Spoon carving is a great way to start carving and to learn about the properties of wood. Each spoon is completely unique and they make great presents.
This course will help beginners get started and those wanting to progress their technique further and try out more advanced designs. Spend the morning learning how to use a sloyd knife and a range of carving techniques to carve your own spatula or spreader. After lunch, we will progress to spoons – incorporating basic axe work and a spoon knife to carve your own cooking spoon, so that you will complete the day with at least two new kitchen utensils to take home!
You will learn
- Tool selection and sharpening
- Wood selection
- Splitting and roughing out
- Carving and shaping
- Finishing and protecting
You tutor will be Tom Dillon. Tom has been a green woodworker for over ten years, starting out as Mike Abbott’s chairmaking assistant in 2011. Since then he has been involved in woodland management and round wood timber framing projects and has worked teaching green wood crafts for a Special Education College for young adults.