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Crooked Knife: Make Your Own

Course Overview

The Algonquin mokotagan, or crooked knife, has been celebrated in the paddle making and snowshoe tradition as the most important hand tool for shaping wood due to its great utility and precise carving capabilities. Although a drawknife takes off more wood quicker, the crooked knife allows finer, more precise work. This is your opportunity to make your own crooked knife beginning with a worn-out file blade and a hardwood handle customized to fit your palm. Students will also learn how to shape bevels on the blade for the type of woodworking they prefer.

Course Details

Length: 3 Days