spoon whittling course – 1 day

Come along to our spoon whittling course and play with some green wood.

Please do contact us if you have any questions about the course. We have made some changes to our Course Program – please see our Course Update page for more information.

date: 06 July 2024
05 Oct 2024
21 Jun 2025
27 Sep 2025
overview: come along and play with some green wood – this course is aimed at the novice outdoors-man or outdoors-woman, and will cover axe and knife safety, tool selection and instruction in spoon whittling! You will take home a finished spoon. Please indicate at the time of booking whether you are right- or left-handed
start time: 9.30am tea/ introductions for 10am start
lunch: approx 1pm – 2pm
please bring a packed lunch. Hot drinks will be provided.
finish time: approx 4.30pm
cost: £80pp (2024)
£100pp (2025)
tutor: Steve De St Croix
cancellations: we will provide a full refund if you cancel your place more than 14 days in advance of the course start date. Please note that we will be unable to refund your course fee or transfer you to another course if you cancel your place less than 14 days before the start of the course.
what to wear: wear sturdy shoes or boots at all times. Please also wear warm, comfortable clothes that are suitable for the current weather conditions. You may be outside for some of the course.
course size: maximum of 4 participants
what to bring: All tools and materials will be provided, but please feel free to bring along any interesting tools!
how to book: Booking Form
location: Courses and volunteer days are held at Bore Place, between Edenbridge and Sevenoaks, Kent. Bore Place is an environmental and educational charity on a 500 acre organic dairy farm, set in beautiful low weald countryside. Converted farm buildings and a Jacobean Manor House offer accommodation if required, with walks and local pubs to enjoy when you’re not wooding! Directions will be sent to you once you’ve booked on a course and can also be accessed from the Workshop Directions Page.
accommodation:Depending on availability, there are cottages to rent on site for £185 per night (minimum of 2 nights). It is essential that you contact Bore Place in advance to book accommodation. Please call 01732 463255 or email bookings@boreplace.org.
There are also two beautiful yurts and two cosy shepherds huts on site - see Free Range Glamping for more information.
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John Waller, Underwoodsman
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 4 reviews
 by Antony and Em
June spoon whittling

many thanks John - we thought it was an excellent course; useful skills, well taught - spoons are being put to good use!

 by Sue
Spoon whittling

This was a most instructive and enjoyable day and I thought of nothing but my spoon for 6 hours! Perhaps the opportunity to practise with an axe first on a trial piece of wood would have been helpful for we true beginners. Otherwise it was great.

Thank you Sue - I will pass your feedback on!

 by Ian brophy
Spoon whittling

Great course, john is an informative and friendly teacher and the course is just at the right level, an opportunity to do something you wouldnt normally do but definitely doable by anyone attending.

 by David Forster
Spoon Whittling

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. The tuition and supervision were excellent