February 23



Getting the most from your axes

This two day course will introduce the variety of different axes and their uses in and around the woods, and then working with wood.

You will learn practical tips and techniques on:

  • how to get the best out of your axes
  • knowing the right axe for the right job
  • how to use axes safely and effectively
  • how to keep your axes sharp and in good condition

Following introductions, the group will head in the woods to look at felling and forest axes. We will practice felling trees, covering practical hand felling techniques as well as the use of billhooks and saws.

Back in the craft area we will look at splitting timber for firewood and cleaving to get materials ready for crafts use. This will include the use of splitting axes, cleaving axes and froes.

The course will cover look at how to look after your axes, including grinding and sharpening, and what to look for when buying a new or second hand axes.

Please let us know if you have any specific requirements or needs.

Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £5 admin fee) No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course.

What’s included in the price?

All materials and tools are provided for you on the day. All timber and tool use is included. Refreshments and biscuits throughout the course