1 Day Spoon Carving Course


spoon carving

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.

Other information

Location: Westwell, Kent

Duration: 1 day

Start: 10am

End: 4pm

Course size: 8

Catering: Lunch provided

Note: There is a short walk from the meeting point to the camp.

You might also find these Frequently Asked Questions useful.

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Jack Raven Bushcraft
Average rating:  
 9 reviews
by Barry McKenna on Jack Raven Bushcraft

We had an excellent day carving spoons in the woods. So much so, I’m already looking into a follow-up course on axes!

by Eva McKenna on Jack Raven Bushcraft
Dec 2019

What an amazing Day with Gary, Bob & Nicola.
Really welcoming and full of knowledge & would definitely recommend trying out this place.

by Terry Sims on Jack Raven Bushcraft
Spoon carving

Excellent day in beautiful surroundings. WRAP UP WARM
comfortable pace with easy going tuition
Thoroughly enjoyable day out

by Lyn Wood on Jack Raven Bushcraft
A Great Day

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

by The Edmondsons on Jack Raven Bushcraft
The Best Day!

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!

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