Press release from Green Energy Park:
When: Saturday-Sunday, April 13-14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $380 (materials included), due at registration
What to Expect:
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.
Students must wear closed toe shoes (preferably leather), long pants, and cotton clothing, and should bring a lunch.
Space is limited to 6 students only, with a minimum requirement of 3.
Pre-registration is required.
Are you a Jackson County (NC) resident? If so, tell us at registration and receive a 10% discount on your class!
To register for a class, call (828) 631-0271
For more information visit our website at www.JCGEP.org