Wild Wood Whittling Course at The Husbandry School
Liddy Ball, Bickington, Devon, TQ12 6NZ
This is a beginner’s class: no experience in using wood, knives or axes is necessary. This is a good introduction to working with green wood and becoming comfortable with edge tools, and it will enable you to work on your own at home. Minimum age for this course is 16.
During the day you will learn how to take small wood from the wood or hedgerow, and how to make this into small, useful objects, or puzzles and toys. You will use hand saws, axes, knives and drills. No power tools will be used. Tuition will be given in how to use the tools safely and efficiently, as well as advice on how to sharpen them. The emphasis will be on using simple everyday tools to make interesting, useful, everyday stuff.
You can learn to make some of the following: coat hooks from branches, flying propellers, arrow-through-washer puzzles, wooden gypsy flowers, and spatulas. It might not be possible to make everything on this list owing to time constraints, but if you do not, you will probably see someone else making it.
For prices, to book or to find out more visit: husbandry.co.uk/product/wild-wood-whittling