Based at our ancient woodland camp in Kent, our 1 Day Spoon Carving course has been put together for anyone who would like to understand how to use simple tools to create beautiful items from greenwood.
Whilst we are certain that you will leave us with a great hand carved spoon, you will also leave us with new found confidence and ability having mastered the use of the knife and axe.
We'll start the day by looking at a variety of carving techniques using an axe and knife. Safety and being able to work with minimum of effort will be the main focus of the session.
You will also learn to identify which strokes are best suited for different kinds of cuts. After this session you will be ready for a days carving.
You will also learn about:
• Properties of different woods
• Selecting your wood and splitting techniques
• Swedish spoon design
• How to sharpen your carving tools.
A really great chance to begin a lifetime of carving beautiful things!
About us and the venue:
Jack Raven Bushcraft was founded in 2011 and we've been delivering bushcraft, craft and foraging courses since then from our 30 acre private ancient woodland on the Kent Downs in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Courses in the summer are held outdoors in our woodland camp complete with covered work areas, an outdoor kitchen and a composting loo. Courses in the winter are held in our workshop in a converted barn.
Whilst we don't have many reviews on Craft Courses, we have hundreds on our website, Facebook page and Google Business page, take a look for yourself!
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
We'll supply all tools and materials for the course, so carving knives, draw knives, axes and crook knives will be provided.
We'll make sure the kettle is on the go and supply tea, coffee and biscuits.
This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.