with Jojo Wood
July 18-19, 2020
Saturday (9am-5pm) & Sunday (9am-4pm)
Materials Fee: $40
Required Tools: See Below
Total cost is $315; $275 Ticket and $40 Materials Fee. Lunch included. Limited to 12 people.
Located at Lie-Nielsen Toolworks: Route 1, Warren, Maine 04864.
To sign up, click the 'Add to Cart' button above or call: 800-327-2520. Full payment is processed at checkout, including a non-refundable $125 deposit. Students are eligible for a partial refund if a ticket is cancelled more than 30 days from the Workshop. The full ticket price is non-refundable within 30 days of the workshop. In the event that a Workshop needs to be cancelled, we will contact you 30 days before the scheduled date. A shipping address is requested at checkout as a physical ticket will be mailed. For more information call or email us.
Note: For customers unable to take projects with them, shipping charges apply.
Spoon carving is a great hobby, requiring very little space, tools or materials, and is easy to take with you wherever you go. This workshop is a fantastic start to an absorbing and remarkably portable hobby—or perhaps obsession! This class offers students an in-depth introduction to carving spoons by hand, using three simple hand tools - an axe/hatchet, a straight knife, and a curved spoon knife. Starting from a log, students will learn how they can use fresh green wood to produce beautiful and functional woodenware. This skills-focused course will take a thorough look at how to get the most from these three tools, and will also build up techniques throughout the weekend. In addition to taking home the spoons they complete during the weekend, students will also bring with them all of the skills they need to carry on carving at home.
JoJo Wood is a second generation woodworker who has been carving her whole life. Her intuitive approach to the craft makes the most of every last stroke of the knife, and every piece of wood. JoJo is an accomplished spoon carver and teacher, who has travelled the world both learning and teaching her craft. She has also trained in the critically endangered craft of english clog making. Through her work, JoJo aims to inspire more women and young people to get into woodworking, and her teaching emphasizes that technique is always far more important than physical strength.
JoJo is also passionate about how beneficial craft can be for our mental wellbeing, and runs a social enterprise in Birmingham UK, to help bring the positive aspects of creativity to a wider audience. In addition, she runs a tool company with her father, Robin Wood, called Wood Tools.
Below are some of the tools we'll learn about in the class. We encourage you to bring your own tools or buy the required tools when you get here, as there are not enough classroom tools to outfit everyone.
Please do not bring tools in need of repair or major fettling – there will not be time to fully tune them for use during the workshop.
Please keep in mind, the best way to guarantee available tools for the class is to call ahead with an order. Some items on this list may be specific to another toolmaker. Please call us with any questions.
Note: The list below references tools Lie-Nielsen carries, though you are welcome to bring tools from other makers.