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VIRTUAL Advanced Spoon Carving (for women + non-binary makers)

  • 21 April 2020
  • 19 May 2020
  • 4 sessions
  • 21 April 2020, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
  • 28 April 2020, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
  • 12 May 2020, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
  • 19 May 2020, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
  • 2237 E 38th Street, Minneapolis MN 55407
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Want to go deeper with spoon carving. Join us for a four week course with Liesl Chatman to focus on the following:

  • spoon design:  bowl shapes, handle shapes, crank profile, getting a bowl thin that feels great in your mouth; strength/durability.  
  • axe work:  starting blanks with cranks/profile not plane view (!), axing out profiles for multiple spoons in one blank, axe body positions, hewing cuts, safety. 
  • straight blade technique:  grips that work for all bodies/low hand strength/old hands; cutting short and long facets; knife design as connected to the cuts you can/can't make (but not crazy edge geometry or sharpening). 
  • Curved blade technique: safety, wood grain, different sweep designs...I have good basswood for practicing. 
  • Finishing cuts and decorative elements:  finials, neck/bowl transitions, facets, underside of bowl, e.g. rat-tails

Taught by Liesl Chatman

Materials fee $10-25 to be paid to instructor.

empowering women & non-binary makers through the art of woodcraft

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Fireweed Community Woodshop (formerly Women's Woodshop) empowers women and non-binary makers through the art of woodcraft.   We offer classes, community events, and more.


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