Learn to carve wooden spoons
Sun 16th Feb 2020 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – Nailsworth
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This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.

For Feb 2020 I’ve decided to move the courses indoors for your (and my) comfort. r.

To be held at Nailsworth Community Workshop, Nailsworth Subscription Rooms, Bath Road, Nailsworth, GL6 0HH. For more info about this excellent project see their website: Practical Intelligence

To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see craftcourses.com

Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axes and knives and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills and make a cooking or serving spoon to take home.

All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to bring your own tools if you have them.

From: 9.45am to 5.00pm. Tea, coffee and cake provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.… Read More

Learn to carve wooden spoons
Sat 15th Feb 2020 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – Nailsworth
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This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.

For Feb 2020 I’ve decided to move the courses indoors for your (and my) comfort. r.

To be held at Nailsworth Community Workshop, Nailsworth Subscription Rooms, Bath Road, Nailsworth, GL6 0HH. For more info about this excellent project see their website: Practical Intelligence

To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see craftcourses.com

Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axes and knives and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills and make a cooking or serving spoon to take home.

All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to bring your own tools if you have them.

From: 9.45am to 5.00pm. Tea, coffee and cake provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.… Read More

Mini sloyd finishing knife
Small sloyd finishing knife
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By accepting the terms and conditions you are confirming that you are over 18 years old and will supply photo id on request.

 

Mini sloyd blade shaped and sharpened by myself using the Hewn and Hone small knife jig. It is available with an elm handle and bark sheath or as bare blade for you to handle yourself. The tang is 6mm round bar so easy to fit into a 6.5mm drilled hole and secured with epoxy resin glue.

 

Made from bearing steel, forged and heat treated by Nic Westermann. I use a Sorby ProEdge to refine the shape, establish the bevels and hone to a scary sharp edge. The bevels are symmetrical and flat with an edge angle is 25 degrees. The blade is around 57mm (2 ¼ inches) long, these are hand forged so there’s a little variation ~2mm. The blade is thinner towards the tip, allowing the bevel to be narrower to permit a tight concave surface to be carved without chatter. These are intended to be used for finishing cuts, kept super sharp and nick free so you can get a perfect knife finish on your work.

Please note some of the images on this page show the finishing knife along side a Mora 106, this for you to get a clear idea of the comparative size of the blades and bevels.… Read More

Day's Cottage Yurt
Sat 23rd Nov 2019 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers
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This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.

 

To be held in the yurt at Days Cottage, Brookthorpe (just off A4173 between Stroud and Gloucester – postcode GL4 0UT).

 

To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see my reviews page or here for more reviews at craftcourses.com

 

Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axes and knives and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills and make a butter knife and a cooking or serving spoon to take home.

 

All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to bring your own tools if you have them.

 

From: 9.45am to 5.00pm. Teas, coffee, biscuits and flapjack provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.… Read More

Day's Cottage Yurt
Sun 24th Nov 2019 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers
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This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.

 

To be held in the yurt at Days Cottage, Brookthorpe (just off A4173 between Stroud and Gloucester – postcode GL4 0UT).

 

To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see my reviews page or here for more reviews at craftcourses.com

 

Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axes and knives and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills and make a butter knife and a cooking or serving spoon to take home.

 

All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to bring your own tools if you have them.

 

From: 9.45am to 5.00pm. Teas, coffee, biscuits and flapjack provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.… Read More

Dave The Blogger
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OK so I’ve been meaning to start blogging for ages, so here goes. A blog about spoons and chairs and other things made from green wood using traditional methods and (mostly) hand tools.

Painting Spoons Video
Painting Spoons – using milk paint
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At Spoonfest I sat down with Tom Hepworth from The Greenwood Guild and made a video about painting spoons with milk paint. Towards the end there’s a brief introduction to the magical process of ebonising. It’s available at spoonclub.co.uk and … Read More

Gloucestershire & friends Spoon Club
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The Gloucestershire Spoon Club runs on the first Sunday of each month at The Woodyard near Tetbury – see directions below. Please get in touch with me so I know you’re coming along – although we can accommodate a reasonable … Read More

Fruitwood Spoons
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Featured fruit woods are my very favorite woods to carve and I always get a little bit excited when I get my hands on a nice piece. All sorts of dark reds hues and deep browns can be found in … Read More

Coffee Scoops
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These cute little faceted scoops are approximately 1 tablespoon capacity. They’re designed to live in your coffee jar and bring a little moment of joy each morning when you’re preparing the perfect cup. Though I do know a few folks … Read More