Thank you to all 85 people who nominated for this popular activity. Winners were randomly selected on Saturday 21 August 2021. The video below shows the selection process. Nominations closed at midnight on Friday 20 August 2021. Successful nominees were notified by phone and email on Saturday 21 August.
The free blacksmith class (value $271) will be held on a date to be arranged from 7.30am to approximately 4pm. The Covid Safe requirements for wearing masks and social distancing have caused the free class to be delayed. (Masks can catch fire and the blacksmiths shop does not allow for social distancing as people need to move between forges and anvils.) The five winners are happy to wait until the class can be conducted safely. Each will make a Blacksmith's Tong to start their own set of tools. A full understanding of tong making and fire maintenance will be provided during the class and successful participants will be shown many techniques and skills essential to a blacksmith. When it is safe to do so, Martin will contact the winners with a date for the class.