Hand Forged Herb Chopper
AU$350.00

Hand Forged Herb Chopper

Blade forging for beginners

Next Available: Sun, 17 Mar 9:00AM (AEDT)
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7 hours
Over 100 people have attended this class

Description

This one-day course aims to equip students with the techniques they will need to confidently forge ahead with creative blade forming projects of their own. Starting with a section of steel and working through to a heat treated and finished herb chopper.

During this course students will gain insight to working with hardening steels and the considerations to be made in forging and heat-treating carbon steel blades. 

The day starts with an introduction to the forging process of breaking down and drawing stock efficiently and forming the handle and bevels. 

Then a bench grinder is used to correct the bevels before heat treating the blades to ensure the steel becomes hard wearing. 

In the afternoon, hand finishing techniques are used to finalise the aesthetics of the completed work. 

The quick course is designed to encompass a full toolbox of techniques to aid anyone looking to begin blade smithing as a hobby. 


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What you will learn

  • Basic forging of blade and handle
  • Heat treatment
  • Grinding, Hand finishing & Edge sharpening

What you will get

  • 1 Hand forged Herb Chopper

What to bring

  • BYO Lunch, or it can be bought from nearby cafes. Morning tea is provided.
  • A water bottle is a good idea, forging can be thirsty work.

What to wear

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

Appropriate for

Beginner blacksmiths and bladesmiths.


Eveleigh Works

5.0
(590 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 (34 reviews)
Gilbertrated it
22 Feb 2024
James made it a good fun experience at doing something that I would say none of the 8 of us had ever experienced. Everyone completed their herb chopper and were rightfully very proud of their achievement.
Gailrated it
19 Feb 2024
Thank you James, Instruction was fantastic and the day overall was awesome
Emilyrated it
18 Feb 2024
Really amazing class in an awesome historical location - James was very knowledgeable and provided just the right amount of guidance to ensure everyone could produce a nice piece to take home. As a beginner with no smithing experience I had a lot of fun and came away with a great sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. Definitely would recommend.
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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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