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An Axe to Grind: Forge Your Own Hatchet
Instructor: Willow Zietman
Price: $235.00
Dates: 04/22 – 04/23
Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm (6 hours)
Class Days: Saturday and Sunday
Number of Classes: 2
No Class On: 03/29/17
They say if you chop your own wood, it will warm you twice. If you forge the axe, it will warm you thrice! In this course, you will learn all you need to know to forge your own hatchet. Working from steel bar, we will forge, fold, forge-weld, grind, and heat treat a small hatchet for wood cutting, camping, or just saying you made your own axe. Handles will be provided, and you will go home with a fully functional chopper. This course is appropriate to anyone who has already taken a Beginner Blacksmithing Workshop, or similar. All tools and materials will be provided, and students will leave the course with a completed hatchet.
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Instructor Info: Willow Zietman:
Willow Zietman is a blacksmith, flameworker and metal artist. She has studied metal arts in several places, including Hampshire College, Thielsch Welding School, Penland School of Crafts, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, where she was the Alan Gordon Sandford Fellowship recipient in 2009. Specializing in the smaller side of blacksmithing, Willow makes kitchenware, hardware, and whatever people hold and touch and use. She lives with her hedgehogs in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
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