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Forest History Center: The Art and Science of Saw Sharpening

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Forest History Center

John Beltman and Chris Tolman from the Forest History Center on the Thursday Morning Show

John Beltman and Chris Tolman from the Forest History Center join John and Heidi on the Thursday Morning Show. They talk about their recreated 1900 logging camp and a recent event held there “The Art and Science of Saw Sharpening”. Participants had a chance to visit with the camps saw filer also known as the “Camp Dentist”. John gives us some history of saw sharpening in the logging camps, the methods and the tools used. Chris talks about the Forest History Centers connection to the Minnesota Historical Society. She tells us about upcoming events including their kayak program paddling on the Mississippi River.

Find more information here on the Forest History Center or on FaceBook.

Heidi Holtan is News and Public Affairs Director for Northern Community Radio. She is on-air host and executive producer for the Morning Show and is also responsible for our local presence on All Things Considered and As It Happens. She produces thoughtful segments like Dig Deep and Strong Women.
John has been listening to KAXE since the early days in 1976, and has worked as our Development Director since 1995. You can hear him on the Morning Show on Thursdays and Fridays. He is also the women’s basketball coach at Itasca Community College. John loves animals, golf, and complaining about the Minnesota Twins.
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