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Spoon Carving for Beginners - Interest List

  • 30 Nov 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom
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Registration is closed

INTEREST LIST - will be a class a bit later

We want to schedule another beginner's spoon carving class now that we've successfully completed the pilot class.  Register to express your interest.


This is a class for beginners to learn the basics of carving spoons.  Everyone will carve a simple shape first, then have options for exploring variations.  The outline is:

- Class goals
- Safety
- Grain Observations
- Tools
- Tool Maintenance
- Carving Techniques
- Prepare the spoon blank with your pencil
- Get Carving
- Scrapers
- Finishes

TOOLS  - Loaner tools are provided, but few are needed and students will be encouraged to invest in their own, before or after the class.  

COVID - The class is online until the pandemic cases dramatically subside.  

TUITION - Pilot class tuition is $15 and is lower than subsequent classes.  

WOOD - Instructor provided, a $5 material fee.  Basswood or Alaska Yellow Cedar will be used.  These need to be picked up a little north of Beaverton, but they can be mailed if postage is reimbursed.

INSTRUCTOR - Al Plasch - Al is a club member in Ventura, CA.  He is past president of their local club and has taught beginners in a variety of settings for years.  Teaching and learning over Zoom is a new experience for many, so be prepared for many successes and a few frustrations. 

For questions, contact Larry Wade, 503-312-7745, lpwade@gmail.com

Address: Oregon Carvers Guild, 3110 NW Linmere Dr, Portland, Oregon 97229
Email: oregoncarvers@gmail.com

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