AXE & KNIFE
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“For, like the nails on a beast’s paw, the old tools were so much an extension of a person’s hand or an added appendage to their arm, that the resulting workmanship seemed to flow directly from the body of the maker and to carry something of theirself into the work.”
-Eric Sloane, Museum of Early American Tools
Axes and knives are among the oldest tools humans have used to shape their environment. These two tools have allowed humans to construct shelters, make tools and implements for harvesting food and water, produce fire to heat shelters and cook food, and create artifacts of cultural expression. Continuing in this tradition, you will be learning the fundamentals of wedge and edge to safely harvest and process wood into tools and implements.
In this course you will learn:
Axe and knife types and selection
Axe and knife safety
Axe techniques: felling, limbing, bucking, splitting, carving
Knife carving techniques (beginner to advanced)
Axe and knife sharpening and care
Introduction to hook knives
Super tuning your tools
In this course you will make:
Wooden maul and glut for splitting wood
Wooden splitting wedges
Wooden stool with staked legs or chopping block
Knife carving try stick
Wooden tent stakes
Wooden butter knife and / or spoon
Wooden blanks for carving projects
This class is very hands on. Each student will get LOTS of practice with the techniques covered in this course. Limited to 10 students.
Dates: March 21-22, 2020
Location: Earth Native Campus, 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX
Ages: This is an adult class but open to ages 17+
If you are coming from out of town and would like to camp at our campus, this is available for an additional $10 per night, per tent. Please choose this option during enrollment. Bathrooms and showers are on-site.
Purchase an Earth Native Klean Kanteen Bottle
16 oz, TKWide insulated
hot/cold beverage bottle
with leak-proof cafe cap, $25
27 oz, Stainless Steel water bottle
with spots top, $20
Available to buy during registration - pick up at class!