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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.

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Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 20 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota.
John has been listening to KAXE since the early days in 1976, and has worked as our Development Director from 1995-2022. Now semi-retired and writing, sculpting and enjoying the good life, you can hear him on the Morning Show Fridays.