This regular class in spoon carving, introduces the art of carving with an axe, knife and crook knife.
By carving a spoon, which is by nature a functional object and one we are all familiar with and helps us remove the idea that this may be a daunting task. Instead this introduction allows us to become familiar with with the tools, and gain confidence in beginning to build a relationship with small scale carving.
Join us at Komaru Outdoor Adventure for a masterclass in spoon carving, led by our expert instructor. The course, limited to 10 people, will take place in our beautiful woodland made up of larch, birch, oak, beech and hazel.
Suitable for beginners, we will take you on the journey from tree to spoon, including how to select and cut a log, and prepare a spoon blank - along with carving, shaping and finishing.
- Next course on 1st December 2018
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This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement...
One day woodcraft course - learn to carve a wooden spoon.
Spend a day in my woodland workshop learning to craft functional spoons from green (freshly felled) timber. No experience is necessary but we will be using hand tools all day so you need to be physically fit, all tools and materials are provided in the cost of the course. The venue is 5 miles from Newbury in Berkshire in a small private woodland site....
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...
Alien spoons? Well, only because it a memorable name and some of the knive 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. Perhaps also use a drawknife on a shave horse if you want to. By following good technique you will avoid injuries...
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...
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...
Spoon Carving with Steve Tomlin in the Yorkshire Dales
The first day is suitable for complete beginners and starting with a log, you will end up with a lovely hand-made stirring spoon. 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 greenwood spoon carving. You’ll have plenty of time to practise each of...
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...