About this workshop
Learn to make your own high-quality carving tools with Toolmaker, Pete Trott.This 2-day workshop will cover the making of Sloyd Knives. This is one of the knives required for Spoon Carving.
On day one, you will forge out the blades using a gas forge, hammer and anvil. Once the blades are successfully forged they will be heat-treated and hardened. The blades will then be tempered while you move on to making timber handles for the knives.
Day two will be spent grinding and sharpening the blades. Once completed, the knives will be glued into their new handles and oiled to finish the timber.
At the end of the workshop, you will take your carving tool home with you.
Required skill level
No previous experience is required to make these tools but some understanding of the carving process would be beneficial along with a can-do attitude.
What do I need to bring?
Snacks, lunch, water bottle, notepad and pen.
Non-flammable clothes must worn, long pants and a long sleeve top preferred. (King G style pants and shirt are good). No flowing or baggy outfits and no synthetic materials. A strong pair of leather work boots is also essential.
Maximum class size
Small class size – 6 participants max
What is Included
The class will include everything participants require to make at least 2 carving knives.
You will learn
In this workshop, you will learn to make your own high quality carving tools using traditional techniques.
Morning tea/lunch info
A lunch break and morning tea break are included with morning tea provided each day
About the instructor
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