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Contact name: Alexander McBain
Total bookings
almost 3 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Hi there, I’m Sandy a 28-year-old blacksmith. I create functional metal items at my forge in Newbridge, Scotland. I began this journey to learn blacksmithing in 2019 after working in a corporate environment and seeking something more fulfilling. I love the challenges of working with metal and the things you can create. I have offered these courses in the past year to share my enjoyment of blacksmithing with others. I look forward to having you in the forge soon!

Courses, kits & gifts

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Blacksmithing - Axe Making
4 hours
Next date: 29th Nov 2024
1 place left
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Blacksmithing - Hammer Making
5 hours
Next date: 19th Oct 2024
1 place left
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Blacksmithing Experience
4 hours
Next date: 13th Sep 2024
2 places left

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
14 Jan 24'

Rae reviewed: Blacksmithing - Axe Making

"Had a thoroughly enjoyable day making the axe with Sandy. Would endorse this course for others. "

25 Sep 23'

Ashley reviewed: Blacksmithing Experience

"I got in touch with Athelstane Forge with the idea of arranging something for my wife and I's sixth (iron!) wedding anniversary - Sophie and Sandy took this vague idea and turned it into a wonderful day at the forge, creating a very special and uniquely designed piece! From the first contact onwards, Sophie was so kind and helpful, and Sandy was brilliant in sharing his skills and teaching us the basics of blacksmithing during our day at the forge. A wonderful experience all round - thank you!"

24 Jun 23'

Murray Robb reviewed: Blacksmithing Experience

"I had a very enjoyable four hour class with Sandy, learning various different techniques to make bottle opener and fire poker. Sandy was really good at explaining what was required at each stage. A great experience."

AthelstaneForge responded:

"Pleasure having you Murray! Hopefully see you again soon in the forge. Sandy"

29 May 23'

Jennifer Powell reviewed: Blacksmithing Experience

"My husband really enjoyed the course, he would highly recommend it. It was a great birthday gift for him. He really wants to do the intermediate course next. "

AthelstaneForge responded:

"Glad he enjoyed it! I look forward to seeing him again soon!"

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