An Introduction to Whittling - Crawley (01/08/2020) Saturday, 1st August 2020 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tutor: Tom Simpson
Go with the grain! Experienced woodworking tutor Tom Simpson introduces a new course for our 2020 adult education programme.
On this beginners course you will spend a day in the woods immersed in the ancient art of whittling. We will learn which types of wood can be used and how to go with the grain to plan a whittling project and bring new life to a simple stick. For many people the practice of whittling is not just creative but also very relaxing and calming.
You will learn which tools work for you; choosing the right knife for you and your project, how to keep it sharp and whittle safely.
We will cover all the techniques required to bring your piece to life from splitting and rough shaping to detailed whittling using push, pull and stop cuts.
There will be examples to inspire your designs, from an ornamental owl to a classic walking stick, the flexibility and creative possibility of whittling will allow you to make something unique to you.