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Enjoy a festival, join a fun run, tour an interpretive site, or just make your own celebration with a family picnic or camping trip. Choose from dozens of activities and events throughout the year. You can submit your state park event via email to get it placed on the calendar. The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks and state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit the Discover Pass website.

Fort Worden State Park

  1. Spoon Carving

    May 25, 2019, 9:00 AM - May 26, 2019, 5:00 PM

    Spoon carving is quickly becoming one of the most iconic green woodworking projects in the world today and rightfully so. Folks find themselves seriously addicted to spoon carving, always chasing the perfect design. The subtle curves and fairly strict design requirements make this a great project for both the beginner and the experienced.

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  2. Green Woodworking: Carving Spoons and Shrink Pots

    May 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - May 31, 2019, 5:00 PM

    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.

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  3. Hand Tool Heaven: Joinery Intensive

    May 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - May 31, 2019, 5:00 PM

    This class offers an introduction to the most essential joinery techniques that every woodworker should know. Learn the fundamentals of layout, sawing, and chisel work.

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