BRINGING WOODLANDS TO LIFE
Knife Making

: 07 Mar 2020 - 07 Mar 2020

: The Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR

£140

Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife.

You will learn to:

  • use the forge anvil and hammer
  • able to identify the temperature of steel by looking at the colours
  • learn the art of hardening and tempering, forging and drawing with the hammer. Blacksmith made knifes differ from commercial made knifes in that they are not ground with a grinder but shaped with the hammer.

The tutor Richard Eaton is a professional blacksmith making artistic and traditional ironwork as well as heritage work in Shropshire. He has a deep passion for making knifes.

What's included?

 

Tools, equipment and refreshments are provided. Free parking. Courses start promptly at 9.30 (feel free to arrive from 9 for refreshments).

Rustic huts on site, camping / campervan area with stocked kitchen and wash facilities and fire pit. Café on site too! Please ask us for advice on local B&Bs and hotels.

Small Woods use only experienced professionals and woodland practitioners as tutors. We have more than 20 years’ experience of delivering courses and training and a reputation for high quality teaching and professionalism.

Small Woods courses are suitable for all levels of experience and ability and we keep course numbers low. The physical nature and/or woodland location of some courses may make them difficult for people with mobility problems. We do, however, have many years’ experience in enabling all groups to attend courses and will make every effort to ensure a satisfying experience for all.

Sustainable travelling

 

We try and encourage car sharing and the use of public transport for participants on our courses. Please contact us if you need a lift or you are willing to offer a lift to someone else who is travelling here and the direction that you will be travelling. We can also offer to lifts to and from the train station. Please contact us if this is of interest to you.