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 […]

[FREE] Spring Pole Lathe Demonstration with Oliver Pratt (Session #4)

The Pole Lathe is a centuries-old technology that is powered entirely by the craftsperson’s body as they are working. The turner is responsible not only for the control of the tool and shaping of a graceful form but also for powering the turning of the bowl using a kick pedal. This is a very rewarding […]

[FREE] Spring Pole Lathe Demonstration with Oliver Pratt (Session #5)

The Pole Lathe is a centuries-old technology that is powered entirely by the craftsperson’s body as they are working. The turner is responsible not only for the control of the tool and shaping of a graceful form but also for powering the turning of the bowl using a kick pedal. This is a very rewarding […]

[FREE] Chasing Crooks with Mike Cundall

This 90 minute demo will show how to work on a spoon and or a bowl from a crook. Special attention will be paid to riving the crook out so as to yield the best possible spoon or bowl from the crook. Also, we will cover working with the grain and letting the wood/blank’s inherent […]

[FREE] Milk Painting with Emilie Rigby

Milk paint is a natural, non-toxic, and porous paint that is ideal for decorating wooden utensils. This class will explain the science behind milk paint, as well as how to use it. We will explore the myriad of uses and techniques that milk paint allows. You can either bring your own carving to paint, or […]

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, […]

[FREE] Spring Pole Lathe Demonstration with Oliver Pratt (Session #6)

The Pole Lathe is a centuries-old technology that is powered entirely by the craftsperson’s body as they are working. The turner is responsible not only for the control of the tool and shaping of a graceful form but also for powering the turning of the bowl using a kick pedal. This is a very rewarding […]