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Carve a spoon in a day


About the Course

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

Booking is via MC Woodcrafts website shop just click on the 'view website' button

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are provided along with tea, coffee and biscuits.


Mike at MC Woodcrafts
Otley Chevin Forest Park
West Yorkshire
LS21 3DD
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  • Suitable for beginners

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- - #24571

A really exciting introduction to spoon carving in the beautiful Otley Chevin. Mike's teaching style is relaxed and extremely informative, led by our individual needs and the questions asked. Mike managed to accommodate different skill levels within the group. Refreshments provided (even GF!) and hot drinks made with a Kelly Kettle which is always fun. I felt completely safe using tools I never have before, and have received all the information I need to purchase my own so I can carry on practising.
A fantastic day, highly recommended.

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- - #23811

Thoroughly recommend. Mike's passion and knowledge made for an excellent workshop, set in beautiful surroundings. Mike was really interesting to talk to and his teaching style was relaxed, highly informative and clear, giving each of us as much help and advice as required. A great day, and I think we all went away feeling really pleased with our carving achievements!

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- - #23781

A great course in a lovely setting at Otley Chevin.

Mike was both very knowledgeable and personable, with a small group of only 4 people, there was plenty of individual instruction and assistance, alll working at our own pace

Having rarely if, ever used an axe or knives previously, we all went from a log, and finished with a great spoon. We learnt an awful lot over the day, with some great reference materials to take away and given the confidence to carve more spoons at home.

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- - #23776

An excellent introduction in a lovely setting. Mike was interesting and passionate about green woodworking and knows his stuff. We all got plenty of help and were able to work at our own pace as Mike was very good at getting round everybody. With tea and cake on hand and plenty of tools for all, Mike made the day a really good introduction to green woodworking and I'm sure that all who attended will go on to try more.
Thanks Mike.

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