FORGE AN AXE - 2-3rd MARCH 2024
FORGING A 1LB CAMPING AXE
Axes are one of mankinds oldest tools. With this most versatile tool we have been able to build, feed, defend and warm ourselves for thousands of years. It is useful not only for forest workers but also skilled craftspeople and householders alike. A beautifully crafted axe will last through the generations.
Learn how to forge a single piece 1LB hatchet over the course of a weekend.
DAY 1 : Learn the traditions and skills of the blacksmith , followed by forging your axe head from Swedish carbon steel.
DAY 2 : Finish forging session. Hardening, tempering, grinding and handle fitting.
The goal of this course is that each guest will take home their own hand forged axe.
Alex travelled to Sweden in 2014 to learn axe making at Gransfors Bruks, the world renown axe making factory. There he discovered a love of making these tools and has spent the following years honing his skills and perfecting his style - this is what he would like to teach to others.
PHYSICAL LEVEL - Advanced - no previous experience required
TIMES : Day 1 : 9am - 6pm Day 2 : 10am - 5pm
MEALS - A simple lunch will be provided on both days, as well as tea and coffee throughout the day.
CAMPING AND ACCOMMODATION - There is camping at COPPET HILL CAMPING (walking distance from the forge) or else plenty of local accommodation available .
LOCATION - The Forge, Broadoak, Dorset, DT6 5NW