Joseph Jude Brien circa 2017

Carve a Wooden Spoon

Introduction to Whittling and Coal Burning




Learn how to work with steel and fire

to fashion a useful wooden spoon

for eating and cooking.


Participants are instructed in the safe and proper use of a whittling knife as well as in the technique of “coal burning” or using an ember from the campfire to char and hollow out the scoop of the spoon. This technique can also be used for fashioning bowls and dugout canoes.


Each student is provided with a basswood spoon “blank”, a properly sharpened carving knife and finishing supplies.


We generally cook a pot of soup on the camp fire and eat it when our new spoons are complete.


WORKSHOP TITLE:

SPOON CARVING, WHITTLE A SPOON


PARTICIPANTS:

AGES 10 AND UP - YOUNGER KIDS MAY BE ELIGIBLE WITH PARENTAL PRESENCE AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR


CAPACITY:

UP TO TWENTY PEOPLE


LENGTH OF WORKSHOP:

FIVE TO SIX HOURS


REQUIREMENTS:

OUTDOOR SETTING SUITABLE FOR PORTABLE FIRE PIT. CHAIRS/SHELTER


PROVIDED BY LOST ART:

EXPERT INSTRUCTION, PORTABLE FIRE PIT, COOKING GEAR FOR SOUP, ALL TOOLS AND MATERIALS FOR UP TO TWENTY SPOONS


FEES:

$ 400.00 AND UP PER WORKSHOP.

 

SPOON CARVING