May 27, 2019 - May 31, 2019
200 Battery Way, building 304
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Green Woodworking: Carving Spoons and Shrink Pots
Monday, May 27, 2019
In this course participants will receive full immersion into carving greenwood with hand tools. You will learn to use a slojd knife, an axe, and other tools, to make chopsticks, butter spreaders, cutting boards, coat hooks from limbs, salt spoons, eating spoons, and other cooking utensils. You will also learn to make canisters using the shrink box technique as well as small cups and bowls. We'll explore decoration techniques including chip carving, kolrosing, painting, and oil finishing. During this five-day session there will be ample time for discussions, demonstrations and guided practice sessions. Topics covered will include acquiring and caring for tools, refining knife and axe technique, understanding wood and grain, exploring the many facets of good design, as well as splitting and cutting theory. Enjoy a week in the woodshop immersed in the many possibilities of GREEN WOOD.