What’s it about?
Based at our ancient woodland camp in Kent, our 1 Day Spoon Carving course has been put together for anyone who’d like to understand how to use simple tools to create beautiful items from greenwood.
Whilst we are certain that you’ll leave us with a great hand carved spoon, you’ll also leave us with new found confidence and ability having mastered the use of the knife and axe.
What will I do?
We’ll start the day by looking at a variety of carving techniques using knives and axes. Safety and being able to work with minimum of effort will be the main focus of the session. You’ll also learn to identify which strokes are best suited for different kinds of cuts. After this session you’ll be ready for a days carving.
During your day with us, you’ll also learn about:
- Properties of different woods,
- Selecting your wood,
- Splitting techniques,
- Swedish spoon design,
- How to sharpen your carving tools.
Axes, carving knives, draw knives, scorps and crook knives will be provided.
A really great chance to begin a lifetime of carving beautiful things!
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You can see all of our course dates here.
Location: Westwell, Kent
Duration: 1 day
Course size: 8
Catering: Lunch provided
Note: There is a short walk from the meeting point to the camp.
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What our customers say
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This was my second Jack Raven course and I am completely hooked. A relaxed and friendly atmosphere with loads of help at hand. Anyone wanting to do something a little bit different should go for it
Booked as a Birthday present for my eldest daughter, we thought we’d make a family day out of it. So glad we did, we had so much fun! Beautiful location, very, very friendly people, delicious food and good conversation. We even have a set of spoons (well, an approximation of spoons!), to show for it! Would not hesitate to recommend this course and we will be looking at the other courses available so we can come again in the not too distant future. Thank you very much to; Gary, Nicola, Bob and especially Willow the dog!
This was a gift to me so it might not have been one I would have chosen. But so glad I came. As a beginner there was plenty of help and guidance and loads of encouragement. I learned lots of new things and realised how much more there is to learn too. Everyone very friendly. Lovely peaceful setting. Came away with a recognisable spoon too!
Thanks for a great day. It was really enjoyable to spend a day in the woods learning a new skill and to come away with something to show for it. Everyone was really patient, friendly and knowledgeable. It took a lot of time and few blisters and nicks but I'd definitely recommend to anyone who thinks it's something they'd be interested in.
I was given this day as a present and as a beginner was rather nervous but needn't have been. The guys running the course were really friendly and helpful without being intrusive. A very calm focussed day and s slightly wonkey spoon. I learnt a lot about. Carving greenwood and will continue to use those skills. I would definitely go on another course.