2861 Beverly Lane
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Spring Break: Build a Bow Saw! – (ages 12 – 16)
Instructor: John Manthei
A bow saw is a must have tool for almost everyone especially if you enjoy camping or harvesting wood for other projects. The saw we will be making breaks down into a small bundle that easily fits in a back pack. The frame will be made out of Alaska birch. We will finish our saws with a mixture of birch tar and linseed oil. Replacement blades are available at most hardware or building supply stores.
We will be using hand saws and band saw, chisels, drill and drill press, planes and spoke shaves, files, rasps and sand paper. We will be learning mortise and tennon joinery, champhoring and sawing to a line. After our saws are completed we will learn several sawing techniques and some safety pointers.
This is a satisfying and rewarding project that yields a tool you will use for the rest of your life.
Dates of class: Wednesday – Friday, March 14 – 16, 2018
Times of the class: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm each day
Maximum number of students: 8
Minimum number of students: 5
Age of students: 12 -16 years old
Cost of the course: $99 (members); $129 (non-members) Become a Folk School Member!
Materials fee: $30
Location: The Folk School Shop
Pre-registration only: This class requires pre-registration. Please register at least two days before the course begins. Registration will be closed after this time.
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