Tool Making Workshop - Elbow Adze
This workshop, hosted by Aaron Nelson Moody, will take students through making an adze.
Sunday, September 11th
9:00AM- 4:00PM


Aaron Nelson Moody


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Students will grind and file a bevel on a tool steel blank. They will then heat the steel and shape it as desired. The steel will be reheated to harden it then tempered and honed. The finished Adze irons will then be mounted into tree crook handles and lashed with twine.

This is an all-day workshop. Please bring your own lunch. Space for 10 participants.

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Aaron Nelson Moody

Aaron Nelson-Moody, or “Splash”, lives and works in the Capilano Village on the North Shore of Vancouver, British Columbia, and spent the best part of his youth in the Cheak’mus Village in Squamish.

Tawx’sin Yexwulla translates to “Splashing Eagle” in the Squamish languages, so most people know him simply as “Splash.” He also carrie the name, Poolxtun, from his adopted father Gerry Oleman, which translates as: “the spreading ripples from a splash of water.”

These days he is teaching Northwest Coast woodcarving at Langara College, and doing cultural presentations in the public school system. He also works on his own jewelry engraving and repoussé, along with his woodcarving projects such as canoes and houseposts. He has worked with community groups and students in a number of schools in the Squamish and Vancouver areas since 1995, as well as sharing in Japan and Scotland, and continues to research and teach Coast Salish art.



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