Group Axe Workshop

In this workshop you will use hand techniques to make camp or throwing axe with a head weight of about 1.5lbs, and a 14.5'' handle.

The class proceed as follows, with each step will first be demonstrated.

  • Work in pairs as a striker and director to forge your axe
  • Rough grind 
  • Harden
  • Secure handle to head
  • Sharpen

*Rough grinding and sharpening will be performed by myself

You will take home what you make.

The course fee is $275 CAD + HST, reserve your spot HERE

Taking the class with a buddy? Use the code "TSD" at checkout for a two student discount of $20 off when you buy two classes at the same time

You must be 18 years of age to take this class.

*I can also host your private group on a custom date.
                                               

2017 Class Dates:
Saturday, October 14th - SOLD OUT
Saturday, November 18th - SOLD OUT
Sunday, November 19th - SOLD OUT
Saturday, December 2nd - 2 Spots Available
Saturday, December 30th - SOLD OUT
Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 5 Spots Available

"Absolutely loved it!  Great intro to forging an axe by hand from
start to finish.  You'll want to set up your own forge after this."
-Bill T.  (Waterloo, ON)


"A friend and I went down to make our own axes. We had a blast!"
-Steve G. (North York, ON)


"My girlfriend booked me a spot after I had mentioned an interest in blacksmithing a few weeks prior. It was hard work but I walked away with my own axe, I love it."
-Taylor S. (Mississauga, ON)

"In March 2017 I took an axe forging class with Toronto Blacksmith, Paul Krzyslowski. It was my first experience forging and from what I heard it was also one of Paul's first attempts teaching solo. I was greatly impressed. 

Not everyone who is good at doing is good at teaching.  This was not the case with Paul.  The material was broken up into manageable sections with clear direction.       Even though the class was running longer than planned,  Paul did not rush anyone or try to take away from the experience. Looking around when all was said and done everyone produced a functional and unique axe. I definitely plan to attend another class as well as add one of his axes to my collection."
-Chris L. (Pelham, ON)

"Hey Paul,

You led an excellent class and I enjoyed my time making my axe thoroughly. I will be back soon with my girlfriend's brother. Take Care!"
-Louis F. (Toronto, ON)

"My name is Derek B.

I did this course months ago and had the time of my life.  It was one of the most exhausting experiences I have taken part of in years but also one of the most satisfying.  I found Paul to be incredibly knowledgeable and friendly instructors and the class size is perfect that if you go alone to meet others who are into the same thing or if you set up a group 

Paul always made sure to keep everyone in the same page so no one got too far ahead or fell behind

It's an experience that I can't wait to try again"
-Derek B. (Toronto, ON)

BOOK YOUR SPOT HERE

                         FAQ

Address

My new shop is located in St. Catharines, Ontario. The nearest intersection is Welland ave/Cushman rd, just off the QEW.

I will email my shop address once the course fee has been paid

Class Time

Classes will begin 9 am and run until about 5-6 pm

Food

There are many restaurants within walking distance of my shop located along Welland Ave. Bring plenty of water.

Facilities

At the workshop there is a washroom and toaster oven.

Clothing

Please wear non-synthetic clothing such as jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Leather boots, ideally steel toed, are preferred. Keep in mind you will be getting dirty, so it's best to bring old clothes.

PPE

If you have any preferred personal protective equipment, you are welcomed to bring it to the class. I will also be supplying safety glasses, ear plugs, and gloves.

Waiver

You will be required to sign a waiver before beginning the class. 

 

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My new shop in St. Catharines, Ontario

My new shop in St. Catharines, Ontario



Below are some photos and videos of one-on-one classes done in my old shop in Toronto

Richard standing with his newly made axe

Richard standing with his newly made axe

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