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Description

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.

Topics

  • 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: matt@eveleigh.works

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Class Schedule

6 Wednesday Evenings, 6pm–9pm

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

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Peter

24 October 2017 • Blacksmith 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!

Phil

21 June 2017 • Blacksmith Introduction II

Another great experience at the Eveleigh works and some beautiful BBQ tools as an output.

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