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5(3 reviews)
Turn an old axe head into a beautiful carving hatchet. Learn about tool renovation and master the anicent art of axe hafting!

Stepney City Farm

£84 pp

6 hour workshop

Beginner

What happens in this class?

Spend a day taking a stock axe head, carving & fitting a new wooden handle and honing it to a razor sharp edge.

The axe is the quintessential woodworking accessory and one of the oldest tools used by mankind.

In this class you’ll use traditional hand tools such as the draw knife and sloyd knife to carve a handle from sturdy ash wood, before learning how to haft it to your axe head, fitting with a wooden wedge and finishing with Swedish linseed oil.

We’ll then sharpen and polish your axe and finish by carving a tent peg as…

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Things to remember

All tools and materials are provided, so there's no need to bring anything!

Tea, coffee and choccy biccies will be available throughout the day. Students should bring a packed lunch, or there is an excellent farmer's market on site as well as cafes we can recommend nearby.

Latest Reviews
5(3 reviews)
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Robyn - December 16th
Fun class, great teacher and learnt a lot of new skills. Harder than I thought but over the moon with my axe!
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Samuel Alexander - October 29th
A really great team of people running the best wood working facility in London. The instructors have years of experience and heaps of passion that they are extremely happy to share. I would 100% recommend taking a spoon making class or an axe forging workshop! Thanks!
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Sophie - September 26th
I've taken the Axe Making and the Bowl Carving courses at the Green Wood Guild and they are both AWESOME! The Axe Making course is super exciting - working through all the steps to shape the axe head after it's been heated up red hot in the furnace (scary but totally safe), then tempering, sharpening then carving and fitting the handle. It's the coolest thing! The bowl carving course involved using some really interesting tools too. The teachers are all very relaxed and knowledgeable which is nice. The venue is also lovely at lovely location on Stepney City farm. There's a cafe for lunch and a delicious food market on Saturdays. Give it go! You know you want to ;)
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Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

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Teacher
Based in their beautiful workshop on Stepney City Farm, Green Wood Guild offer a fantastic range of courses, workshops and taster sessions in all aspects of green woodwork, as well as joinery classes. All the woodwork is based on time-honoured woodworking skills & techniques, working with traditional hand tools, and often using wood straight from the tree, whilst it is still fresh. For the joinery classes they use seasoned wood which has been locally sourced. The inclusive course structure at The Green Wood Guild is perfect for anyone with an interest in green woodworking or joinery, and is based around
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The Green Wood Guild
Stepney City Farm
Rural Arts Centre, Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way
E1 3DG
London
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Robyn - December 16th
Fun class, great teacher and learnt a lot of new skills. Harder than I thought but over the moon with my axe!
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Samuel Alexander - October 29th
A really great team of people running the best wood working facility in London. The instructors have years of experience and heaps of passion that they are extremely happy to share. I would 100% recommend taking a spoon making class or an axe forging workshop! Thanks!
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Sophie - September 26th
I've taken the Axe Making and the Bowl Carving courses at the Green Wood Guild and they are both AWESOME! The Axe Making course is super exciting - working through all the steps to shape the axe head after it's been heated up red hot in the furnace (scary but totally safe), then tempering, sharpening then carving and fitting the handle. It's the coolest thing! The bowl carving course involved using some really interesting tools too. The teachers are all very relaxed and knowledgeable which is nice. The venue is also lovely at lovely location on Stepney City farm. There's a cafe for lunch and a delicious food market on Saturdays. Give it go! You know you want to ;)