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Here's a preview of what you'll learn to make:
About this course and kit:
Do you want to learn to whittle freshly-cut wood into beautiful useful objects, and have the tools and materials you need delivered to your front door? This course and kit bundle is perfect for you. Many people don't get started in spoon carving because they don't know where to get the right wood and tools. Our courses and kits are great for beginners because we take care of all that for you. The bundle includes lifetime access to our online spoon carving course, which includes 4 hours of fun, expert instruction. Our courses/kits also make fantastic gifts for someone who wants to get better with their hands.
What's included in the kit?
In the kit you will receive:
- A Mora 120 carving knife.
- A Mora 162 crook knife and leather sheath for hollowing out spoons.
- Three freshly cut wood blanks
- A cut-resistant safety glove - we advise beginners to use this to protect their hands.
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Meet Your New Teacher
This course is taught by the marvellous Will St Clair. Will has spent years living at the Woodland Makers Workshop in Herefordshire where he teaches woodworking full time. The workshop is set in its own woodland and all the wood they use is harvested sustainably on site. As well as spoons and bowls, Will also makes wonderful furniture.
Meet Will St Clair
What our students are saying:
"The course was great, really lovely production standards which made it quite hypnotic to watch as well as informative."
"I couldn't believe how much is crammed into this course, it's such good value and it really helped me get started. I'm loving filling my house with things I've made myself."
"Since I got this course I feel like I've made a lot of progress in my carving. Will has a very logical approach that you can use to make lots of different types of spoons. He's a great teacher.'
What’s Green Wood Carving?
Green wood carving is the art of carving freshly cut wood, which still has the moisture in it, with sharp hand tools. Freshly cut wood is softer and easier to carve, which means it can be worked fairly easily with tools that you can carry in your backpack. Its softness also means it’s ideal for beginners to work with. If you work green wood with sharp tools you can create a lovely smooth faceted finish without having to use sandpaper, giving the finished piece a great handmade look.
What our students are saying:
"I was a total beginner when I started this course and I got so much out of it. The learning curve is pitched just right for beginners and now I'm really improving."
"This course is so fun and I love the way it's filmed out in the woods in Will's amazing workshop. The lessons are clear and well explained.'
Why Carve Things Out of Wood?
Green wood carving has long been associated with personal development and wellbeing. In the late 19th century, the revolutionary educator Otto Salomon used it as a key component of his ‘sloyd’ or ‘handicraft’ education movement in Finland. Saloman thought that most classroom-based learning in elementary schools was boring, too theoretical and did very little for a child’s personal development, so he devised a syllabus of crafts, which encouraged students to learn increasingly challenging forms of woodwork, starting with carving. He believed handicraft education was just as important as physical education, and that a child with no training in manual dexterity was only half-educated
What you will learn to make -
For your first course project, you'll learn how to turn a log into this simple but elegant spatula. Along the way you'll learn about the importance of wood grain and some basic knife and axe techniques.
The cooking spoon
For your second project you'll move on to this slightly more complex cooking spoon. here you'll learn about using a bent 'crook knife' to hollow out the bowl. This spoon is lovely for dishing up plates of stew.
The eating spoon
In this more delicate project you'll learn how to put a graceful bend or 'crank' into the spoon to make it easier to eat with. Eating with wooden utensils when you're out in the woods is one of life's lost pleasures. We guarantee you'll love it.
The coffee scoop
You'll finish off the course by combining all your new skills to make this useful coffee scoop. Once you've completed the course you'll have enough knowledge to take on any green wood carving project (blank not included).
Who is this and kit course for?
This bundle is perfect for anyone who wants to combine a love of the outdoors with a love of making stuff. You'll get better with your hands and experience the sense of wellbeing and satisfaction that comes with it. You'll also learn to carve variety useful spoons and utensils. You don't need any prior experience to do this course but you will need to concentrate and work carefully.