10 things to do in Toowoomba this weekend

2. Blacksmithing beginners Workshop

LEARN the basics of blacksmithing and create your own set of blacksmithing tools, including a coal chisel, hot cutter, round punch, oval punch, centre punch and tongs at the Cobb and Co Museum this weekend.

As well as your tools, you will take away the basic skills of blacksmithing, including operating a forge and using the tools and anvil.

After completing this workshop, you are eligible to participate in the Blacksmithing Advanced Workshop and project workshops.

The course will be held at Cobb and Co over Saturday and Sunday from 8am-4pm.

Book via 4659.4900 or inquiries@cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au.

3. Quilt exhibition and market

THE Quilt Exhibition and Boutique Market brings you a beautiful display of local talent, including quilts, embroidery, patchwork, cross stitch, and knitting, with a vintage wedding gown on display and boutique market stalls to buy from.

Concordia prof discovers family history of blacksmithing after starting new hobby

  1. The workers who carried the ore, charcoal and small pieces of limestone to the stack were called “fillers.” A foundry for the operation was built in 1815. A rolling mill was added in 1832 but was discontinued in 1867. A nail factory was built in 1835
  2. Modern technology also means Mehnert-Meland can use a cheaper and safer small propane-powered forge in his garage in place of burning charcoal or coal. But it remains a largely old-fashioned craft, and he said it still requires the same ingredients of 
  3. The students awed at a steam saw slicing through lumber, took turns holding the different workings forged in the blacksmith shop, learned about old fashioned soda fountains, enjoyed some free ice cream and, of course, rode many types of trains over

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