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Beam Hewing Course

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With medieval techniques and tools such as those from the 14th century, a royal court of Emperor Charles IV was built in Bärnau in the following 20 years. Learn in this 2.5-day course how to hew a beam traditionally with a carpenter's hatchet and other hand tools, under the guidance of our master craftsmen. In addition, you will be given extensive knowledge of the raw material wood and the necessary tools.


  • Selection and measurement of the tree trunk
  • History and development of the axes used for hewing
  • Proper care and safe handling of the tool
  • Working with the ax and carpenter's hatchet from the round trunk to the beam
  • Notch technology for time-saving work
  • Surface treatment of wood with the axe and the drawing knife

Registration deadline: 30 September