This regular class in spoon carving, introduces the art of carving with an axe, a knife and a crook knife. By carving a spoon, which is by nature a functional object and one we are all familiar with, we are free from the pressure of knowing what to carve and instead we can become familiar with the tools of this craft.
As you gain confidence with the tools, you begin to build a relationship with...
Make a Shrink Pot and Discover the magic of shrink pots.
This course will run from our woodland site near Warminster in Wiltshire
Shrink pots are often referred to as shrink boxes and are believed to have originated from Scandinavia. These pots are called Krympburk in Sweden, they were traditionally used for storing dry goods.
The pots are made from freshly felled green wood. A section from a branch or trunk is taken depending on...
This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.
Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axe and knife and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills. We will make a butter spreader or spatula in the morning and a cooking or serving spoon...
Come along to this day long spoon carving workshop at the lovely Horsenden Farm, Perivale and from the traditional woodland workshop learn how to carve your very own spoon to take home and leave with the knowledge to carve many more.
Thomas a 35+ year experienced joiner, cabinetmaker and now green woodworker will guide you through all the stages in a calm manner working to your pace so you will leave with the best experience...
Alien spoons? Well, only because it is a memorable name and some of the knife grasps feel a bit alien to start with. You will soon get to grips with them and the focus of this workshop is learning to use safe carving techniques with hand tools - the axe, straight knives and hook knives... maybe also a drawknife on a shave horse if you want to.
Following good techniques you will avoid injuries and...
Learn Nordic traditions of woodcarving in the comfort of a wood-fired log cabin in the forest. With expert tuition from Wooden Tom, you will be guided to safely use hand tools such as a knife and axe to create your very own useful item to take home.
Choose your course
1. Introduction to Nordic woodcraft
If you have no wood carving experience then this is the course for you. In this half day course you...
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those who have carved before but are self taught and want to improve their skills. Adults only, or over 16 when accompanied by a paying adult.
This workshop will be limited to 8 participants.
The workshop will focus specifically on the following areas:
• Appropriate wood selection
• How long can we keep wood and it still be good for carving
• Where in the log to...
Do you fancy trying your hand at Spoon Carving?
Come along and learn safe knife skills in a comfortable environment and make your own spoon. No previous woodworking experience is necessary, though those with knowledge of working with wood will still find fresh challenges in the hand carved spoon.
The courses will run from 1pm to 4pm and costs £30.
The joy of spoon carving is that we don't need expensive tools, workshops and work...
Your tutors will guide you through the process from selecting a log through to a completed spoon.
The session includes:
* Tool review - an overview of the various tools available for spoon carving and similar projects
* Timber selection - what type of wood and what parts of the log are best and what to avoid
* Spoon design - overview of the proportions and features of spoons for different uses
* Cleaving/splitting timber...
Spoon Carving with Steve Tomlin in the Yorkshire Dales
April 11th-12th 2-Day Beginners
September 27th 1-Day Improvers
The 2-day course is suitable for complete beginners & starting with a log, you will end up with a lovely hand-made stirring spoon on the first day. All the tools & materials are provided – green wood, chopping blocks, axes and knives.
The second day allows you more time to really learn & embed the skills involved in...