Introduction to Spoon Carving

April 07, 2018
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Image courtesy of The Folk School
Image courtesy of The Folk School

How often do you use a spoon? Most of us use one to eat, to cook, and even to serve food. In this class you will learn how to make something you use so often with only a few hand tools. Learn basic carving techniques, grain orientation of wood, and how to use a carving knife, hook knife and a small axe.

With this knowledge, you will also be able to go out into the woods, find a suitable tree or branch and turn raw greenwood into your very own spoon. Being able to sit next to a camp fire, in your backyard, or even in your kitchen when it gets cold out and turn raw material into a useful and functional object is a very wonderful thing.

The Folk School encouragse everyone to own their own set of tools. They are inexpensive, last a lifetime and will allow you to enjoy the skills you’ve gained beyond this class.

If you have your own carving tools please bring them along. Tools will be available for purchase:

Sloyd knife: $33
Hook Knife: $24
Small straight knife: $18
Miscellaneous sharpening supplies

Loaners will also be available.

Age range: 16 to adult

Prerequisites: none

Date: April 07, 2018 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Location: The Folk School | Fairbanks, AK

Admission: $77 (members); $116 (non-members)

Event website: thefolkschoolfairbanks.org

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