Blades are the foundational tools of Wilderness Survival and Forest Craft. They carve, split, and chew away at wood. They are used to skin, butcher, and even hunt. A Ranger's blade can be steel, stone, and also bone.
Wood Carving Basics: Series
Safety begins with choosing the right tool for the job and selecting your materials well. Different blades have different uses. Blades for Forest Craft include knives, saws, axes, and more. Each of these tools serves their own purpose. Get hands-on, project based experience with tool selection, grips and cuts for each class. This 4hr class runs as a 3-session series over consecutive weekends.
Wood Carving: Knife and Axe Basics
Learn the fundamental skills of carving with a variety of blades. Focus on safety, stances, grips, and function of cuts in this 4 hour course.
Evening Drop In Carving
In our ongoing Wednesday evening adult carving class you will not only learn how to use our tools safely, you will also learn how to care for these tools properly and go through proper blade etiquette. Safety begins with choosing the right tool for the job and selecting your materials well. In these hands-on classes, you will learn to work with different types of wood grains and which wood is best for desired projects.
Drop in classes run Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:30PM as part of our Wednesday Night Skill Share at the Guild Hall, 3049 Adeline St, Berkeley.
Please note Drop In Carving has moved from Tuesday to Wednesday nights. We hope to see you there!