. 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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