FORGE AN AXE - 20-21st OCTOBER
FORGING A HUNDSON BAY 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 hatchet over the course of a weekend.
DAY 1 : Forging the axe head.
DAY 2 : Finish forging session. Hardening, tempering, grinding and handle fitting.
The goal of this course is that each participant will take home their own hand forged axe. No previous experience required.
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.
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