(Waitlist) Knife Skills are Life Skills with Fred Livesay – September 30 and October 1, 2023

Sep 30, 2023 9:00AM—5:00PM


Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Cost $110.00

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This is a day and a half class: Sept 30th and October 1st.

Students will learn 10 to 14 different knife grips and how to use them effectively for wood carving.  In the process you will become comfortable with the use of a knife, safely carving both away and towards yourself. Sharpening knives will be covered.  This day and one half class will be interspersed with demonstrations of sharpening and the making of certain joints, finials and other decorative techniques using green and dry wood.

Students to bring the following required tools:

  • Mora carving knife, no. 106 or 120 (no chip carving, hunting or Flexcut knives)
  • Pencils or gel pens
  • Sharpening tools (Fred will advise)

Instructor will have tools for use by students, as well as knives for sale.

The knife and axe skills you learn in this class makes you eligible for the following:
-Advanced Spoon Carving
-Knutkorg Basket
-Kuksa Carving

-Wooden Bowl Carving

Age Requirement
Students ages 15 and older are welcome to attend this class.

Skill Level 
No experience needed

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

Cost Details
Tuition: $95.00
Material Fee: $15.00
Total Cost: $110.00

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

If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.