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Intro to Bladesmithing

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne

In this two-day workshop you will learn how to forge high-carbon steel into a utility-style knife. Blades will then be ground, heat treated, sharpened, and a cord wrap applied.

Sagamore Chair

Over 100 years ago, the famous Sagamore Hotel was built as an exclusive resort on Lake George in the Adirondacks. Its luxurious and spacious accommodations attracted the millionaires of the day, and the hotel continues to bring people from around the world to its spectacular spot on the lake. Come create a bit of history as you build a Sagamore chair using patterns struck from one of the original chairs; all the forms and patterns necessary are provided. Learn how to steam bend local Adirondack Red Oak into the graceful forms of this one-of-a-kind chair that is both beautiful and comfortable. Working with a variety of hand tools, you will bend and fasten the slats, laminate frame elements, join everything together and sand, finish and complete a beautiful chair ready for a prominent spot in your camp or home. Some prior woodworking experience is helpful, but beginners are welcome too.

Munchkin Pack Basket

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne

Munchkin is a small decorative version of a traditional Adirondack Pack basket. This is a great size for a gift or mail basket. Multiple techniques used to include plain weave, continuous weave, scarfing weaver, and tapering the weaver. Linda will guide you with shaping as you weave to form the belly in the front while maintaining a straight back and sides. Complete with a hardwood handle, fitting the rim to fit the basket and lashing. The finishing touch; a webbing or leather harness made by Linda. Instructor will bring all materials to make the basket. Students should wear comfortable clothing. Baskets will not be stained during class. Approx. Dimensions: 5” x 6.5” x 8” high.

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