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Advanced Blacksmithing: Viking Wood-Axe Making
Instructor: Willow Zietman
Price: $420.00
Dates: 09/26 – 11/07
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (3 hours)
Class Days: Wednesdays
Number of Classes: 7
No Class On: 01/01/17
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 advanced course, you will forge your own axe in the ancient way. Students will create a small hatchet, using the asymmetric wrapped-method preferred by smiths in the viking era. Working from steel bar, we will forge, fold, forge-weld, grind, and heat treat a small axe for wood cutting, adventuring, or for burying with you on your way to Valhalla. Handles will be provided, and you will go home with your own hand made chopper. This course is only appropriate to participants who have successfully completed a Fundamentals of Blacksmithing class, or similar 18+ hour introductory blacksmithing class. All tools and materials will be provided, and students will leave the course with a completed axe.
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Instructor Info: Willow Zietman:
Willow Zietman is a blacksmith, flameworker and metal artist working out of Waltham, MA. She has studied metal arts everywhere from Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, to the shop of bladesmith Len Tei Ao in Bagan, Myanmar. Her business Willow the Wisp Metalwork makes everything from railings to axes to silly dragon heads, and her greatest passion lies in teaching others the beauty of blacksmithing.
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