Spend a day learning new skills in the woods. Use a variety of traditional tools and devices to make your own wooden tools and utensils from green wood. Start your green woodworking journey by making a mallet, the essential bopper for all your future projects. Then learn how to use a shave horse to carve a wooden cooking utensil, a great project to understand the principles of green woodworking. This course will be held under a large shelter but please come dressed for the weather as we will be outdoors for the whole day. No previous experience required.

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Over the duration of the course we will cover: • Introduction to green woodworking tools and devices • Tool safety • Wood selection • Making a mallet from ash • Principles of splitting with mallet and froe • Roughing out blanks for wood carving • Making a wooden cooking utensil using the shave horse and draw knife • Finishing with carving knives • Maintaining and sharpening tools Hot drinks provided, please bring a packed lunch.


6 hours

Cancellation policy

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



Manor Wood

with Craft Courses since 2023

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Manor Wood is an ancient woodland near Grafham, Cambridgeshire. We offer hands on courses and education sessions. We create a setting for all ages to connect with the natural world while managing the woodland for wildlife. Come and join us for a day playing in the woods.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday
  • Hen dos
  • Christmas
  • Accommodation offered
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Father's Day
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Stag dos
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Manor Wood, Grafham Road, Grafham, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE280BB