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Fitting a Custom Axe: From Handle to Sheath

Course Overview

The axe is perhaps the most indispensable of all tools in the North Woods. A sharp axe, skillfully wielded, makes tasks from splitting kindling to carving spoons and canoe paddles a pleasure. In this course, students will begin with a pre-made hand-­forged axe head, then make a hardwood handle and fit it to the head to create a custom hand ­axe. Next, students will make leather sheaths to protect the axe’s razor sharp edge. The final portion of the class will be dedicated to studying axe sharpening, axe geometry, and axe technique. Methods for carving, splitting, and shaving with an axe will be practiced, and each student will leave with their custom handled light axe in its handsome leather sheath. The axe head is a hybrid-style, suitable for carving or camp purposes.

Dates

Sat, Jul 13th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 14th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 2 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 15+
Registration Cost: $350.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Jun 1st, 2019
Includes materials fee of $180.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • Mora­-style carving knife (available at the North House School Store)

Optional Tools

  • Spokeshave
  • cabinet scraper
  • drawknife

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

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North House is now requesting full payment at time of registration. Payment plans are available upon request — don't hesitate to contact us at 218-387-9762 if you need to arrange one.

* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Jun 1st, 2019
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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.