Introduction to carving with the axe and knife (1 day)

£95.00

Axe and knife carving introduction.

Appropriate wood selection
Preparation of the wood into a ‘billet’ for carving
Design and layout
Safe and effective axe technique
Safe and effective use of carving knives
Looking after your tools

Tools, materials, refreshments and lunch provided.

Time: 09:30 – 17:00

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Description

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those who have carved before but want to improve their skills. Adults only, or over 16 when accompanied by a paying adult.

This workshop will be limited to 8 participants.

The workshop will focus specifically on the following areas:

  • Appropriate wood selection
  • Preparation of the wood into a ‘billet’ for carving
  • Design and layout
  • Safe and effective axe technique
  • Safe and effective use of carving knives
  • Looking after your tools

There will be lots of time for you to develop and practise new skills. Whilst the main focus of the workshop will be about process and safe technique you should still look forward to producing a couple of new useful items to take home with you at the end of the day. By the end of this workshop you should feel confident to be able to continue to use your new skills at home on your own.

To be held in our farmhouse workshop in Dundraw, Cumbria.

All tools and materials are provided but you may bring your own if you have them and we can advise on their suitability.

Time: 09:30 – 17:00

All refreshments and lunch provided.

Further information will be sent via email upon confirmation of booking.

Workshop bookings are non refundable.

Workshop dates cannot be transferred once booked.

Available dates (please use the drop down menu to select a date when booking):

  • Wednesday 7th February 2018
  • Saturday 10th February 2018
  • Thursday 24th May 2018
  • Sunday 27th May 2018
  • Saturday 22nd September 2018
  • Tuesday 25th September 2018

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