This course is designed to introduce students to axe making using hand tools while learning the metallurgy behind producing a quality tool/weapon. No prior experience required. Topics covered will include: forging vs stock removal, heat treating and tempering, temperature control vs hammer control, posture, limitations of workability, filing, sanding, sharpening, and more. We will discuss misconceptions associated with the art and how to fortify proper technique. Students will walk away with a high carbon (high quality), bearded axe akin to those used popularly by Vikings.
This is a two day, weekend course that will take place on Saturday, March 17th and Sunday, March 18th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm both days.
The cost is $380 per person (materials included) and is due at registration. Space for the class is limited. Pre-registration is required.
Students must wear closed toe shoes (preferably leather), long pants, and cotton clothing, and should bring a lunch.
Are you a Jackson County (NC) resident? If so, tell us at registration and receive a 10% discount on your class!
For more information, please visit our website at www.jcgep.org
To register, please call our office at (828) 631-0271