Cold Hanworth Forge is now producing a portable coke forge suitable for both amateur and professional craftsmen. The forge easily produces heats capable of fire-welding large sections of material and incorporates a simple and effective control of the air produced by means of a robust electric centrifugal fan. The complete unit is priced at; £525.00 ex vat, For more information, please call me on; 07885664678
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT; IF YOU ARE BROWSING THIS SITE AND RECEIVE A MESSAGE SAYING; 'FATAL ERROR, OUT OF DYNAMIC MEMORY THEN PLEASE CLICK THE REFRESH BUTTON ON YOUR BROWSER AND YOU SHOULD BE OK, THIS MESSAGE OFTEN APPEARS WHEN THE SITE IS OVERLOADED WITH TRAFFIC.
ALSO IF YOU EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY ACCESSING THE MENUE ABOVE; TRY VIEWING OUR SITE IN A DIFFERENT BROWSER SUCH AS GOOGLE CHROME OR A LATER VERSION OF INTERNET EXPLORER.
IRON IN THE BLOOD' by Bob Oakes (alias; Frederick John Pope), has taken two and a half years to write. The book IS NOW on sale price £9.99 plus P&P of £2.95. (see 'PAY PAL' on the right hand side of this page) Please allow up to 14 days for delivery. Early reports are that it is a wonderful read and a must for all those interested in our courses
The book will make an excellent birthday gift as would one of our courses, I have produced an excellent gift card for this purpose, please contact me if you are interested.
Our BASIC BEGINNERS COURSE:In just short of three days our Basic Beginners must be one of the finest Blacksmithing couses available! The sheer amount of techniques learned, the teamwork, enjoyment and social interaction developed, all add up to a thouroughly worthwhile and unforgetable experience. Listed below are the forging processes covered on this course;
Health and safety in the workshop, Drawing down and upsetting; Forging round and square tapers and points, Forging leaves and berries, Hot splitting using a set, Forging wavy tapered motifs, Forging and riveting a tennon, hot twisting, Branch fire-welding, Making a figure of eight ended scroll, Forming freehand curves using the anvil and hammer, making collers and wraprounds, assembly and finishing.
WOW; all in three days!
Please view our introductory video on the right hand side of this page in order to see one of these courses in action, please also have your sound turned on.
I am contemplating the organising of a four day course entitled; 'THE CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF HERITAGE IRONWORK' The course will include; talks by a conservation officer and a conservation architect, practical demonstrations re; restoration techniques, leafwork, repous'ee, gilding,etc. Site visits will be organised for case studys of three examples of the need for restoration which will be followed by discussion and assesment of the work involved. The course will also include demonstrations of attaching ironwork to stone by means of lead and resin; given by a local stone mason.
If you are interesd in attending this course, please contact in order to arrange suitable dates.
The photograph shows the gates for Sudbrook Park in Lincolnshire which we lovingly restored from 'scrap condition!'.