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Knife Skills and Whittling Workshop at the Sylva Wood Centre

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Duration: One-day

Price: £95

Book with: Martin Damen
at Sylva Foundation

Little Wittenham Road
Long Wittenham, Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 4QT

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About the Course

Whittling is a traditional pastime using a knife to make items from wood. It is an enjoyable pursuit that most can learn. This one day workshop will take place at the Sylva Foundation Wood School.

Knife skills and whittling with Martin Damen. At the most basic level, the only tool that is required is a single knife and the wood that is locally available.

Despite being run in a relaxed manner the workshop still emphasizes the teaching of safe and efficient skills.

You will start by learning how to use traditional tools safely and effectively before making your first project. As the day continues, you will make a variety of projects that present a range of challenges that become progressively more difficult.

Whittling is a traditional pastime using a knife to make items from wood. It is an enjoyable pursuit that most can learn.

At the most basic level, the only tool that is required is a single knife and the wood that is locally available.

Despite being run in a relaxed manner the workshop still emphasizes the teaching of safe and efficient skills.

You will start by learning how to use traditional tools safely and effectively before making your first project. As the day continues, you will make a variety of projects that present a range of challenges that become progressively more difficult.

8 places available. Tutor: Martin Damen

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?

Hot drinks and biscuits provided, plus all tools and materials.



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 5th October 2019

  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups