Try your hand at the art of blacksmithing In the beautiful central North Island.
Suitable for beginners, you have the choice to choose what your would like to create over the course, and best of all - you get to take your own piece of art home with you!
Your tutor, Rob, is one of the true time served Blacksmiths in New Zealand.
Rob teaches with lots of enthusiasm and Kiwi humor, so you know you’ll have a great time!
His passion, skill, and deep understanding this fascinating skill ensures you a truly authentic experience into the world of Blacksmithing in New Zealand.
Fantastic year round - in the summer months the large forge doors are opened to let the sunshine in and in the winter months you will be cozy and warm inside by the coal fire.
Location: 243 Waipapa road, RD7 Te Awamutu 3877
Half-day experience in the forge: The half-day course is great for those who would like to get a little taste of what blacksmithing is all about. You’ll be introduced to some of the basics and will have time for a small hand forged project. Here are some of the things you can choose from: a fire poker, coat hook, garden tool, herb/pizza knife, pizza oven tool, corkscrew or bottle opener.
Duration: 9am - 1pm, morning tea provided
Full day experience in the forge: More time, better projects! A full day is great for knife making. Several styles are possible such as a hunting/camping or a chef’s knife. You will hand forge your knife from scratch (with a little help of course!) and will fit it with a wooden handle. A small axe is also possible to make during this workshop. Other fun projects are a door knocker, a bird feeder, flowers, gardening tools, BBQ tools or how about a set of tools for your fireplace or pizza oven? Do you have another idea? Let us know, we love trying new things!
Duration: 9am - 4pm, morning tea and lunch provided
All prices are shown in NZD ($)
Merci beaucoup! We loved having you guys and hope you will enjoy using your knife! Thanks, Rob and Arja
Kia Ora, thank you very much! It was a pleasure to meet you both and hear about your travels. We hope you enjoyed your time together. Cheers, Rob and Arja
Thank you very much for your review, Gus. We enjoyed meeting you both and it is great to hear you both had a good time!Thanks, Rob and Arja
Thank you very much Jared. It was great to see you again!!
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