This post was written by Ross Berry, our resident blacksmith and shows you how to make your own forge. Thanks Ross. Backwoods Blacksmithing If you’ve ever wanted to be able to make some of your own bushcraft kit, such as knives and traditional fire steels, but thought that building a forge was out of your […]
I thought I’d add a few photos from our first ever Nordic Crafts weekend. It really was a fantastic weekend and the participants made some lovely items (I even got the time to make a leather sheath for my carving knife). The weekend was focused around 2 traditional craft skills – blacksmithing and carving. The guys […]
We had a brilliant 5 days in the woods on the Blacksmithing, Bodging & Bushcraft course last week. We run this course with Ross, of Kaos Blacksmiths. We only have 6 people on this course so that everyone gets the attention and tuition that they need (and have paid for!). This is a small selection of the […]
You might have seen our posts recently showing the shave horses and pole lathes we’d made in preparation for the ‘Blacksmithing, Bodging & Bushcraft’ course. Well, we ran our first one last week and it was fantastic. A great course to try out lots of craft skills and our students made some excellent items from both metal […]
Tomorrow sees me with Ross from Kaos Blacksmiths on a day of iron age blacksmithing. I’m really looking forward to it, will be the first time. Hopefully I’ll get some snaps to show.