Forge an Abo Woodworking Toolkit
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Forge an Abo Woodworking Toolkit - July 27th from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Sold Out
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Workshop Instructor: Hank Gevedon

Learn how to build three of the most versatile tools ever designed. These tools allow you to craft a range of amazing projects. Students will make an awl, wood chisel, and crooked knife over the course of the day. They will forge, sharpen, grind, heat treat and polish the three woodworking tools. They will handle and final sharpen the tools. This is a great way to begin tool making. Use of tools and handbook will also be covered and a project workbook will be available for purchase for $10 onsite from the instructor.

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Course Objectives:
1. Basic metal safety
2. Basic wood safety
3. Basic forging with the Bullseye Bucket kit
4. Basic tool grinding
5. Hardening and tempering
6. Handle and ferrule making
7. Handle shaping and finishing with hand tools
8. Sharpening
9. Care and use

• Location: Berea Welcome Center (Back Platform) - 3 Artist Circle (Workshop is held outside. Active railroad in close vicinity to location.)

• Date/Time: July 27th from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

• Break: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (1.5 hours)

• Total Hours: 6 hours

• Price: $114.00 (Includes all materials, use of equipment and a printed handbook.) (See Notes Below - A project workbook will be available to purchase onsite from the Instructor.)

• Age: 18 & Up

• Difficulty: Beginner

• Class Size: 8 Max

• Take Home: Up to three forged tools: an abo awl, chisel, crooked knife as well as a printed handbook. The level of tool completion will depend on the skill level of the student.

• Notes: Participants must be able to stand for periods of time, have a degree of mobility and body strength.

Please wear closed toe shoes, safety glasses, and ear protectors (if noise bothers you). Participants not meeting these requirements will not be allowed to join the workshop. If you purchase this workshop for someone else, please be sure they know the requirements.

The Abo Woodshop workshop workbook will be available to purchase onsite from the instructor for $10.

• NOTE TO EDUCATORS: Educators attending this session will receive access to on-line cross-curricular resources, suggested classroom activities based on skills and concepts covered in session, and a certificate of participation for Professional Learning documentation.