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CRACKED ANVIL FORGE

With over Thirty years of experience in Blacksmithing and Knife making, Cracked Anvil Forge is one of the region's oldest and most well-respected Instructors and Blacksmith Forges.
  With a safety record second to none, our  One on One and small private groups are ideal for the beginner or those more advanced wanting to hone their skills. 
Specialising in small groups allows much greater flexibility in the days class to fulfil the participant's desires.

We have run classes all over QLD, from Roma, Injune, Bundaberg and Hervey Bay and taught complete beginners from 10-year-olds to more mature 76, NDIS, DVA and legally blind. 
We can customise any class to suit You and Your ability. 

Blacksmith on his Anvil

WAYNE SCHMIDT

Artist blacksmith

Wayne has been blacksmithing for over 30 years, using traditional methods and techniques to create forged items for any time in history.  

He provides live demonstrations and explanations to the public and uses historical equipment and period bellows.

Wayne creates bespoke items on request and offers classes for beginners to more advanced blacksmithing enthusiasts.

Based in Ipswich, Queensland.

Also able to travel to you.

Contact 0412518963

 

Classes and Upcoming Events

  • Beginner Blacksmith blade, small class$375 (Limit of 4 Participants)
    Beginner Blacksmith blade, small class$375 (Limit of 4 Participants)
    Sat, 27 Apr
    Cracked Anvil Forge
    27 Apr 2024, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Cracked Anvil Forge , 1041 Redbank Plains Rd, New Chum QLD 4303, Australia
    27 Apr 2024, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Cracked Anvil Forge , 1041 Redbank Plains Rd, New Chum QLD 4303, Australia
    Join us for a full day of experiencing the ancient art of blacksmithing. Forge your steel, swing the hammer and before the day is done you'll have your own piece finished. You too can create the world's oldest tool and use it at home for generations to come. All tools and equipment supplied.
  • Beginner Blacksmith blade, small class$375 (Limit of 4 Participants) (6)
    Beginner Blacksmith blade, small class$375 (Limit of 4 Participants) (6)
    Sat, 27 Apr
    Cracked Anvil Forge
    27 Apr 2024, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm AEST
    Cracked Anvil Forge , 1041 Redbank Plains Rd, New Chum QLD 4303, Australia
    27 Apr 2024, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm AEST
    Cracked Anvil Forge , 1041 Redbank Plains Rd, New Chum QLD 4303, Australia
    Join us for a full day of experiencing the ancient art of blacksmithing. Forge your steel, swing the hammer and before the day is done you'll have your own piece finished. You too can create the world's oldest tool and use it at home for generations to come. All tools and equipment supplied.
  • Beginner Blacksmith blade, small class$375 (Limit of 4 Participants)
    Beginner Blacksmith blade, small class$375 (Limit of 4 Participants)
    Sat, 11 May
    Cracked Anvil Forge
    11 May 2024, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Cracked Anvil Forge , 1041 Redbank Plains Rd, New Chum QLD 4303, Australia
    11 May 2024, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Cracked Anvil Forge , 1041 Redbank Plains Rd, New Chum QLD 4303, Australia
    Join us for a full day of experiencing the ancient art of blacksmithing. Forge your steel, swing the hammer and before the day is done you'll have your own piece finished. You too can create the world's oldest tool and use it at home for generations to come. All tools and equipment supplied.
  • Beginner Blacksmith blade, small class$375 (Limit of 4 Participants)
    Beginner Blacksmith blade, small class$375 (Limit of 4 Participants)
    Sat, 01 June
    Cracked Anvil Forge
    01 June 2024, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Cracked Anvil Forge , 1041 Redbank Plains Rd, New Chum QLD 4303, Australia
    01 June 2024, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Cracked Anvil Forge , 1041 Redbank Plains Rd, New Chum QLD 4303, Australia
    Join us for a full day of experiencing the ancient art of blacksmithing. Forge your steel, swing the hammer and before the day is done you'll have your own piece finished. You too can create the world's oldest tool and use it at home for generations to come. All tools and equipment supplied.
  • Beginner Blacksmith blade, small class$375 (Limit of 4 Participants)
    Beginner Blacksmith blade, small class$375 (Limit of 4 Participants)
    Sat, 15 June
    Cracked Anvil Forge
    15 June 2024, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm AEST
    Cracked Anvil Forge , 1041 Redbank Plains Rd, New Chum QLD 4303, Australia
    15 June 2024, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm AEST
    Cracked Anvil Forge , 1041 Redbank Plains Rd, New Chum QLD 4303, Australia
    Join us for a full day of experiencing the ancient art of blacksmithing. Forge your steel, swing the hammer and before the day is done you'll have your own piece finished. You too can create the world's oldest tool and use it at home for generations to come. All tools and equipment supplied.
  • Beginner Blacksmith blade, small class$375 (Limit of 4 Participants)
    Beginner Blacksmith blade, small class$375 (Limit of 4 Participants)
    Sat, 29 June
    Cracked Anvil Forge
    29 June 2024, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm AEST
    Cracked Anvil Forge , 1041 Redbank Plains Rd, New Chum QLD 4303, Australia
    29 June 2024, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm AEST
    Cracked Anvil Forge , 1041 Redbank Plains Rd, New Chum QLD 4303, Australia
    Join us for a full day of experiencing the ancient art of blacksmithing. Forge your steel, swing the hammer and before the day is done you'll have your own piece finished. You too can create the world's oldest tool and use it at home for generations to come. All tools and equipment supplied.

SERVICES

Wayne creates functional and artistic items and offers tuition.  
If you can't find what you are looking for here, just contact him directly.

Every class is customized to suit the student's experience and ability. We specialise in making each class a great experience for all involved. From couples to Mother/son/Daughter/father and all others.  One on One is of course a class purely for the person participating. These classes are ideal for the younger Smith looking for that jump-start in learning. You will learn more in a One day class than a Year of YouTube.  
 

4 people enjoying a blacksmithing class

One on One &Private group classes 

Hot metal on Anvil

BLACKSMITHING & KNIFEMAKING CLASSES

Learn blacksmithing and Knifemaking skills and techniques.  We hold one-day scheduled classes. As well as individuals or small groups. Courses can be customised to suit your needs and skill level.
 

Forged knife class with charcoal forge
Denonstrating blacksmithing at Historical event

DEMONSTRATIONS

We can come along to your events.
We supply all equipment, authentic antique bellows or hand cranks. Able to do multiple 30-minute interactive demonstrations while explaining all aspects of the blacksmith and the art of forging.

Antique bellows at Medieval show, Demonstration

MEDIEVAL EVENTS

We provide live demonstrations and explanations, to the public, on traditional medieval blacksmithing methods and techniques. Using historically accurate blacksmith equipment and period bellows.  We are also able to make minor repairs and adjustments to re-enactor equipment at the event. Including emergency repairs to items such as shields, armour, swords and encampment equipment.

Copper riveted, viking pot

BESPOKE ITEMS

Able to craft almost anything out of metal.  Contact us directly to learn more.

Reproduction of medieval Spurs, traditional blacksmithing

MUSEUM REPLICAS

Hand made items based on your authenticity documentation. Traditionally crafted, historically accurate, using no electric tools.