Centre for Fine Woodworking - Carving & Spoon Carving

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Introduction to Carving & Spoon Carving

Introduction to Carving

Course Dates
20th, 21st & 22nd February 2019
14th, 15th & 16th September 2019
Course Fee
$599 including materials

Spoon Carving

Course Dates
23rd & 24th February 2019
Course Fee
$399 including materials
Tutor: Geoff Korver

The beginner‘s course of three days, and the spoon carving course of two days complement each other and provide an overview of the major carving styles. The two courses run back to back so you can either come to one or the other – or spend the week here and do both.

The Introduction to Carving course focuses on the basics of incised and low relief carving and the different types of tools used in carving, chisels, gouges and v–tool. Students will learn the necessary hand skills, how to sharpen tools and how to set up a good carving kit.

At the end of the course, students will have completed an incised project and a low relief panel, and will have the skill needed to undertake basic carving projects independently.

The two day Spoon Carving course introduces students to in–the–round carving using the well–known shape of the spoon as a model. Basic hand skills and sharpening techniques will be taught. Tool use will be extended to include the bandsaw, spokeshave and scraper. Students will finish the course with one or possibly two finished spoons.

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To enrol on a course or workshop - please complete the form below. As the maximum number of students we have in any class is eight, some of our courses fill up quickly so please check with us first if there is a space available - we wouldn't want you to be disappointed.

To secure a place we require a non-refundable deposit of $350 and once this is received we will confirm your enrolment. The balance of the course fee is due 30 days prior to the start of the course.

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