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Dala horse carving

Mondrian inspired dala horse

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 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?

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.


Alan at Alien Spoons
22 Priestfield Crescent
EH16 5JQ
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Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel

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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

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