This is a one-day introduction to spoon carving where we will work together carving a cooking/stirring spoon from a log using carving axes, knives and hook knives. You will start by selecting a suitable log and cleave the timber using traditional tools and techniques. After roughing out the blanks using a carving axe you will learn the safe and effective knife grips needed to carve the outline of your spoon with a woodcarving knife. You will then use a hook knife to hollow the bowl of your spoon. At the end of the day you will be able to take home your own cooking/stirring spoon as well as new green woodwork skills
What's included in the price?
All tools and materials are provided along with tea, coffee and biscuits. Please note that the price is per participant (discount is available for groups, please contact Mike for details). Course participants must be over 18 (in certain circumstances it may be possible for children aged 13+ to attend a course if accompanied by a guardian who is also a paying participant on the course- please check with course provider before booking to avoid disappointment)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
I'm Mike Craig, a green woodworker based at the Otley Chevin Forest Park which is situated above the picturesque market town of Otley, West Yorkshire. I have over 20 years experience as an educator in countryside management and wildlife conservation and am a total tree geek. The only thing I enjoy more than carving green wood in a woodland setting is helping others to discover and develop their own woodland craft skills.
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