Learn to construct a classic bushcraft knife from a manufactured blade and raw materials.  Knifemaking is a detail-oriented project that is easy to learn but takes a lifetime to master. You will get experience going from your design on paper to a final product that fits your unique hand. You will work with a mixture of media - metal, wood, leather, and epoxy. At the end of the class, you will have constructed a knife that, if cared for properly, will last for generations and which has cultural ties to Minnesota's history. This class is being taught by Casey Kretschman who used a knife for the first time as a cub scout twenty five years ago. Between outdoor activities and cooking, he always keeps well-maintained knives on hand. A few years ago, he began making knives from kits and then from scratch.  He is excited to share this skill with you.

Venue Details
North East Tool Library; Thorpe Building
1620 Central Ave NE Suite #126, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55413, United States
The Minnesota Tool Library is a membership based non profit which offers members access to tools, workshop space, and community. By sharing access to tools, no one needs to own costly tools for occasional use. With MTL, we all have low-cost access to the tools we need, when we need them. Moreover, we engage the community to expand its collective skill set, helping each other to learn which tools to use for meaningful projects and connect with each other while doing it. Classes are vital to MTL’s mission. They open the doors to all to learn about different tools, how to handle them and empower community members to create projects of their own. You can read more about what we do on our website: