Making antler handles for fire steels allows for a decorative and durable handle to assist in striking sparks from a fire steel. Modern fire steels are a direct descendant from the age old method of striking sparks with flint and steel.
The class will cover antler selection, cutting, drilling the mounting hole and adhesive choice. We will use hacksaws and drill with cordless drills. Adhesive choices will point out the differences between epoxies and other glues.
We will then spend some time looking at tinder choices and building a fire. The take home will be a ready-to-use fire steel with scraper and the knowledge to put it to use.
Location: Pioneer Park - Wood Shop
For details and registration, please visit: https://thefolkschoolfairbanks.org/events/event/fire-steels-with-antler-handles/