Red Ants Pants Wants to Teach You How to Work With Timber
Having the skills to work with timber can be incredibly useful and rewarding. Whether it is for a career choice (trail crews, conservation corps, wildland firefighting, Forest Service, etc.) or home ownership (firewood cutting, yard maintenance, land clearing, etc.), knowing how to work with wood and use the related hand and power tools is a valuable skill.
The Red Ants Pants Foundation puts on a Timber Skills Workshop that is designed for beginner to intermediate chain saw users. The 3+ day course provides an overview of technical chain saw skills, timber skills, and equipment. All participants receive hands-on, technical, one-on-one instruction and lots of practice time.
Topics covered include:
- Chain saw features, maintenance, and use
- Safety, safety, safety!
- Basic felling, bucking, and limbing techniques
- Cross cut saw and axe use
- Saw mill demonstrations
- Rustic timber construction take-home project
- All genders welcome. Must be 18 or older.
- Equipment, tools, and safety gear is provided.
- Meals and snacks provided.
- Participants camp on site.
- Limited to 12 participants.
- Course is located in White Sulphur Springs, Montana.