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Bridle Making Workshop


Join Churchill Fellow Bob Edwards, who has been a local saddler for over 50 years for this two day workshop in creating your own leather bridle. At the end of the weekend, you will have completed your own custom piece.

Bookings essential: Cost includes tuition, materials and meals. Some workshops have prerequisites, check website for details.


Event Dates
2020
      22nd Aug
      23rd Aug


27 Lindsay Street
East Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 1.3K from Mount Lofty

Blacksmithing 2 Day Project Workshop


Join Australian Champion Blacksmith Terry Drennan for a lesson in the custom built blacksmithing shop. Learn techniques such as drawing, upsetting, squaring, rounding, forge welding and riveting, barley twisting.

Once you have completed the blacksmithing advanced, you are eligible to participate in their project workshops. Join them for a weekend to extend your blacksmithing skills even further and create a knife or hatchet.

Bookings are essential: Cost includes tuition, materials and meals.


Event Dates
2020
      5th Dec
      6th Dec


27 Lindsay Street
East Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 1.3K from Mount Lofty

Blacksmithing Basics


Learn the basics of blacksmithing and create your own set of blacksmithing tools with Terry Drennan.

You will make a set of blacksmithing tools including a cold chisel, hot cutter, round punch, oval punch, centre punch and tongs. As well as your tools, you will take away the basic skills of blacksmithing including operating a forge and using the tools and anvil.

Terry Drennan began training as a blacksmith and farrier in Melbourne when he was 21 years old. He has won the Australian champion in blacksmithing and farriery on many occasions. At the same time, Terry never lost the skills and enthusiasm for the other traditional facets of his trade such as making decorative gates and furniture. He has been teaching blacksmithing courses at Cobb+Co Museum for over 15 years.

Age: 16 years and over
Requirements: Please wear closed in boots (or steel capped), long trousers and long sleeves.


Event Dates
2019
      7th Dec
      8th Dec


27 Lindsay Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 1.3K from Mount Lofty

Blacksmithing Basics


Learn the basics of blacksmithing and create your own set of blacksmithing tools with Terry Drennan.

You will make a set of blacksmithing tools including a cold chisel, hot cutter, round punch, oval punch, centre punch and tongs. As well as your tools, you will take away the basic skills of blacksmithing including operating a forge and using the tools and anvil.

Terry Drennan began training as a blacksmith and farrier in Melbourne when he was 21 years old. He has won the Australian champion in blacksmithing and farriery on many occasions. At the same time, Terry never lost the skills and enthusiasm for the other traditional facets of his trade such as making decorative gates and furniture. He has been teaching blacksmithing courses at Cobb+Co Museum for over 15 years.

Age: 16 years and over.
Requirements: Please wear closed in boots (or steel capped), long trousers and long sleeves.


Event Dates
2019
      7th Dec
      8th Dec


27 Lindsay Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 1.3K from Mount Lofty

Rustic Furniture Workshop


Join Andrew MacDonald, Wood and Metal Artisan, for a weekend of creating rustic furniture from branches and sticks. This workshop will introduce you to suitable pest variety timbers for basic chair, stool and table making, the tools and techniques to work the materials, options for design of your own pieces, and you will make your own piece of furniture to take home!

Andrew MacDonald worked as a furniture maker before studying sculpture. His art practice combines the practical knowledge and skills of a tradesman with originality and creative design. He has exhibited his pieces in galleries throughout the world. Many of the tools Andrew uses are traditional ones, rarely seen in modern workshops, which he has even forged and made himself. Andrew's metal sculpture can be seen at various locations around Toowoomba and Brisbane.

Age: 16 years and over.
Requirements: Please wear closed in boots (or steel capped), long trousers and long sleeves.


Event Dates
2020
      8th Aug
      9th Aug


27 Lindsay Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 1.3K from Mount Lofty

Leatherplaiting Workshop


Learn the basics of the intricate trade of leatherplaiting. Using Kangaroo leather, you will make your choice of an eight strand whip or a 13 strand belt. Kangaroo leather is often used by Australian leatherplaiters as it is one of the strongest leathers available. Its unique structure allows it to be cut very thin and still retain its strength. .

