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Dala horse carving

Mondrian inspired dala horse

Duration: Half day

Price: £45

Contact: Alan at Alien Spoons

22 Priestfield Crescent
EH16 5JQ

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Sunday 19th July 2020
Sunday 16th August 2020

About the Course

Learn to carve wood starting with this nice little project of a Dala horse. The basic shape has been formed using a bandsaw so you will add detail and learn about carving following the grain of the wood.
You will learn safe wood carving techniques using the Mora 120 & 106 wood carving knives, or other Mora knives more suitable for children. Some of these safe carving techniques are the same as those used for carving a range of other treen such as spoons. This is a less strenuous carving project than making a spoon so is also ideal for beginners. We will also cover sharpening knives as this is key to safe carving.
Other tools are also available to use and try out.

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

What's included in the price?

Tea, coffee and biscuits included.
Two Dala horse blanks included, and others available to buy at discount prices.
Training in a range of safe carving techniques used for this and other treen.
Tools you will need to use during the day.
Tools care and sharpening information.
Tools available to buy.
A PDF of knife grasps to remind you of safe carving techniques.

Want to review this course?

Excellent course, excellent tutor - Really valuable to receive expert guidance on various carving techniques. Fun, enjoyable and useful for myself as a novice woodworker and for the 13 year old girl I was accompanying as well. Great cake too :) Highly recommended for all ages and abilities

- - #28773

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation offered
  • Advanced/professional level
  • Children
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Evenings
  • Events & groups
  • Intermediate level
  • Other locations possible - tutor willing to travel
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Weekends

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