Adults ∙ February 7–9, 2022 ∙ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Call 865-436-5860 To Register
Learn the basics of restoring and re-hanging axe heads. This three-day workshop runs students through the process of refinishing, hanging, and sharpening axe heads along with outfitting them with a leather sheath. Each student receives an old hatchet head on the first night and leaves with a finished camp hatchet ready to work for many years.
Instructor ∙ Michael France
Michael France is an artist originally from Huntington, West Virginia, and currently living on a farm in Union County, Tennessee. Focusing on utilitarian objects and how we interact with them daily, Michael hopes to provide people with simple and thoughtfully made tools that will outlive and outshine their mass-produced counterparts. In this quest for quality, as an instructor he imparts the value of handmade tools and the skills and time required to produce objects that will serve the user well for years to come.