Greenwood spoon carving



A one day spoon carving course with Dave Jackson learning the basic skills involved in spoon carving. No experience needed but a willingness and ability to use hand tools is essential. You will learn practical tips and techniques on: • considering different types of wood suitable for spoon carving. • different types of spoon carving tools (gouges and knives) used in greenwood craft, and how to use them. • cleaving greenwood logs into billets ready for using a froe and an axe. • using a shave horse and drawknife to shape wood. • health and safety related to spoon carving At Ecclesall Woods we pride ourselves on the high-quality teaching from our tutors and our low class numbers (max 6 for most classes) and a number of our courses also have an assistant. Students must be 18+ to take part in this workshop. We have found that smaller class sizes are more productive, un-rushed and allow students to learn more. You will need to wear suitable clothing and footwear for working outdoors in this season. Steel toe cap boots would be advantageous if you have them, but are not essential. Please note this course will require a high level of manual dexterity on your fingers

What's included in the price?

All materials and tool use are provided for you on the day. Refreshments throughout the course. Please bring a packed lunch, notebook and pen. PPE is available where applicable. All green woodworking courses are based outside. Most other courses inside based but bring clothing/footwear/sunscreen etc. suitable to working outdoors in the season you attend.


1 day (9:30am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Set in a beautiful ancient woodland, our traditional skills and heritage craft courses are inspired by nature. Our friendly craftspeople will guide you with their knowledge of age-old methods and natural materials to learn, make new friends and create!

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Weekends
  • Mother's Day
  • Public transport
  • Parking provided
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Father's Day
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J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre, Ecclesall Woods, Abbey Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S7 2QZ