We'll be making a light wrap-around hatchet with a Viking-ish feel to it (We will be drawing out cusps on the cheeks of the eye). The body of the tool will be mild steel bent around the eye and forge welded together. A spring steel edge will be welded in so that the tool's edge can be hardened and tempered.
The finished head will be around 8oz.
This same recipe and collection of techniques, once the student has a handle on them, can be used to make ax or hatchet heads of any size the forge will get hot enough.
Drawing-out, shouldering, spreading, measuring, bending, *welding*, heat-treating, sharpening.
It's not expected that we will get all the way to hanging (putting the handle in) the hatchet, but there will certainly be discussion of the process.
9 hours in three 3 hour meetings dates×
Instructor: Carl West
Maximum 4 students, one per forge
Gift Certificates for A Hatchet in the Viking Style are available.
Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge: closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped. Sneakers are sufficient.), natural fiber clothing, long pants that cover the tops of the shoes. Click here for more safety information.
July 12, 19, 26
If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose. So far, 4 students have applied to be in this A Hatchet in the Viking Style. ---------------
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July 12, 19, 26
If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.
So far, 4 students have applied to be in this A Hatchet in the Viking Style.
A Hatchet in the Viking Style
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