Beginners Spoon Carving Course 29th September 2018

Beginners Spoon Carving Course 29th September 2018

Duration: one day 9.30 am - 4.00 pm

Price: £50

Run by: Stephen Ridd
at Northern Wood Monkey


27 Guessburn
NE43 7QP

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About the Course

Do you fancy trying your hand at Spoon Carving?

Come along and learn safe axe and 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 joy of spoon carving is that we don't need expensive tools, workshops and work benches. Just our hands and a few simple tools. You will develop skills to take away with you to be able to carve at home, sat outside on warm summers evenings or in front of the fire on those chilly winter nights.

I will concentrate on giving you a knowledge of safe grips and cutting techniques with both a straight and bent (hook) knife which are the two that we use to make the spoon.

We will also work with a carving axe to split the log and safely 'rough out' the blank that we then carve into your finished spoon.

You will end the day with a spoon of your own and an overwhelming desire to carve more spoons - believe me it is addictive.

I will supply all the tools you need and a selection of wood to work with. I can give you information about where to go to buy good tools of your own if you want to take this further.

If the courses are booked or you cannot make these dates then send me a message through the 'Contact Us' button above

The address is:
Rivers Meet, 102 Leeds Rd, Methley, Leeds, LS26 9EP

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are provided and a plentiful supply of tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day.

A lunch, pudding and drink are included in the cost of this course, all provided by the Rivers Meet Cafe.

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 29th September 2018

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners