Bronze Age Sword Casting Workshop

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Hills of Milk and Honey - An Educational Farm

TAUGHT BY Greg Wenderski


The Sword Casting Guy is coming to the farm! Have you always wanted to make a sword? Join us for this 5 hour class at Hills of Milk and Honey, where you'll choose a wooden blank cut into one of several Bronze Age patterns, then finish it with power tools. In the second half of class, you get your hands dirty making a sand cast of the wooden original, and then watch as we pour an exact copy of it in molten aluminum. You will take home your wooden blank as well as your new aluminum sword at the end of class!

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019 (These workshops usually sell out, so register soon!)

Sword Casting Workshop: Saturday, April 13, 2019 9:00 AM - Approximately 2:30 PM Sword Casting Workshop (Bring lunch from home.)

Cost: $100 per person

Age: 8 years old + (Yes, this is a great adult activity too! Perfect for a fun day out making new friends, or registering to attend with a few. These workshops are attended by the young and young at heart.)


  • May I attend the Sword Casting Workshop with my child?

    • Yes, please do. Only one sword may me made per paid registration, but parents are welcome to attend the on farm day with their child and assist in the sword making if desired and this is encouraged.

  • Are non-registered siblings able to attend the on farm day?

    • Only registered children and their parents are able to attend the on farm day. The sword casting workshop involves molten aluminum. For the safety of all participants, we ask that you consider this a special parent/child day with the child registered for this program.

  • Will the farm have tours available on this day?

    • Participants and their parents will be able to see farm animals and the gardens while on site, but no formal farm tours will take place on this day. Everyone will be very busy participating in the workshop.

  • What information do I need about the lunch break?

    • Participants and parents wishing to attend will need to bring all lunches from home. The lunch break is not set for a specific time quite yet. There will be a pause in the sword casting after certain steps have been completed, and at that time folks will be guided to the picnic area on the farm to enjoy a picnic lunch brought from home. After the lunch break, the workshop will resume. At this time, it is estimated that the workshop will end at approximately 2:30 PM.

  • What else do I need to know or bring?

    • Participants and parents will need to bring bottles of water. Refills available on the farm. Also, it will be warm, and could be rainy, so please dress accordingly. Close-toed shoes are always required on the farm, but on rainy days we also encourage wearing boots. Any events on the farm provide a good chance of getting dirty, so please consider not wearing your favorite clothes to the farm.

  • What is required?

    • A signed liability waiver by all participants and close-toed shoes. Also, it is necessary for everyone to understand and agree to the safety rules on the farm as well as the rules pertaining to Mr. Wenderski’s use of molten aluminum during the workshop.

  • If I am interested in registering my child for the Hatchet lit study and axe making program, where’s the link?

  • Who do I contact if I have questions?

    • Please email or call 512-829-1003.