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...
Come along and spend the day with us in our semi ancient woodland near Warminster and learn how to create a spoon from green wood.
During your time spent with us you will learn how to:
• Select the wood for your spoon blank
• Use safe sawing techniques
• Mark out the spoon shape on the blank
• Use stop cuts
• Axe out a spoon blank
• Use safe and efficient knife techniques...
- Next course on 26th January 2019
This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.
The venue for January and February courses is changed to an indoor venue at the community workshop in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, GL6 0HH.
Please note courses in 2019 increase in cost to £80 per day.
Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...