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Blacksmithing Beginners

Duration: 9.30am - 4pm

Price: £170

Book with: Fay, Niki and Rachel
at Ecclesall Woods Craft Courses

J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre
Ecclesall Woods
Abbey Lane, Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S7 2QZ

Course Start Dates

Saturday 23rd May 2020

About the Course

This one day course will introduce you to the basics of Blacksmithing and hand forge work.

Starting with fire control and hand hammer work, you will learn carbon steel forging and make small objects such as a poker or hook, you will leave with an authentically hand forged object.

Forges are hot and can be noisy- eye & ear protection will be provided and please wear solid boots and clothes suitable for working in (made of natural fibres). Forges can be smoky, if you have any respiratory ailments please bear this in mind.

Participants must be fit and agile enough to stand all day by the forges, wield a hammer multiple times and be outside in the weather at this time of year.

Please let us know if you have any specific requirements or needs. Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £30 admin fee). No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course. All adult courses are for 16 years or over.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tool use are provided for you on the day. Refreshments and biscuits throughout the course. Please bring a packed lunch, notebook and pen and wear suitable clothes for working outdoors.

Want to review this course?

Really great day, knowledgeable and friendly instructors, everything was easy to follow and I felt really confident by the end of the day in what I was doing.

Only downside was that it ended!

Had a blast and wouldnt hesitate to do it again!

- - #20350

Good team of guys, with lots of valueble info . Enjoyabe day. The weather was kind.

- - #20349

This was a brilliant day! My husband and I booked it as something fun to do for a one-off, but we're already thinking about when we can come back. The instructors were clearly super-knowledgable and explained everything in a really easy to follow way. By lunchtime we'd already each made a really professional-looking hook, which was great. I'd recommend this to anyone - the course does cost a fair bit, but it's *really* worth it!

- - #18174

Booked this course as a birthday present for my son.
Beware you may become addicted.
He couldn't praise the day enough, in fact, it was hard to tear him away and he was very happy with his hook and poker. I am sure another course will be on his Christmas list as he has already been pricing up forges!

- - #11030

Great day. Recommend to anyone. Both Tim and Phil were very informative and skilled. Felt well looked after and great value.

- - #10987

We had great fun on this course and would highly recommend it. Very well run by Tim and Phil and they were both very helpful and knowledgable.

- - #10982

This course, in July, was excellent. The teaching by Tim and Phil was top class. They are very professional and were helpful whenever problems were encountered. The poker and hook which we made came out very well with help. I feel like we learnt such a lot and it was so interesting. I am looking forward to following it up with another course in Blacksmithing.

- - #9765

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