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Introduction to spooncarving at Hill End

In-person course
- - #30841

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Response from David Knight Woodland Crafts:

Hi Andy, I really appreciate this review and your kind words. You remind me that learning to carve a wooden spoon isn’t just about learning a new craft skill but is a route through to a wider green woodworking community which is so friendly, welcoming and happy to share skills, experience and supplies of green wood!

Introduction to spooncarving at Hill End

In-person course
- - #30707

A great Introduction to Spooncarving excellently delivered by David and his lovely assistant 😂. The whole day was relaxed and informative we learned so much and the concentration built as our spoons took shape, I highly recommend it.

Response from David Knight Woodland Crafts:

Hi Adrian, I really appreciate your comments, as does Mike! If enjoyment is measured by the amount of shaving around your chopping block then you definitely won hands down- congratulations on managing to carve two spoons in the day and being part of such a wonderful group to tutor. I couldn’t ask for a better way to spend a Saturday!

Introduction to spooncarving at Hill End

In-person course
- - #30719

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Response from David Knight Woodland Crafts:

Thanks so much for the review, Ruth, it is much appreciated, and thanks to you and your fellow participants for being such an engaged and enthused group. I do hope the day has sparked your interest in spooncarving and green woodworking- it’s a rabbit hole that’s not easy to escape from!

Introduction to spooncarving at Hill End

In-person course
- - #30692

David was excellent. I had never done anything like this before and he taught in a very clear manner. Whilst I felt I learnt heaps it was never overwhelming. I loved the vibe of the class, crafting around a fire with a pot of hot water constantly on the go. I would definitely recommend it.

Response from David Knight Woodland Crafts:

Hi Hannah, I really appreciate your feedback. Hill End did us proud as a venue and I loved the dappled shade from the birch trees at our site. Thank you for being so receptive to new ideas in developing your craft skills and I hope you’ve now caught the spooncarving bug and will be whittling away in future months and years!

Introduction to spooncarving at Hill End

In-person course
- - #30690

Great introduction to spoon carving by David, helped by Mike. Both very knowledgeable and helpful. Ended up with spoon which actually looked like a spoon! Learnt a great deal about cuts needed and orientation of the grain etc. Also safe use of tools and sharpening. An enjoyable day in a fantastic location.

Response from David Knight Woodland Crafts:

Hi Phil it was great to meet a fellow Eynsham resident! Thank you for throwing yourself into the deep end of working green wood. I do hope I can provide continuing support as you develop your interest in spooncarving and green woodworking

Introduction to spooncarving at Hill End

In-person course
- - #30701

Excellent course. I had a really enjoyable day in a superb location.

David is an excellent teacher and clearly is very passionate about his craft.
He explained and demonstrated every step in a very easy to understand way and inspired confidence in using the tools needed to carve a spoon.
He also covered safety issues at the beginning of the day and how to look after and sharpen your tools.

I'd definitely recommend this course.

Response from David Knight Woodland Crafts:

Hi Linda, thanks so much for your feedback, it is really appreciated. Thank you for being part of a such an engaged and involved group of participants. I look forward to watching your skills in wood carving develop and grow.

Introduction to spooncarving at Hill End

In-person course
- - #30683

A lovely way to have spend my Saturday, in such a calm, relaxed and naturally beautiful environment. David was very informative and his calm friendly approach gave me to the confidence to use tools and equipment that I'd never used before. I was so absorbed in making my spoon that I lost all sense time! I look forward to making more things out of wood in the future. Thank you David

Response from David Knight Woodland Crafts:

Thanks so much Rachel, yes the time did fly didn’t it? Thanks for being such a great group to tutor. I very much hope that you’ll develop your skills further and I’d be honoured to help you make more shavings and spoons!

Introduction to spooncarving at Hill End

In-person course
- - #30679

It was great to learn the whole process from log to spoon. David’s tuition was excellent and I felt safe and confident using the techniques he showed us.
Highly recommend this course.

Response from David Knight Woodland Crafts:

Thanks so much Angela- you were a great group to teach and as always I learned something new from the day too. Hope you’ve found the follow-up notes useful. All best David

Introduction to spooncarving at Hill End

In-person course
- - #30561

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Response from David Knight Woodland Crafts:

Hi Lucie

Thanks so much for the review. The course I taught with you will be unforgettable, not so much for Storm Brendan that hit us, nor feeding the goats in the rain but because you were a great group of students! Keep making shavings!

Introduction to spooncarving at Hill End

In-person course
- - #30458

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Response from David Knight Woodland Crafts:

I’m blushing! Thanks so much for the review Roger and it is wonderful to see how you’ve developed yourself as a woodcarver, exploring the properties of different wood species and incorporating that into your designs.