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Bowl Carving with Axe, Adze and Gouge

Course Overview

Make the wood chips fly! This course is for students ready to stand at the chopping block and learn to use classic wooden bowl-carving hand tools – the adze, axe, gouge and push knife. During this class, topics including selection of wood stock, elements of bowl design, strategies for hand-hewing, use of sharpening skills, and techniques for finishing will be explored. Students start with a birch log and end with a spectacular bowl (or two!) with graceful lines and smooth surfaces. The shape and style of the bowl connects directly to how the tools themselves function – the classic hand-crafted lines echo the Scandinavian bowl carving tradition that reaches back hundreds of years.


Fri, Feb 9th, 2018  –  Sun, Feb 11th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 16+
Registration Cost: $270.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Fri, Dec 22nd, 2017
Includes materials fee of $15.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

soft leaded pencil
eye protection (available for purchase @ North House School Store)
gloves (leather or carving for those with tender hands. Carving gloves are available for purchase @ NH)

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.

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* Early-Bird rate in effect until Fri, Dec 22nd, 2017
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