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Woodworking Class: Introduction to Green Woodworking with Mike Cundall (3 Days)

Woodworking Class: Introduction to Green Woodworking with Mike Cundall (3 Days)

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Join Mike Cundall for a three day introduction to green woodworking class! Students will  learn the fundamentals of woodworking with freshly cut "green" wood, and how to use an axe, a hatchet, a carving knife, a froe & mallet, a shaving horse, and other tools for carving wooden spoons & bowls. Students will learn to harvest their lumber from the forest behind our school, and will go home with a log wood chopping block, a wooden bowl, and a wooden spoon or spreader! Please carefully read all details below before registering for this class. 


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Full Description

Join Mike Cundall for a three day green woodworking crash course! Over the three days, students will learn to use many different green woodworking hand tools, like an axe, a hatchet, a carving knife, a froe & mallet, a shaving horse, a spoon knife, a carving gouge, a spokeshave, and more. They'll use those tools to march out into the forest behind the school and harvest their own bowl & spoon blanks from fallen tulip poplar trees.

The class begins with making a chopping block out of a log, progresses to carving a wooden bowl, and finishes with carving a wooden spoon. Each section will focus on proper green wood selection, layout, stock preparation, and the safe and efficient use of the green woodworking tools. Most students should go home with a choping block, a wooden bowl, and a wooden spoon or spreader.

Stuents will learn the process of drying their wooden bowl and spoon when they return home, and the final finishing touches to make them ready for implementing in their home kitchens!

Class Syllabus

DAY 1: Students will learn about and try out the different green woodworking hand tools, and go out into the forest to cut their own lumber for their wooden bowl and wooden spoon. Students will work on making their chopping block.

DAY 2: Students will learn how to carve a wooden bowl, and will spend the day using various tools to split their wood, and turn it into a wooden bowl.

DAY 3: Students will finish up their bowl carving, and transition into carving a spoon or spreader.

Meet your Instructor

Read about this instructor on our page: "Meet the Instructors".

Materials Fee & Required Tools

T.B.D. but probably around $20-$40.

Class Policies, Liability Waiver, & Cancellations

No students under 18 years of age are allowed. A PDF document with the full class policies and a liability waiver will be available after you register. All students are required to sign this document, and bring it on the first day of class.

Anyone can cancel a class up to 3 weeks prior to the class for a full refund (minus a $45 fee that covers credit card processing fees and administrative work). Cancellations under three weeks before a class begins will be given a refund (less $45) if we can find someone else to fill the slot. If we have to cancel a class for an unforeseen emergency, inclement weather, instructor illness/injury, or low number of registrations, a full refund will be given to students. We encourage students to not book non-refundable flights, car rentals, or lodging in case of these cancelations.

Student Tool Discounts

After you’ve registered for a class, you are eligible for a discount from Lee Valley (Veritas) and Taylor Toolworks. Lee Valley offers a 15% discount, and a discount form PDF will be available for download in your Wood and Shop dashboard after your purchase. For a 10% discount from Taylor Toolworks fill out this form and upload a photo or screenshot of your class order email (under the “Student ID” section). The discounts may not be available after the end of the class, so try to place your orders before then.

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