Blacksmithing: Ax Making (6-day)

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6 day class

Making tools is the heart of iron work from the earliest days. There is nothing quite like using tools that you have made yourself, and an ax is one tool that everyone needs. It can be used to split fire wood, clear fence rows, create rustic (or not so rustic) wood products, or you can carry it with you on a hiking trail.

In this six-day course you will make a medium size hand ax using the traditional methods of laminating a high-carbon steel edge into a low-carbon steel body. To start with, you will make some of your own tools to make the ax. We will also instruct you through forging a simple laminate knife to practice forge welding high-carbon and mild steels together before going on to forge the ax. We encourage students to bring gloves and safety glasses.

The Instructor of this class studied in Sweden at the Internationally renowned Gransfors.

This class is from 9 a.m – 5 p.m.

Note: Since our workshops are specifically designed for adults, an individual must be 18 years old to enroll in a class. All students should wear practical work clothes and shoes. For your safety, we ask that you do not wear shorts or sandals to a class you are attending.

All our classes close 24 hours before the class date with the exception of classes that start on Monday, which will close the Friday before. If there's a class that closed early that you'd like to attend, please call us at 254-754-9620 to check for availability.


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Making tools is the heart of iron work from the earliest days. There is nothing quite like using tools that you have made yourself, and an ax is one tool that everyone needs. It can be used to split fire wood, clear fence rows, create rustic (or not so rustic) wood products, or you can carry it with you on a hiking trail.

In this six-day course you will make a medium size hand ax using the traditional methods of laminating a high-carbon steel edge into a low-carbon steel body. To start with, you will make some of your own tools to make the ax. We will also instruct you through forging a simple laminate knife to practice forge welding high-carbon and mild steels together before going on to forge the ax. We encourage students to bring gloves and safety glasses.

The Instructor of this class studied in Sweden at the Internationally renowned Gransfors.

This class is from 9 a.m – 5 p.m.

Unless otherwise noted, the materials fee for our classes is included in the registration cost.
2018
April
16
Mon
Apr. 16th - Apr. 21st
Total Registration Cost: $715
Status: Open
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2018-04-16, 2017-10-02