Axe Workshop

In Midhurst

£ 285 + VAT

Description

  • Typology

    Course

  • Location

    Midhurst

  • Duration

    3 Days

Description

This course will focus on all of the possible treatments of the axe and also some of the other related woodcraft tools such as the knife, adze and froe. We cover the whole process from felling trees, working the wood to craft applications including carving and working with roots and bark.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Midhurst (West Sussex)
GU29 9WL

Starts

On request

To take into account

You will need to provide your own Gransfors Small Forest Axe

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Course programme

Knowledge of safe axe use and natural materials becomes a life saving skill in isolated regions. However, in less extreme situations for craft or practical skills it would still be difficult if not impossible to accomplish without a thorough understanding of the methods. This course will focus on all of the possible treatments of the axe and also some of the other related woodcraft tools such as the knife, adze and froe. We cover the whole process from felling trees, working the wood to craft applications including carving and working with roots and bark. You will end up with a thorough knowledge of what these wonderful tools can do for you together with some really impressive items to take home.

  • Properties of trees and timber
  • Axe design
  • Safe use
  • Axe maintenance and sharpening
  • Axe carving techniques
  • Tree felling
  • De-limbing and cross cutting
  • Dealing with hung up trees
  • Principles of working greenwood
  • Cleaving and cleaving breaks
  • Use of froe and adze
  • Bark containers
  • Root work
  • Bending wood
  • Trees and the law

Details

  • Camping is optional
  • Location: West Sussex

Additional information

Students per class: 6

Axe Workshop

£ 285 + VAT