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Bowl and Kuksa carving in Ecclesall Woods

Bowl and Kuksa carving in Ecclesall Woods

J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre
Ecclesall Woods
Abbey Lane
S7 2QZ

Course Length: 9.30am - 4pm

Price: £140

5 star rating, 2 reviewers.

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This two day course is for anyone who has a little experience at carving spoons or has done some axe and knife carving and would like to push themselves with some new projects. We will learn to carve a selection of small scoops, kuksas and bowls which will give you the knowledge and skills to create more projects at home.

Green wood carving is a fantastic skill to learn as it can be done anywhere, with few tools and very little space. On this course we will learn to carve a selection of wooden utensils that you can use in your home using hand tools such as an axe, a carving knife, gouges and a spoon knife.

I will show you how to use all the tools safely and effectively, i will show you how to split your log, wood selection, safely carving with your axe and you will be shown a whole host of knife grips that will give you the skills to carry carving at home. We will talk about various designs and shapes to get you inspired for your next wood carving!

As well as carving I will show you how to sharpen and look after your tools and although all tools and wood are provided, you are welcome to bring your own if you have them.

Warning, whittling is addictive, once you start you will not be able to stop!! All adult courses are open to 16 year olds and over.

What's included in the price?

Refreshments and biscuits throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch

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An inspiring and very enjoyable course in a lovely woodland setting. Nadine is a brilliant tutor - very encouraging, explains things clearly, lets you work at your own pace and is always on hand to help. I came away with two bowls and the basis of a new set of skills. Great weekend.


Great course, very friendly approachable tutor. Come away with more skills and knowledge. Great weekend


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