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Crafting the Carver's Drawknife

Course Overview

For woodworking projects from chair making to spoon carving and beyond, a small sharp drawknife is an ideal tool. Used in conjunction with a vise or shaving horse, this tool can rapidly remove large amounts of material or delicately create smooth finished surfaces on both flat planes and compound curves. In this course students will create this drawknife, shaping the blade from high carbon tool steel and carving hardwood handles. A wide range of foundational wood and metal working skills will be covered in this course, including shaping, hardening, and tempering steel, wood selection and carving, tool sharpening, technique, and use. If time allows, students will also make a leather sheath for their finished drawknife.


Sat, Jan 20th, 2018  –  Sun, Jan 21st, 2018

Course Details

Length: 2 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 16+
Registration Cost: $210.00
Includes materials fee of $40.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

warm clothing (parts of the class will be in the Blacksmith Shop, which is only partially heated during the winter)

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.