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Carving with wood is a rather rare skill these days. Yet anyone with a sharp knife and a block of timber can try their hand at whittling. The tools and materials used have not varied for hundreds of years. Carving workshops in this section include traditional spoon carving in the Peak District, relief carving courses in the Yorkshire Dales, love spoon carving in wales and even rocking horse carving!
Box making weekend in Cumbria
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Box making weekend in Cumbria
Cumbria - Next course on 14th September 2019
£275
All dates for 2019 are now full. Please see top right for the 2020 dates. 2 day box making courses held on weekends throughout the year in beautiful Cumbria. Make your own handmade wooden box. The courses are fun and relaxed, yet will give you the skills & confidence to make stunning boxes on your own. The courses are run from a fully equipped cabinet making workshop. All tools and safety equipment are provided, though you are welcome to bring your own tools if you wish. Ear defenders and dust...
Spoon carving for beginners
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Spoon carving for beginners
London - Next course on 10th September 2019
£40
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 small scale carving and understand the subtle and addictive qualities of this new hobby. We...
Spoon carving at Walderchain Wood
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Spoon carving at Walderchain Wood
Kent - Next course on 28th September 2019
£80
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 - use of axe and froe for reducing thickness of wood * Safe and effective...
Woodcarving for Beginners - two day course in Norfolk
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Woodcarving for Beginners - two day course in Norfolk
Norfolk - Next course on 28th September 2019
£195
Join experienced tutor and woodworker Gerald Adams for a two day introduction to wood carving. The course is designed to introduce students to the specific skills and techniques involved in woodcarving, to boost their confidence and enthusiasm to take on new projects. We also aim to have fun. Students should gain a good understanding of the fundamentals of woodcarving techniques and practices, Gerald aims to encourage and direct individuals to use their talents effectively. You can expect to complete a piece of work in the time available. Techniques and Materials...
Whittling Course
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Whittling Course
Oxfordshire
£95
Learn from a professional spoon carver the basic knife skills necessary to safely engage in the traditional leisure activity of whittling. This traditional hobby requires only a single sharp knife and readily available wood. The course is held in Martin’s workshop at Honeysuckle Cottage; a former nail maker’s cottage the oldest part dating back to about 1640. Despite being run in a relaxed manner, the course still emphasizes the teaching of safe and efficient skills. You will start by learning how to use a straight carving knife safely and effectively...
Walking stick course at Ecclesall Woods - one day
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Walking stick course at Ecclesall Woods - one day
Yorkshire
£85
Walking Stick Course A one day class in the basic skills involved in making your own sticks. No experience needed but a willingness and ability to use hand tools is essential. Most of the people who come have never made a stick before, but everyone goes home with a complete stick they have made! Anyone with a bit of stick-making knowledge who would like to improve and learn some new tricks is also welcome. Everyone who attends learns how to straighten a stick, attach a steel rod joint to fix...
Alien spoon carving
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Alien spoon carving
Edinburgh - Next course on 14th September 2019
£85
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 regular stretching will help you to look after your body. You should leave with the...
Nordic Wood Craft
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Nordic Wood Craft
Inverness-Shire
£80
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 will learn all the basics needed so you will be comfortable making making carving basic...
Make you own fan bird
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Make you own fan bird
Northumberland - Next course on 29th September 2019
£30
Fan birds originated in Russia and Eastern Europe as a traditional decoration hung in the home that catches gentle breezes and so draws the eye too. They are made from a single piece of wood using simple hand tools only. It needs a steady hand and steadier nerves when it comes to opening your birds wings to reveal your creation. The course runs for 3 hours at The Creative Artist Studios, Vallum Farm, Military Road, East Wallhouses, Northumberland, NE18 0LL, refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon. No previous experience...
Carving & sculpture workshops
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Carving & sculpture workshops
Cheshire
£180
Learn how to carve in a single day with one-to-one tuition. A one day course specifically aimed at complete beginners with no previous knowledge. Learn how to carve a relief in wood in a single day, (the very foundation of all sculpture in the round) with highly personal one to one tuition in the beautiful surroundings of the Peak District National Park. One to one tuition is by far the best and quickest way to learn a new skill, without the usual distractions of a group situation. This is a...

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