New Zealand's first and last gasworks

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Blacksmith Classes

Introductory Class

This class is 4 hours in duration, from 11am to 4pm with a break for lunch. It will explore all the skills needed to complete a simple project like a  fire poker, basic candle holder, coat hook, beer bottle opener.
You will learn the skills of basic blacksmithing  techniques - hammer, drawing out (tapering), twisting, bending, punching as well as fire management and hammer control.This course will integrate blacksmithing lore, basic concepts around tool use, forge use, and safety.
Every participant should go home with one small project.

Course cost of $150.00 includes all materials, fuel, safety earplugs and glasses, and blacksmith equipment.
Minimum number to hold the course : 2 people.
What to bring:
Participants need to wear sturdy shoes, or work boots,  long cotton or denim pants and tops of either cotton or wool. Synthetic fabrics are not acceptable.
Terms and Conditions:
The Dunedin Gasworks Museum retains the right to cancel the course, change the venue, venue capacity, activity/event start times or other Course details. If an activity is postponed for any reason you will be offered a refund or a replacement ticket for the postponed date. If an event or activity is cancelled, a full refund of the ticket price (less non refundable booking and transaction fees) will be provided upon presentation of the ticket.

Your safety is our priority. Course participants are to follow the safety procedures outlined by the tutor at all times.
Waiver: By registering for this course the participant agrees to release the organisers from all claims for injury or damage suffered out of participation in the course.


Booking a Ticket

You can check class times and book a place on a class at the ExcellentEvents Ticketing site.


Further information contact Ann Cronin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Blacksmiths Guild

The Dunedin Gasworks Blacksmiths Guild is based at the Forge in the Fitting Shop.  Our Blacksmith presently managing the forge is Ann Cronin.

To join the Guild one must complete our  4 hour long Introductory Blacksmiths Course. To join  the Guild you must take out  a membership to the Dunedin Gasworks Museum Trust for a cost of $25.00. Guild membership entitles you to use the Forge under supervison and access advice and support.


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