Axe Making Course - One Day Blacksmithing Experience



Come down to the forge and make your very own axe. We will cover every aspect from basic forging techniques and hammer control, then grinding and profiling followed by heat treatment and fitting the handle so that you end up with a fully functional bearded axe that will last you a lifetime.

What's included in the price?

All the materials needed for your course are included and I will supply safety equipment. Refreshments such as tea, and coffee will be provided, but bringing a packed lunch is advised. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or getting holes in – cotton t-shirts/tops, jeans and boots are best. Long hair will need to be tied back at all times. The forge is a large open space, and we'll have the doors open to give maximum airflow. Participants are welcome to wear a mask or visor, however given the physical nature of the course we are not making this compulsory as we want to ensure you are comfortable. Hand sanitising is available on arrival, and to use during the day.


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Tom Robinson Metalwork

with Craft Courses since 2022

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Tom Robinson is an Artist/Blacksmith based in Suffolk. He studied at the National School of Blacksmithing in Hereford and has been specialising in metalwork for over ten years. Tom’s work is made to last. He uses steel to create long-enduring pieces, shaping hot forged metal to create natural forms and organic shapes.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Father's Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Romantic
  • Parking provided
  • Christmas
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Easter
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Rookyard Farm , Old Newton, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 4ER