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Spoon Carving Workshop

This one day woodland workshop covers a wide range of carving techniques and safe tool techniques aiming to send you home with your own hand carved wooden spoon.

Aside from the obvious need for a tool to transport food from pot or plate to mouth, carving a spoon teaches us about wood types and the different qualities they have.

It teaches us how to harvest, split and season wood and a whole host of the most universally important carving grips and techniques that will enable you to successfully carve round timber using just hand tools.

These carving skills are essential to anyone who uses sharp tools in the great outdoors and especially if you have an interest in slimming down on heavy carried kit by improvising certain items of equipment from green and seasoned wood found on site.

The principles of carving wood safely and efficiently are transferable and scalable meaning that if you can carve an eating spoon or spatula, you also know how to carve a replacement paddle!  Additionally, working with hand tools and wood teaches us to plan and think several steps ahead and break down a job into component parts in order to achieve an end goal, as well as developing a keen eye for detail.

In 2022, this one day workshop has been twinned with the 'Three Legged Log Stool' workshop to give you the option of booking both together as a green woodworking package, covering many important woodworking techniques. 

The working day will begin at 9am and we'll down tools at 5pm (although please be prepared to work on a little bit later if needed).

All tools, materials and hot drinks are provided. Please bring your own lunch and snacks

If combining this workshop with the Three Legged log Stool Workshop then you may camp overnight in the woods. Alternatively, details of local accommodation can be found here  

This workshop can also be booked as private training for groups of two or more or even as a team building exercise. Please get in touch to choose your own date

Spoon Carving Workshop

Spoon Carving Workshop

1 Day

Start 09.00

Finish 17.00


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