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Traditional Spoon Carving - 1 Day Intensive Workshop

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Traditional Spoon Carving - 1 Day Intensive Workshop

85.00
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This workshop is geared towards making a spoon by using traditional tools and methods alone. You will learn about and practice with various tools used in spoon making. 

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This workshop is geared towards making a spoon by using traditional tools and methods alone. You will learn about and practice with various tools used in spoon making. 

This workshop is geared towards making a spoon by using traditional tools and methods alone. You will learn about and practice with various tools used in spoon making. 

This is a green-wood workshop where you will be splitting wet-wood logs to blank size and shaping with axe, knife, and saw. It is recommended that you have good hand, wrist, and forearm strength to complete the class project and to practice the skills learned during the workshop. 

This 1-day intensive workshop covers 3-days worth of material and is focused on the techniques of carving with axe, hook knife, and fixed blade knife.

You will learn and/or practice:

-Axe, knife, and general woodworking safety

-Using assorted hand tools to make a spoon

-Splitting a green-wood log with axe and shape to a carving blank

-Discuss green-wood vs. dry-wood

-Practice axe carving techniques with Gransfor Burk Carvers Axe

-Practice (8) common hand-grip techniques with knife, and hook knife

-Practice hold-down methods utilizing a spoon-mule and clamps 

-Discuss the Sloyd tradition and history

-Discuss Lovespoon history and examples

-Identify wood grain, direction, and understand fiber-to-form

-Design a spoon using the template method and discuss other design methods

-Explore utensil functionality

-Discuss drying techniques

-Learn basic sharpening techniques for knife and hook knife

-Discuss finishing methods and coloring wood

Depending on the workshop location, you will learn different hold-down techniques working from either a shop bench or a spoon-mule. Each student will be provided with their own modern spoon-mule or bench to work from.