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Recommended for 16 years and over
Closed-in boots (or steel-capped), long trousers and long sleeves.
Join Australian Champion Blacksmith Terry Drennan for a lesson in the custom-built blacksmithing shop.
Learn the basics of blacksmithing and create your own set of blacksmithing tools including a cold chisel, hot cutter, round punch, oval punch, centre punch and tongs. As well as your tools, you will take away the basic skills of blacksmithing including operating a forge and using the tools and anvil.
After completing this workshop, you are eligible to participate in the Blacksmithing Intermediate Workshops.
Terry Drennan began training as a blacksmith and farrier in Melbourne when he was 21 years old. He has won the Australian champion in blacksmithing and farriery on many occasions. At the same time, Terry never lost the skills and enthusiasm for the other traditional facets of his trade such as making decorative gates and furniture. He has been teaching blacksmithing courses at Cobb+Co Museum for around 20 years.
All our Hands-on Workshops have a limited number of participants to ensure you receive all the assistance and direction you require.
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After completing Blacksmithing Basics, advance your skills in this two-day workshop and create a fireside set.
Extend your blacksmithing skills further and create a custom Damascus knife or bearded Viking-inspired hand axe.