Spoon Carving Day

Carving a spoon from green wood is a very satisfying using just and axe and a knife to craft a beautiful object that you can use for years.

During this course you will learn wood selection, understanding wood grain, tool selection, safe use of the tools and designing your own spoon.


What you will do.

You will start the day by looking at a variety of safe cutting techniques using the axe and knife. You will then move on to wood selection, and what to look for in green wood and what to avoid.

From there you’ll move onto using a carving axe, spoon design, using a knife safely and efficiently as well as using a curved spoon knife.

During your day with us, you will learn about:

  • The properties of different green woods
  • Wood selection for your project
  • Splitting techniques
  • Correct and safe use of an axe for carving
  • Various cutting techniques used during spoon carving
  • Maintenance and sharpening methods for your tools


Perfect for beginners


The course is perfect for novices and those taking their first steps in spoon carving. You’ll get a good grounding in carving with an axe and knife practice and theory.

All tools and materials for the day will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own tools to use during the day if you wish.

Cherry Ladel - Spoon Carving
A happy spoon carver - Spoon Carving
Using an axe to rough out a spoon blank - Spoon Carving
Various stages of carving a spoon - Spoon carving


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Spoon Carving Day
Saturday 04 April 2020
10:00 am
Event Passed
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Please bring a packed lunch for the day.

Spoon Carving Day
Saturday 06 June 2020
10:00 am
Event Passed
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Please bring a packed lunch for the day.



Duration 1 Day
Cost £85.00
Course size 6 participants maximum
Course times 10.00am – 5.00pm
Suitability 18 years and above
Location Oxfordshire
Catering Please bring a packed lunch