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Axe Making Course 20th June

Discussion in 'Dave Budd' started by Dave Budd, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. Dave Budd

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    I've got a group axe making course next weekend and I have a space that could do with filling :) So before I offer it to the Facebook masses, I thought I would see if anybody here would like to come along next weekend! :You_Rock_



    The course will be held in my woods in Devon (Cheriton Bishop, near Exeter) and will be using my Saxon/Roman forges, hand tools and your own raw skill. It's a 2 day course, the first day will involve forging a piece of spring steel into the shape that you desire before heat treating it in the traditional manner using the forge. The second day will see you carve and fit a handle from some of my own well seasoned ash, before taking your new chopper out for a test drive on some innocent looking lumps of wood :yikes:

    Here are a few pictures from recent axemaking courses to give you some ideas of what to expect...

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    We all start with the similar sized lumps (400-600g usually), but what you do with it is your call. It can be a small camp hatchet, a carving axe, tomahawk, throwing axe or an adze!

    Cost of the course is £200 for the weekend, all materials included and is run over the 20th-21st of June (ie NEXT weekend!). You are of course welcome to camp in my woods, but I also have a list of nearby b&bs. Only 1 place available, so let me know ASAP if you would like to come!

    Many thanks

    dave
     

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  2. nunzionuk

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    Damn if I had the monies I would!! Tho, great to know you do axe making courses.. will one day book it :)
     
  3. plastic-ninja

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    I wish I could take the time out to come down again Dave.
    Worth every penny and still using the little axe I made, when I'm not showing it off that is!
    To anyone thinking of signing up for this: DO IT NOW!
    All the best,
    Simon
     
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    dewi Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Very interested, but I'll need to check with my significant other in the morning.
     
  5. Dave Budd

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    Place now filled :)



    For those thinking that they have missed out for the year, I have a week long course in September that combines the axe making and knife making courses into one fun filled stay in the woods! 5 days of forgework and handle making/fitting, followed by an optional day to make leather sheathes to fit the new toys. Bushcraft Tools course, 7th-11th September £500 (or £600 with the 6th day). Still a few places left on that one
     
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    Looks and sounds amazing Mr Budd, one day when I have the money I'd love to put my name down. Glad you filled the space and I hope you all have a stonking time.

    Sent via smoke-signal from a woodland in Scotland.
     
  7. dewi

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    Thankfully I have a very understanding wife :)
     

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