Sharp Tools Day
28th October 2023
Gain competence and confidence in teaching others to use sharp knives and tools
This one day IOL approved course is ideal for anyone wanting to gain competence or additional understanding about using knives and saws with reference to teaching others.
You will be shown various techniques suitable for different age groups/abilities/tasks and gain an understanding of the thinking behind this. You will also look at different knives that can make a significant difference as well as choosing wood that is suitable or ideal for tasks/clients.
Time is also spent on maintenance of tools and the Law. By the end of the course, you will have created a wide range of very useful products and gained plenty of know-how along the way.
Topics include basic techniques, safety issues, choice of tools, maintenance, choice of materials for given tasks, the law as well as considerations for different age groups and different abilities.
Whether you are a Forest School Leader, Environmental Education Officer or Outdoor Instructor, you will find the course incredibly beneficial – enhancing your knowledge of using sharp tools and confidence in teaching.
During the day you will focus on not only the direct skills but also on many other issues giving you the best chance to feel confident in working with such tools.
- Basic sharp tool techniques
- Safety issues when using knives, saws etc
- Choosing the right sharp tools for the job
- Maintaining your sharp tools
- How to choose the best material for given tasks
- Legal considerations for different age groups and abilities
Sarah Lawfull, FSA Director Where the Fruit is
Training with Dave, over the years, has given me confidence to step back from teaching rules about practical skills to ask questions, fully engaging in understanding the purpose, materials, equipment, approaches, techniques and to trust my learners. This approach to practical skills works with children and adults of all stages and ages. It fits brilliantly with the ethos and principles of Forest School.