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CRACKED ANVIL FORGE

Creating works of art for the modern and medieval world

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WAYNE SCHMIDT

Artist blacksmith

Wayne has been blacksmithing for over 25 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.


Classes and Upcoming Events

  • Beginner Blacksmith blade
    Time is TBD
    New Chum
    Time is TBD
    New Chum, 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.
  • Bundy Bash Sunday
    Time is TBD
    5 Baillies Rd
    Time is TBD
    5 Baillies Rd, 5 Baillies Rd, Moore Park Beach QLD 4670, 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.

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BLACKSMITHING CLASSES

Learn basic blacksmithing skills and techniques.  Wayne holds one day classes for individuals or small groups. Courses can be customised to suit your needs and skill level.

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DEMONSTRATIONS

Wayne can come along to your events.
He supplies all equipment, bellows or hand cranks. Able to do multiple 30 minute interactive demonstrations explaining all aspects of the blacksmith and the art of forging.

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MEDIEVAL EVENTS

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

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BESPOKE ITEMS

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

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MUSEUM REPLICAS

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