Spoon Carving Workshop with an Axe and Knife

Learn how to carve a spoon using an axe, knife and gouge for new carvers!

6 hours Class size 1 to 10

label $220 - $230 (or 4 payments of $55 - $57.50 Afterpay)
(Earlybird price of $220 applies if you book into a public session 20+ days ahead)

Want to discover the fascinating craft of spoon carving? Join with Eli Beke of Wedge and Edge Woodcraft and learn the basics of sharpening tools, carving with an axe, carving safely with small hand tools in this Melbourne workshop.

In this new carver's workshop, we will be splitting a log of wood into a spoon sized chunk and then working with hand tools such as an axe, a hook knife, a straight carving knife and a gouge. To learn the skills to carve a cooking spoon from a fresh piece of green wood.

You will also learn how to coax the spoon you design from the green timber, chip by chip, with expert teaching from your spoon carving teacher Eli. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and perfect the basics of this craft so that you can go on to carve more!

By the end of this workshop, you will have your own hand-carved cooking spoon ready to take home and use in the kitchen!

Save $10 per guest, when you book 20+ days before a class

Knowledge required
Suitable for both absolute beginners and recently started carvers.
What you'll get
  • The skills and confidence to keep carving greenwood.
  • A cooking-sized spoon that you carved.
What to bring
  • Snacks and a water bottle
  • Closed-toe sensible shoes
  • Sensible work clothes
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or hens party.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


20 Murray Rd, Coburg North VIC (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

Spoon Carving Workshop with an Axe and Knife location
Your teacher
Eli Beke
Eli Beke
(Wedge and Edge Woodcraft)

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Eli Beke makes his work to be compelling and comfortable; in its form to the eye, practicable in use as touched by a hand and to enrich the life of whomsoever it may belong to.

Influenced by Swedish and Japanese carved household objects, a self-taught Craftsman, Beke works mainly in wood and metals; combining wood carving, modern metal fabrication and timber joinery techniques.

Beke’s previous work as an electrical engineer gives him a practicable lens into creating beautiful and functional objects, and his extensive travels by bicycle across Asia in his 20's left a lasting impact on his craft.

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