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Individual 'Have a Bash' at Blacksmithing course in Shropshire

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Elliot Francis - - #39091

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Individual 'Have a Bash' at Blacksmithing course in Shropshire

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Alison - - #37670

We had a great day making pokers and fishtail hooks with Jake. He explained everything really well, was very encouraging, and we came back with some lovely things to treasure! It was a great treat for my husband's birthday!


Two person 'Have a Bash' at Blacksmithing course in Shropshire

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Lewis Campbell - - #34029

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Two person 'Have a Bash' at Blacksmithing course in Shropshire

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Ronan Campbell - - #34027

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Two person 'Have a Bash' at Blacksmithing course in Shropshire

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Mike - - #31919

Had a great day on the "have a bash" blacksmithing. As a beginner Jake walk me through everything first before let me have a go only giving pointer as and when needed, & he defiantly tailors the course to your skill level, and a good laugh to be had between smashing at the iron.

Also its great to have something to take back to show form your efforts. I would defiantly recommend that anyone gives it a go.

Individual 'Bushcraft blade in a day' course in Shropshire (Course inactive)

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David Humphrey - - #31796

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Individual 'Bushcraft blade in a day' course in Shropshire (Course inactive)

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Janet Humphrey - - #31681

My husband found out about this course through an old school friend who had come along. It was decided to be a 59th birthday gift from me. Jake has great communication with course bookers and despite a looming lockdown, we both felt he has done as much as humanly possible to avert the risk. My husband will post a separate review of the course as he was the one who did it, but from a gift giver, he was elated after the course, and it ignited the blacksmith inside him!

Highly recommended

Two person 'Bushcraft blade in a day' course in Shropshire (Course inactive)

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Seb Ingham - - #31621

We did the Bushcraft blade in a day course - really enjoyed it and would highly recommend it.

It was really interesting to experience a day in a working blacksmiths, learn the processes and techniques, and have a go for yourself.

Jake is really knowledgeable and a great tutor. Having small groups means you get plenty of time having a go, with Jake on hand to advise and guide every step of the way.

Thanks for a great day 👍🏼


Two person 'Have a Bash' at Blacksmithing course in Shropshire

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Brenda frisby - - #31531

I bought this day's metal-working as an 18th birthday present for my grandson. I could not have found a better gift - he absolutely loved every moment. Jake is really keen on his work and extremely skilled in his craft and, what is rarer, is able to convey this to those doing the course. The finished poker and hooks really are works of art and top quality. Thank you, Jake.

Two person 'Have a Bash' at Blacksmithing course in Shropshire

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Kevin - - #31065

I spent a thoroughly enjoyable rainy day on Saturday in Jake's workshop, bashing away at yellow hot metal and surprising myself at the quality of the poker and hooks I was able to produce under his expert tuition. Jake is good company and a good tutor - and also, from the quality of some of his work lying around the workshop, a highly talented blacksmith in his own right. A thoroughly enjoyable experience, which I would highly recommend to anyone. Thanks for a fun day, Jake!


Two person 'Have a Bash' at Blacksmithing course in Shropshire

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Keith Richardson - - #30751

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Two person 'Have a Bash' at Blacksmithing course in Shropshire

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Liz - - #30640

An excellent course, well instructed and paced, really enjoyable with a knowledgeable and friendly instructor. I did the course with a friend and each of us came away with a beautiful poker and hook to display it on that we made during the day; great mementos of an amazing day.

Response from Hedge Ironworks:

Thank you so much Liz for your kind words! I look forward to seeing you both again if you decide to come back for the Rose making course. All the very best, Jake.

Individual 'Bushcraft blade in a day' course in Shropshire (Course inactive)

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Dan Gibbons - - #30463

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Response from Hedge Ironworks:

Thank you so much for your kind words Dan! The pleasure was all mine. Very much looking forward to having you back at the forge!

Individual 'Bushcraft blade in a day' course in Shropshire (Course inactive)

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Brett Jones - - #30436

What a terrific day! Me and my Mother decided to attend this course after watching a show about bladesmithing. With the help of Jake we were able to make our very own knives!
I would like to say a big thank you to Jake for such a wonderful experience and a chance to ignite our passion on a whole new level!
His level of experience and warm personality made it a day we will never forget! Thank you again.

Response from Hedge Ironworks:

Thank you so much Brett for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you both at the workshop!

Two person 'Have a Bash' at Blacksmithing course in Shropshire

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Alison - - #30244

My husband and I (both late 50s) did this course a few weeks ago. We had an absolute blast ! Jake is a fantastic tutor and will guide you through each step of the process and ensure you produce something wonderful to take home. It was a great day and just what we needed after lockdown. I'd recommend this course to anyone who wants to have a go ... you will surprise yourself in how much you can achieve. We will be back for another course soon.

Two person 'Have a Bash' at Blacksmithing course in Shropshire

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Ella Hansford - - #30217

This course is brilliant! My boyfriend and I (both 18) recently attended and had the best time... cannot emphasise enough how Jake is a wonderful teacher, really patient and fun and clearly very passionate about his craft. At no point did we ever feel particularly unsafe or like we didn't know what we were doing because of the clear demonstration and instructions beforehand. Would definitely reccomend this course!


Two person 'Have a Bash' at Blacksmithing course in Shropshire

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Scott Gilbert - - #30211

What a great experience! My son and I recently attended Jake's have-a-bash course. No blacksmithing experience between the two of us, but through a well designed course and outstanding instruction from Jake, we completed some pretty good looking pokers and hooks. Jake explained and demonstrated every step of the process and then let us have a go. He was always by our side to provide feedback and guide us in the right direction. Looking forward to taking more of his classes in the future!

Two person 'Have a Bash' at Blacksmithing course in Shropshire

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Sophie - - #30145

I booked this course as a surprise for my husbands birthday, we both had an absolutely fantastic day! Jake is a brilliant tutor, very friendly & patient! We will definitely be back next year, and we would highly recommend “give it a bash” with Jake!


Two person 'Have a Bash' at Blacksmithing course in Shropshire

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Ben Frost - - #30117

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Two person 'Have a Bash' at Blacksmithing course in Shropshire

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Kathy Cowell - - #30097

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