The Blacksmiths Toolbox Masterclass

Next Available: Thu, 26 Apr 9:00AM
8.0 hours x 4 Days


This intensive 4 day master class is a rare chance for beginning and seasoned blacksmiths to add to their knowledge and tool collection. The sledge hammer striking is a challenge for mind and body, your strength, fitness, and tool experience will empower your outcomes.  Students will be guided through the process of making a wide variety of blacksmithing tools to add to your workshop and gain valuable insights into how to forge and modify tools to suit any projects you wish to work on. Many of the tools made in this course are hard to buy nowadays and even second hand ones are expensive if you can find them. 

Over the duration of the masterclass students will make learn to make: 

  • Rounding hammer
  • Top and bottom fullers
  • Hammer eye tongs
  • Cupping tool
  • Hardy hot cut
  • A variety of punches and drifts

Cost includes

All materials, lunch and snacks , insurance, use of tools and equipment, workshop consumables and safety gear.

Course learnings

  • Forging many tools to take home
  • Emphasis on the traditional fashion of forging with a striker
  • Finishing and polishing of some tools with a linisher
  • Heat treatment
  • Handle fitment

Additional Info

  • Morning tea and lunch provided. If you have any special dietary requirements please ensure you bring something that meets your needs.  
  • All materials will be provided for the completion of the tools including handles.
  • Hearing, eye and respiratory protection will be provided or you may bring your own if they're suitable 

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Class Schedule

4 consecutive sweaty days 9am to 5pm

What you will learn
  • Develop tool-making skills to become a self sufficient blacksmith
  • 2 and 4 person striking
  • Extensive hand forging techniques including, tapering, punching, drifting, upsetting, fullering and more
What you will get
  • Create a collection of tools of the trade
  • Work within a vestige of Australia's industrial past: the Eveleigh Locomotive Workshop
  • Morning tea and lunch included

What to bring
  • A favorite hammer, gloves etc. if you so wish.
What to wear

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

Appropriate for

This class is designed for enthusiastic amateur blacksmiths as well as profesionals looking to expand their knowledge


Eveleigh Works

Vendor since 2016

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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19 June 2017 • The Blacksmiths Toolbox Masterclass

Such a brilliant experience and a fantastic place to do it too! Matt the tutor/blacksmith, is really thorough and a great teacher - I came away with an amazing array of new knowledge, skills, and most importantly tools! Would wholeheartedly reccomend any of their courses to anyone, of any ability.


18 June 2017 • The Blacksmiths Toolbox Masterclass

The class size allowed for a very interactive and personal experience. Starting with some basic tools, then progressing with the skills learned to continue to make a suite of blacksmith tools was just awesome.


15 June 2017 • The Blacksmiths Toolbox Masterclass

I am a complete novice when I signed up for the course I wasn't sure how I would go but with the help of Matt he made it look easy and at the end I had made myself some Blacksmith tools. Ready for my next course. Anyone with a interest in Blacksmithing would enjoy the course.

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