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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 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.

 

Classes and Upcoming Events

  • Bundy Bash Sunday
    Sun, 21 Aug
    5 Baillies Rd
    21 Aug, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    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.
  • Beginner Blacksmith blade  $300
    Sat, 27 Aug
    Cracked Anvil Forge
    27 Aug, 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.
  • Tomahawk forging class $300 (1)
    Sat, 17 Sept
    Cracked Anvil Forge
    17 Sept, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Cracked Anvil Forge, 1041 Redbank Plains Rd, New Chum QLD 4303, Australia
    Forge weld your own tomahawk from a high carbon Farrier rasp. Learn to fire weld using forge, hammer and anvil. Once welded, shape axe into your desired shape. Be it Viking, Crusader or Apache. Fit a timber handle and it's ready to throw.
  • Chef Knife Making Workshop
    Sat, 24 Sept
    Teneriffe
    24 Sept, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm AEST
    Teneriffe, 95 Commercial Rd, Teneriffe QLD 4005, Australia
    Create your own Chefs knife in a day Have you always wondered how knives were made? Spend an exciting day with Cracked Anvil Forge for a practical introduction to knife making, and take home your very own hand-forged chef knife from high carbon steel with a beautiful handle!
  • Beginner Blacksmith blade $300
    Sat, 15 Oct
    Cracked Anvil Forge
    15 Oct, 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  $300 (1)
    Sat, 29 Oct
    Cracked Anvil Forge
    29 Oct, 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 $300 (1)
    Sat, 12 Nov
    Cracked Anvil Forge
    12 Nov, 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  $300 (1)
    Sat, 26 Nov
    Cracked Anvil Forge
    26 Nov, 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  $300 (1)
    Sat, 10 Dec
    Cracked Anvil Forge
    10 Dec, 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.

One on One &Private group classes 

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.  
 

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BLACKSMITHING & KNIFEMAKING CLASSES

Learn blacksmithing and Knifemaking skills and techniques.  Wayne holds one-day scheduled classes. As well as 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.