For more than twenty years, courses have been organized at Gränsfors Bruk. This year the courses take place in collaboration between Gränsfors Bruks AB and Gårdar i Nordanstig AB, which also runs Sagaliden Camping, B&B and other courses in Nordanstig.
The courses offered at Gränsfors Bruk are forging courses, traditional log-building courses and the new courses in timber framing and charcoal burning.
The forging courses are led by Fredrik Thelin who is an experienced blacksmith and teacher. The traditional log-building courses are led by the skilled carpenter Andreas Hipf. The timber framing course are led by Rupert Newman and Johannes Kästel, experts in timber framing.
The charcoal burning course are led by Maurice Pyle, “a traditional woodland craft and green woodworking craftsman“.
The courses vary in number of days and are adapted to the course participants’ past experience. The minimum age for all courses is 16 years.
Food and accommodation are included in the course fee. Forging and timber courses are normally conducted in Swedish, but teaching in English can be offered and traditional timber courses can also be offered in german. The charcoal burning course is in English with Swedish-speaking “help teachers” in place.
Other courses arranged by Gårdar i Nordanstig AB take place at the course yard in Sagaliden, which is about 15 minutes by car from Gränsfors.