The Blacksmiths Toolbox Masterclass

The Blacksmiths Toolbox Masterclass

Hand Made Hammer and Tools

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Description

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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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

5.0
(635 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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4.8 (33 reviews)
davidrated it
03 Aug 2023
I completed a course several years ago and I loved this master class. All the tips and tricks are explained so students can improve their skills and become better blacksmiths. Questions are encouraged and we all leave with hand made blacksmithing tools.
Markrated it
31 Mar 2023
Absolutely fantastic experience! Great instructors , funny, patient and incredibly skilled - huge shout out to Matt, James and Mark - an awesome crew! The team will take you step by step through a range of blacksmithing skills and in four days you will make 9 hand forged tools - awesome experience- so highly recommended!
Philliprated it
30 Mar 2023
Fantastic experience, you really feel as if you’ve learned a lot and can continue on at home with the right set up. Perfect for getting the tools and knowledge you need to get started. Also the teachers are excellent.
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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.

OR

  • 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.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

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.

2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

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).

3.) REFUNDS

Please see refund policy. 

4.) CANCELLATIONS

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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