Blacksmithing for Adult and Child - Make a Cheese knife

Course summary

Are you looking for a Father’s day gift?

Join this adult and child (for ages 8+) beginners workshop to learn the craft of blacksmithing.

During this hands on outdoor class you will learn the basics of blacksmithing including selection and use of tongs, hammer techniques, forging a point, flattening metal, bending and twisting metal into shapes, hardening and softening metal and texturing techniques.

Practice these new found skills to make your own cheese knife on the day, guided by our experienced tutor.

This workshop is both engaging and calming, the perfect activity to unplug and get creative on Father’s day!

All materials are provided including safety gloves.

The ticket price includes one adult and one child.

Please call 9687 1560 if you would like to book for a single adult.  
For a single adult – $120

What you will learn

  • basics of blacksmithing
  • hands on practice guided by an experienced tutor
  • how to make a hand forged cheese knife

What you will get

  • 1 cheese knife per pair

What you need to bring

  • wear a long sleeve shirt, long pants and closed in shoes
  • long hair needs to be tied back
  • water bottle

About the tutor

Rob Nansen (Jesses Stump Blacksmithing and Bush Furniture) is a Melbourne based artisan who works with iron and wood using traditional hand tools and techniques. Along with creating original pieces, Rob facilitates beginner workshops so others can also experience these slow and meditative crafts.

Course cost

COST: $170.00

Class availability: 3 PLACES REMAINING

Course dates

Saturday 17 August
1.00pm – 4.00pm (1 session)

Book this course

To enrol in this course, fill out the form below. Remember to add the details of any other students who are part of your booking.

Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to go ahead. For this reason, we encourage students to book at least 5 days prior to the course/workshop. In the unlikely event that we don't get enough enrolments, we may need to postpone to a later date or cancel the course/workshop. You will be advised via email or text prior to the class commencing.


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Call 9687 1560 during office hours and have your credit card details ready. We accept MasterCard and Visa.

In person

Come to YCC at 59 Francis Street, Yarraville during office hours to enquire or enrol and pay in person.