Spoon Carving Day

Duration: 1 day

Price: £85

Run by: Adam Giles
at Hands on Bushcraft

07598 491989

5 Egypt
Stroud Road

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About the Course

During this course you will be guided through how to carve a spoon from green wood.

After an initial safety briefing, where you will be guided through how to safely handle and use the various tools.

Our instructors will take you through how to carve useful items from greenwood, such as spoons, spatulas and ladles. You will be taken through how to harvest various types of wood, in order to first make a maul. This will help you to get used to the different carving techniques required to carve a spoon using green wood. The first task will be to carve a maul which will help grasps the basics of using a knife and saw. Once you’ve completed your maul, our instructors will demonstrate and guide you through how to carve a spatula.

After lunch it’s straight into carving a spoon or ladle. You will be using the maul you made earlier to help split your piece of wood. Once split our instructors will guide you through how to carve down the initial shape of the spoon, removing vast amounts of material using just a knife. Once you are happy with the size and shape of your spoon, you will be handed a crook knife by our instructors, who will demonstrate how to use this tool efficiently to carve out the bowl of the spoon. There may also be time to give your spoon an initial sanding before testing how well it works.

There will be a selection of woodworking tools available for you to use throughout the course, these will include, axes, froes, carving knives, crook knife (for carving the bowl of your spoon), gouges. Our instructor will also take you through how to finish off your spoon through the sanding process and protecting it with food safe oils as well as how to sharpen your knives keeping them in tip top condition.

Over the course you will learn how to:

Safely use various carving tools and their correct techniques
Select the correct type of wood to carve with
Split the wood using various techniques (axe and froe)
Carve a maul form a single piece of wood
Carve a spatula from a split piece of wood
Carve a spoon using various techniques
Finish off your spoon & spatula by sanding and oiling
Keep you tools sharp

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

What's included in the price?

All meals for this course will be provided, allowing each student the opportunity to do some bushcraft cooking over an open fire. We have a kettle always on the go so you can help yourself to tea, coffee, squash and biscuits. We also have fresh drinking water and a fruit bowl available.

This course starts at 9am and finishes at 4pm.

Other Details
Joining instructions will be sent to participants once full payment has been made along with your receipt. This will include details of where to meet, when to meet, and what to bring with you.

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Harry and I had a great day yesterday. After a warm welcome from Adam we started spoon carving almost immediately. Adam was a brilliant instructor and great encourager with amazing knowledge of all things wood which he was happy to share. Delicious lunch, and plentiful tea and biscuits. A very happy day which we would love to repeat.

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 1st September 2018

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