Intermediate Axe Work with Tom Bartlett of Sylva Spoon (Session #1)

From cleaving wood, using an axe safely and efficiently to create a blank or billet of proper proportions takes great skill to make spoons with awesome lines and shape. Tom Bartlett will provide handy axe carving tips and the steps he uses to finesse the billet into a lovely spoon shape with a pleasing crank. […]

Advanced Spoon Carving with Don Nalezyty (Session #1)

This workshop covers spoon-carving beginning to end and is designed to provide you with advanced techniques to continue improving your skills. You’ll learn skills for selecting the best trees for greenwood spoon carving, breaking-down logs and branches into usable spoon blanks and overall approach to help you carve the best spoons you can make. We'll […]

Butter Spreader with Ty Thornock (Session #2)

In this course will be introduced to safe knife handling and will take a pre-axed butter spreader to a finished product. They will learn 4 to 5 safe knife techniques and how to read the grain on a piece of wood to cut cleanly. We will discuss common beginner carving problems and how to address […]

Spoon Carving 101 with Emilie Rigby (Session #2)

We will go through the entire process of spoon carving, from log to finished spoon while learning how to safely use a saw, hook knife, and straight knife. The class blends demo time and work time in order to maximize learning. We take regular breaks for show-and-tell. You’ll leave the class with a head full […]

Kolrosing with Liesl Chatman (Session #2)

Liesl will fly in from Minnesota to teach a fabulous Scandinavian technique called Kolrosing (coal-rose-ing), where pigments are added to finely etched line drawings to create lovely images on spoons.You may carve on your own spoon, spreader or similar item if it has been carved from fine-grained wood like aspen, birch, basswood, maple, sycamore or […]

Intermediate Axe Work with Tom Bartlett of Sylva Spoon (Session #2)

From cleaving wood, using an axe safely and efficiently to create a blank or billet of proper proportions takes great skill to make spoons with awesome lines and shape. Tom Bartlett will provide handy axe carving tips and the steps he uses to finesse the billet into a lovely spoon shape with a pleasing crank. […]

Ash Basket Weaving with Brendan Gaffney

Using freshly pounded and dressed ash splints, students will learn the basics of constructing a “square-to-round” basket, a simple project and introduction to the concepts and material knowledge of weaving with wood splints. Along the way, we’ll make simple rims and handles, also from ash, and learn the possibilities of green wood bending, patterned weaving […]

Stool Making with Terry Ratliff (Part 2)

This is a 2-day workshop and must be purchased through the Deluxe Package. Post and rung stools are a great way to learn rustic chair making techniques. In this two day class Terry will guide you on your wet to dry joinery journey. There are two options for seats on the stools, one is to use […]

Western Saws Explained by Roy Underhill

Professor Underhill will demonstrate the miraculous Folding Sawing Machine, Corporation Model Number One Sawing Machine, for your edification and entertainment, a miracle of modern woodcutting! With Roy’s dynamic panache you will learn about traditional saw tooth design and sharpening with Roy’s rare collection of vintage saws. In addition to the miraculous saw machine, Roy’s collection […]

Carving Spoons for Eating with Aaron Sparks

Carrying your own “pocket spoon” is a great way to reduce your plastic consumption. Eating spoons are more difficult than cooking spoons, this class is for advanced beginners to intermediate level carvers. Proper crank and bowl shape is necessary for a pleasing mouthfeel for the user and takes experience and practice. In this class, varied […]

Steam Bending Wood Spatulas with Tom Bartlett of Sylva Spoon (Part 2)

This workshop is split between two sessions on Friday and Sunday.Steam bending greenwood is an ancient realm of woodworking that requires time for drying after steaming, so this is a two part class with one session Friday and another Sunday hopefully after the spatulas have time to dry. The first class will include preparing billets, […]