Your tutor Bill Webb has been leatherplaiting for over 40 years. He started when he was just five years old and perfected his skill under the guidance of the late RM Williams. Bill is a four-time Dame Mary Durack Award Winner and took first and second places in the 2015 Australian Plaiting Championships.

Age: 16 years and over.
Requirements: Please wear closed in boots (or steel capped), long trousers and long sleeves.


Event Dates
2020
      8th Feb
      9th Feb
      10th Feb


27 Lindsay Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 1.3K from Mount Lofty

Wooden Wagon Wheel Workshop (Wheelwrighting)


You will assemble a complete twelve spoke wagon wheel from a hand made kit provided by their resident wheelwright Kerry Riehl. You will also personally make one of each item used in the construction including a spoke, felloe and hub. At the end of the five day workshop you will have a completed wheel to take home.

Wheelwright Kerry Riehl is a joiner by trade. He has been making and repairing wooden wheels for over 30 years, starting with his grandparents' old carts and drays. Kerry is passionate about passing on the skills of wheelwrighting and is a regular demonstrator at Cobb+Co Museum.

Age: 16 years and over.
Requirements: Please wear closed in boots (or steel capped), long trousers and long sleeves.


Event Dates
2020
      2nd May
      3rd May
      4th May
      5th May
      6th May


27 Lindsay Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 1.3K from Mount Lofty

Rustic Furniture Workshop


Join Andrew MacDonald, Wood and Metal Artisan, for a weekend of creating rustic furniture from branches and sticks. This workshop will introduce you to suitable pest variety timbers for basic chair, stool and table making, the tools and techniques to work the materials, options for design of your own pieces, and you will make your own piece of furniture to take home!

Andrew MacDonald worked as a furniture maker before studying sculpture. His art practice combines the practical knowledge and skills of a tradesman with originality and creative design. He has exhibited his pieces in galleries throughout the world. Many of the tools Andrew uses are traditional ones, rarely seen in modern workshops, which he has even forged and made himself. Andrew's metal sculpture can be seen at various locations around Toowoomba and Brisbane.

Age: 16 years and over.
Requirements: Please wear closed in boots (or steel capped), long trousers and long sleeves.


Event Dates
2020
      21st Mar
      22nd Mar


27 Lindsay Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 1.3K from Mount Lofty

Blacksmithing Basics


Learn the basics of blacksmithing and create your own set of blacksmithing tools with Terry Drennan.

You will make a set of blacksmithing tools including a cold chisel, hot cutter, round punch, oval punch, centre punch and tongs. As well as your tools, you will take away the basic skills of blacksmithing including operating a forge and using the tools and anvil.

Terry Drennan began training as a blacksmith and farrier in Melbourne when he was 21 years old. He has won the Australian champion in blacksmithing and farriery on many occasions. At the same time, Terry never lost the skills and enthusiasm for the other traditional facets of his trade such as making decorative gates and furniture. He has been teaching blacksmithing courses at Cobb+Co Museum for over 15 years.

Age: 16 years and over.
Requirements: Please wear closed in boots (or steel capped), long trousers and long sleeves.


Event Dates
2020
      18th Jan
      19th Jan
      15th Feb
      16th Feb
      14th Mar
      15th Mar
      18th Apr
      19th Apr
      23rd May
      24th May
      13th Jun
      14th Jun
      18th Jul
      19th Jul
      15th Aug
      16th Aug
      26th Sep
      27th Sep
      17th Oct
      18th Oct
      14th Nov
      15th Nov


27 Lindsay Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 1.3K from Mount Lofty

Leatherplaiting Workshop


Learn the basics of the intricate trade of leatherplaiting. Using Kangaroo leather, you will make your choice of an eight strand whip or a 13 strand belt. Kangaroo leather is often used by Australian leatherplaiters as it is one of the strongest leathers available. Its unique structure allows it to be cut very thin and still retain its strength. .

Your tutor Bill Webb has been leatherplaiting for over 40 years. He started when he was just five years old and perfected his skill under the guidance of the late RM Williams. Bill is a four-time Dame Mary Durack Award Winner and took first and second places in the 2015 Australian Plaiting Championships.

Age: 16 years and over.
Requirements: Please wear closed in boots (or steel capped), long trousers and long sleeves.


Event Dates
2020
      5th Jun
      6th Jun
      7th Jun


27 Lindsay Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 1.3K from Mount Lofty

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