1. Welcome to the course
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 and expert instruction. Our courses/kits also make fantastic gifts for someone who wants to get better with their hands.
Here's a preview of what you'll learn to make:
What's included in this course
You'll learn to:
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.
What's included in the kit
- 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
Meet your 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
Who is this 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 yourhands 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.
Lesson plan - this course contains more than four hours of expert tuition:
3. The right wood for green wood for carving
4. Understanding wood grain
5. Getting started
6. Working safely with the axe
7. Roughing out the shape
8. Working safely with the knife
9. Sharpening the straight knife
10. Sharpening the axe
11. Sharpening the spoon knife
The Cooking Spoon
12. Getting started
13. Preparing the billet
14. Roughing out the shape with the axe
15. The knife
16. Shaping the handle
17. Carving out the bowl
18. Finishing your spoon
The Eating Spoon
19. Getting started
20. Preparing the billet - adding crank
21. Axing the crank
22. Cutting out the profile
23. Refining the shape with the knife
24. Shaping the bowl and neck
25. Finishing the eating spoon
The Coffee Scoop
27. Preparing the billet
28. Carving the profile
29. Carving the bowl
30. Finishing the coffee scoop
Choose the course only, or the course and kit
Woodland Woodcarving Online Course only – £85
Woodland Woodcarving Online Course and Kit – £147
Get 20% off when you buy more than one kit
When does the course start?+-
The course is online and you can access it at your own pace whenever you like.
How do I watch the course?+-
You can watch the course online through any browser. If you're on your mobile or tablet you can also watch it via our app, which is called Teachable.
How long do I have access for?+-
When you buy one of our courses you get lifetime access from any device you own!
Can I take the course if I live outside the UK?+-
Yes! Our courses are available globally.
What if I'm unhappy with the course?+-
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with the course in any way, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a refund.
Give this course as a gift
In order to gift one of our courses, simply buy the course yourself, then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know the purchase is a gift. We'll send you a unique coupon code and access instructions that you can send on to your loved one.