8th Biennial
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Three Amazing Days of Workshops The Callide Dawson Machinery Preservation Club Inc. is calling on all aspiring blacksmiths, coopers and leatherworkers to take part in a series of “Rare Trade” workshops to be held at the 10th Biennial Queensland Heritage Rally on the 19th, 20th & 21st July 2024. BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOPS Martin Geddes from Geddes Blacksmithing Queensland is returning this year to host three “ABC of Tong Making” workshops. Encompassing many of techniques and skill sets all metalworking enthusiasts need, these workshops will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to create integral tools for blacksmithing and will provide you with the opportunity to build the basis of you own tong collection. COOPERING WORKSHOPS Artisan, David Harriman from Colonial Woodcrafts will be introducing that art of coopering through full day bucket making workshops on each day of the event. After this workship you will not only take home your bucket, but also the knowledge of how to design and construct you own wooden vessels. LEATHERWORKING WORKSHOPS Terri & Nathan Lee from TJ’s Leathercraft will be hosting three belt making workshops during the rally. This is a full belt making experience. You will learn about the different types of hide and how to select leather, cutting, punching, embossing and dyeing. You’ll also learn how to finish your belt by bevelling and burnishing the edges and by stitching/setting the hardware. By the end of the day, you’ll be taking home a premium quality belt made by you that will last for many years to come. Download the Rare Trades Workshop Registration Form or click here now to Register Online to book your spot today!!
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