The Blacksmiths Toolbox Masterclass
AU$1,500.00

The Blacksmiths Toolbox Masterclass

Hand Made Hammer and Tools

Next Available: Thu, 22 Sep 9:00AM (AEST)
8 hours x 4 Days
Over 50 people have attended this class

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
(392 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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4.9 (24 reviews)
Jasonrated it
16 Jul 2022
A great four days in the fantastic Eveleigh Works shop. Second course for me with Matt, he's a great teacher and interesting bloke to spend time with. If you're looking to get some experience and some tools of your own this is a great way to achieve both. Bring on the sledge hammer.
Davidrated it
11 Jul 2022
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Gawainrated it
11 Jul 2022
This course was amazing. Totally worth doing. Great environment to work in with some very capable and patient Blacksmiths. It's hard work but so rewarding. Walk out at the end of four days with some wonderful tools that you have made and can be proud of.
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Cancellations & Refunds

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

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

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

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.

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