You can book your place on the www.woodlandmakers.com website or by clicking on Book Course above.
This two day course taught by Peter from Soulwood Creations will guide you through making your very own carving axe. On the first day you will learn about the right wood for axe handles, how to hang an axe head and carve a faceted ergonomic handle.
On the second day Peter will introduce you to the fundamentals of leatherworking through making a custom sheath for your axe. These skills such as saddle stitching, edge finishing and staining will enable you to venture on to many different leather projects if you wish to do so in the future.
This course also includes a hand forge axe head that Peter uses for his own axes. You will also learn how to sharpen your axe to a razor edge so you can return home with a perfect tool for all of your future wood carving projects.
Returns & Refund Policy
Once booked, courses are non refundable.
Accomodation & Food
Breakfast and lunch are provided on the course, along with unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits. Evening meals are not included in the course fee as some people stay off site, but usually we all put £10 into a kitty and cook communally, so don't worry if you don't fancy cooking! Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
At the moment, we have one simple cabin available for £10 per night or there is plenty of camping space and places to park small campervans. The cabin will be given to the first person to ask for it, and camping spots will be allocated upon arrival. The cabin has a sprung mattress, but you will need to bring bedding or a sleeping bag. Hot water bottles are a good idea too!