The Blacksmiths Toolbox Masterclass

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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

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20 October 2019 • The Blacksmiths Toolbox Masterclass

Great course, we learned how to make and made all the tools required to make a had forged rounding hammer


19 October 2019 • The Blacksmiths Toolbox Masterclass

My 13 year old son loves these classes. Such a good hands on experience for a young man. These classes have also taught him to think about how he can repair things at home. Thank you to the team for always being so accommodating .


10 May 2019 • The Blacksmiths Toolbox Masterclass

Working in a blacksmith shop with a history stretching back over 100 years is an amazing experince. The course is very well laid out, each project building on the last so that you end up with a hammer that you made yourself, and using the tools you made at the start of the course. The four (or six!) person striking team is certainly a highlight. The teachers certainly know their stuff, providing demonstrations of the key steps, sharing tips and refining skills. Highly recommended!!

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