Registration Begins at 8:30
Class Runs 9:00-4:00
Join guest instructor, author, sawyer and woodsman, Mike Beaudry for a one-day log-hewing workshop.
You will learn the process of hand hewing:
- how to size and layout the log ends for hewing
- how to score the log with axes, and
- the process of juggling to remove most of the waste.
The class will be taught generally with the double-bevel Gransfors Axe. We will provide some tools, but students should bring their own axe if they own one. Students will be introduced to a number of hewing axes, including the antique single-beveled Pennsylvania Patter Axe as well as froes. We will discuss tool selection, maintenance, and sharpening. All students must wear protective clothing – long heavy fabric paints and heavy steel-toed boots.
Each student will have their own log to hew and will receive both group and one-to-one instruction. The class will be held rain or shine in our spacious workshop or outside as the weather permits. Students will receive a 10% discount on any tools and materials purchased during the class in our hand tool shop, Shelter Tools.