Have No Fear…The Axe is Here! – August 17, 2024

Aug 17, 2024 9:00AM—5:00PM


Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine St Marine On Saint Croix, MN 55047

Cost $175

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With skill and practice, an axe can remove an impressive amount of material with precision, allowing projects to progress quickly and leaving the finishing work for much smaller hand tools. In fact, many woodworkers consider the axe to be the most fun and efficient tool in the shop. But sometimes the use of an axe comes with hesitation or even fear. Have no fear! In this class, Alex will teach how to SAFELY carve with an axe using all of the proper body mechanics. Students will build a solid foundation of knowledge, skills and understanding the relationship between the axe and the wood. Students can look forward to learning and practicing the following skills in this class: chopping, splitting, finer carving, hewing, convex and concave shapes, safety, ergonomics, sharpening, and axe maintenance.

This is the perfect course for newer woodworkers, but more advanced carvers will pick up new techniques, tricks and safer habits, too!

Materials that the instuctor will provide:

  • Carving axe (if needed)

Materials that students will need to provide: 

  • Bring your own axe if you have one (not required, we will have some available for use)
  • Lunch: Since your class is scheduled over a lunch hour, we highly recommend you bring a lunch or click here to learn about local eating opportunities in the area

Skill Level:

  • No experience required.

Age requirement:

Location Details:
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

Tuition: $135
Materials Fee: $40
Total: $175

NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

CANCELLATIONS: Please find our cancellation policy here.