My greatest satisfaction comes with sharing traditional skills as an instructor or special project leader. I have been teaching crosscut saw sharpening since 1992, instructing the USFS crosscut sawyer curriculum since 1996 and leading trail projects that involve saw use as well as other trail work skills since 1980. My retirement from the USFS in 2010 has allowed me the flexibility to contract with many different agencies and groups and to travel throughout the west as an instructor.

Learn and refine your crosscut saw sharpening skills:

I offer 3 day crosscut saw sharpening workshops in Calpine, California

Please sign up to attend with the links below.


September 29 - October 1, 2017:
Sharpening classes in December 2017. Sign up for one or both. Please contact me with questions.

I also offer one day private lessons for one or two people who need to learn to maintain and re-sharpen saws that I have already sharpened.
Please contact me for details.


Crosscut sawyer training and USFS certification:

I bring an interesting collection of tools and a fresh enthusiasm for safety and efficiency to the USFS curriculum.
Contact me about your specific needs and location.

Innovative solutions to Wilderness trail problems.

I am available to lead and instruct your crew on all types of tread and drainage problems. I can prove that rock work is easy!