Spoon Carving Workshop

Learn how to carve a wooden serving spoon


Creative Man

Creative Man

3k
4k+

6 hours Class size 1 to 6

label $200 - $220 or 4 payments of $50 - $55 Afterpay
($220 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $200 for 2+ guests)



Come and spend a Saturday wooden spoon carving and walk away not only with the experience but also a full set of spoon carving tools and a beautiful wooden spoon made with your own hands!

Creating something as fundamentally human as a wooden spoon using simple hand tools is such a satisfying experience.

This guided workshop in Sydney will take you through the process of selecting materials and the relaxing process of making your own wooden spoon. After a safety briefing, you will receive the tools and materials. Then we will spend a few hours slowly carving a spoon and break for lunch before completing the spoon in the afternoon.

What's included in the workshop:
- A set of spoon carving tools (to take home after the class is completed)
- All materials required (spoon blank in wood, sandpaper, food-safe organic wood finish)
- Use of other hand tools, based on your design (a small axe, saw, chopping block, vice, clamps)
- Cut-resistant gloves for limited protection against the tools
- All instructions and support required on the day

How the workshop will run:

The day starts with a safety briefing and then we discuss the process from sourcing sustainable materials to the steps involved in making spoons. From axe work to bowl carving and the whittling of the bowl outline before we finish with hand sanding your spoon and applying your choice of either hemp seed oil or our own CoCoBee mix to your spoon. Both finishes are organic and food safe. You will leave not only with your spoon but with the tools and skills required to continue your journey as a spoonsmith!

The workshop will be held in the back yard of our location in Brookvale, Northern Beaches Sydney. This is an industrial setting outside, under a roof with basic facilities. Lunch break will be from noon to 1 pm and there are several cafes in the area, as well as two craft breweries within a five-minute walk (Nomad Brewery and 4 Pines Brewery) but there will no alcohol permitted until after any sharp tools are put away.

**Note: Please make sure to select correctly either right-handed or left-handed tools, to make sure we have enough of the correct hook blades for your workshop.**


Knowledge Required
Anyone over 16 years old with an interest in making their own spoon, no prior experience is required.

We will be doing some basic axe work, for those selecting to use greenwood. Those selecting to not complete the axe steps or preferring softer material will carve pine which can be worked without the use of an axe.

Anyone able to follow basic safety instructions required to work with sharp tools. Such as only carving while sitting down, carving away from your body and be mindful of the safety guidelines as provided by your instructor who is with you every step of the way.
 
What you'll get
- Hands-on experience in a small group setting.
- Spoon carving tools to bring home, allowing you to continue carving from now on with your new tools and skills.
- You will create your own serving spoon on the day to bring home.
 
What to bring
- A smile and a bottle of water.
- We recommend wearing full-length pants and closed-toe shoes on the day. We will provide fabric "cut resistant" gloves on the day, these offer limited protection against slicing wounds but great care is always required when working with sharp tools.
 
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

Unit 4 - 13-15 Mitchell Road, Brookvale NSW

Your teacher
Creative Man
Creative Man

3k
4k+

Creative workshops on the Northern Beaches in Sydney, in Brookvale! We love hobbies where you make something yourself, and teach workshops in spoon carving, blacksmithing and also how to make your own chef knife on set weekends every month.

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