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Tools & Kit
Tools and all safety equipment will provided on the day.
We fit a lot into one day which is why, as well as H&S considerations, there are only 2 places per course.
The day is spent is the forge on the tools, not in a classroom!
Practice Makes Perfect!
The Grove Arms at Ludwell is a few minutes away on the A30
Shaftsbury town is 10 minutes away and has a good selection of hotels and B&B's
The Village Blacksmith Experience
An opportunity for just two people
You will learn the basics of metalwork, and have a tour of projects in progress at the workshop. You will practice the techniques of forging metal into traditional forms such as points, curls and twists, and create your own poker, hooks, or similar project to take home.
As this course is aimed exclusively at just two people, you can work together on one project. If you go alone and are matched with someone you will have plenty of time for one-to–one tuition.
The Blacksmithing Experience day is very physical, and you may find suitable refreshment at the excellent pub almost next door!
Ian Thackray trained at Warwickshire College, and obtained his National Certificate in Blacksmithing. He has now been awarded The Certificate of Merit by the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths.
£160.00 per person including all materials used
Next course dates
- Saturday 19th may 2018 Full
- Saturday 26th May 2018 Full
- Saturday 21st July 2018 Full pending Confirmation
- Saturday 11th August 2018 full
- Saturday 1st September 2018 Full
- Saturday 27th October 2018 Full
- Saturday 10th November 2018 Full
- Saturday 24th November 2018
More dates will be released for 2018 ,
Ian is running an Axe Making Day and a Knife Making day in June, (see seperate website pages in Courses heading).
Please contact us to request a
place on a course, or register your interest.
Berwick St John