Guided forging hot steel class in Footscray
Activities

Guided forging hot steel class in Footscray

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy fun activity involves forging of a fire poker from red hot steel
  • See the demonstration on how to light/maintain the fire and use it to heat steel
  • Discover that forging is a skill that can be readily learnt by persons from all walks of life and capabilities.
What to expect

The excitement and joy of forging objects from hot steel is not something confined to the past, nor is it the sole bastion of large, strong, bearded blacksmiths

This fun activity involves forging a fire poker from red hot steel using a hammer and anvil. Participants undertake a safety induction and are provided with all personal protective equipment necessary. Each participant is allocated their own forging station equipped with an anvil, tongs, and hammer. A demonstration is then be provided on how to light/maintain the fire and use it to heat steel to a temperature suitable for forging. The demonstration will cover each progressive step required to forge a functional fire poker and highlight that successful blacksmithing does not require brute strength.

Participants will then proceed to light their fires and begin to forge their poker under the guidance of an experienced instructor/s. A short 15min break is generally undertaken after 1.5hrs for participants to relax and enjoy complimentary hot beverages and biscuits. At the end of the class, completed fire pokers are hot waxed in preparation for taking away. during the tour, you eill enjoy the refreshment such as soda water, tea, coffee, and biscuits.

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What's included
  • Soda water, tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Guided instruction
  • Use of equipment
Where

60 Maribyrnong Street, Footscray VIC, Australia

Meeting point:

Waterside Metal Art Studio

What to remember
  • You must be age 12+ to participate in this tour
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When
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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Provider
Waterside Metal Art Studio
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 5 days before the experience begins. If you cancel up to 4 days before, you can still receive a 50% refund.

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