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Please contact us for a list of local B&B's.

There is free camping in the Orchard next to Alex's Somerset workshop.

Families are welcome to come with course participants. They won't be allowed in the workshop during working hours, but they can certainly join the group during lunch and evening meal times, and look around the workshop at the end of the day and see what progress has been made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Knife Making Weekend

 

knife making weekend dorset somerset south west blacksmithing course

knife making weekend dorset somerset south west blacksmithing course

knife making weekend dorset somerset south west blacksmithing course

knife making weekend dorset somerset south west blacksmithing course

A basic level of previous knowledge is recommended (equivalent to the beginners and/or second stage courses).

On this course you will be learning how to forge both single piece and laminate knife blades using traditional methods (forge, hammer and anvil).

You will learn how to forge a pair of tongs and a variety of different types of blades. Further teaching and practice on materials, tempering and grinding will also be part of the course.

Course cost

£265

All materials included to make up to three Foraging Knives.

All meals are included in the price, as well as teas, coffees, etc.

Accomodation

There is free camping in the orchard next to the workshop (with limited facilities) or a list of local B & B’s can be provided.

Next course dates

  • Saturday and Sunday 13th/14th May 2017 - Full
  • Saturday and Sunday 24th/25th June 2017 -
  • Saturday and Sunday 15th/16th July 2017 - Full

Venue

Alex's own forge in Over Stratton on the Dorset/Somerset border. Postcode TA13 5LB

Tel. 07947 184016

Booking

In future Alex pole the tutior will be organising his courses independently so please conatct him direct.

07974 184016 or e mail alex@alexpoleironwork.com

 

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