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Wooden spoon-carving on 11th June 2016

Author: Anne Holden, Assington Mill Published: 10th June 2016 09:30

Spoon Carving Assington MillAssington Mill Rural Skills and Craft Courses - Wooden spoon-carvingWooden spoon-carving

11th June 2016, 10am to 4.30pm
Assington Mill Rural Skills and Craft Courses

Tutor:  James Linford

There is no end to the variety of spoon designs that can be created, from the most simple and rustic spoon to something extremely polished and ornate.  You will start your spoon carving with a piece of freshly cut ‘green’ wood.  Green wood is easier to cut than seasoned wood as the sap acts as a lubricant.  After carving, the wood dries and hardens.

We will start the course by going into the woods and cutting down suitable material, probably alder, birch or sycamore.

During the course you will learn the safe and effective use of knives, axes and crook knives as well as how to sharpen them. You will be able finish your spoon(s) at home with sandpaper, when it has dried and finally to oil it.  By the end of the course you should have made at least one spoon that you can use at home and you will have learned many useful skills.

You will also be able to try a variety of tools and get advice on what to purchase if you want to continue carving at home.  Some tools will be available for sale.

Warning – spoon carving can be addictive!  This could be the beginning of a lifelong passion.

Comments from Past Students

Brilliant day.  Thank you so much.  Fab food – fab tutor, fab company and venue. 

A fantastic day.  Thank you.





What to Bring

Any bushknife or crook knife you have (we will have some for sale on the day), plus a small and very sharp axe for the initial work.

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