After many years experience of using and selling specialist green woodworking and carving tools I thought it would be great to add some tool reviews to the site. From modern tools such as tenon cutters which are great for chair making through to traditional Swedish made carving tools there is a whole range from good to really good. So as soon as the workshop is up and running I will start a series of reviews. Below are a pair of great spoon knives from Svante Djarv.
Theres quite alot to do but it is a great location with a beautiful view across the fields. The bees are out on warm days and the sheep will be arriving in the field next door soon.
Courses at Woodland Workshops, Suffolk
Our new course list is finally up, we have a great range of courses from rustic chair making, spooncarving, bench making through to willow weaving and clay oven making. Please see the course page for details and dates.
Short 3 hour taster sessions are occasionally available including sharpening sessions. Please phone or email for details. A simple vegetarian lunch is included in the fee as well as plenty of tea and coffee. Please note that no dogs are allowed on site at. Plenty of accommodation is available locally.
07732 799 072 firstname.lastname@example.org
I have just finished cutting the willow on my patch and it is a mix of some rather ugly but useful biomass willow and a really great basketry willow. A lovely lime green bark and very pliable. While I was cutting I found a birds nest from last year nestled in among the stems of an older coppice stool.
We had a great day carving spoons from some very fresh birch and cherry. People had a chance to try a range of spoon knives, my favourite is still the Hans Karlsson spoonknife.
Opening soon a new greenwood workshop in North Suffolk. Look out for the course list which will be uploaded soon. Courses will include spooncarving, chairmaking, willow weaving and rustic work along with a few extras such as clay bread oven making.