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Traditional Tools Workshop at Blackburn Trail Center

Event Category: Training

Start Date: Saturday, 5/18/2019

Start Time: 9:00 AM

Contact: Dan Dueweke

Email: dandueweke@gmail.com


Announcing the 2019 running of PATC's Traditional Tools workshop where students will learn how to safely use crosscut saws and axes to remove blowdowns from their trails. Instruction will cover how a crosscut saw cuts, safe saw handling, binds, spring poles, wedging techniques, and discussions on when to walk away from a dangerous situation. The workshop will be held at the Blackburn Trail Center near Round Hill VA.


Although this workshop follows the USFS Missoula protocol for sawyer training, it is a familiarity workshop only and will not result in a sawyer card. 


Saturday's session begins at 9:00AM and will focus on Job Hazard Analysis and mitigation, proper tool selection for the job and discussions of bucking techniques. The afternoon session will be devoted to hands-on tool use and field safety. Sunday's half day session begins at 8:00AM will be a opportunity for students to demonstrate their newfound skills cutting a variety of fallen trees on the Blackburn property.


NOTE: the Blackburn Trail Center will be available on Friday evening, May 17th for anyone wishing to arrive the day before the workshop. Given our 9:00AM start time on Saturday, this may be convenient for anyone traveling a long distance to attend the workshop.