In this two-day workshop, you will learn the processes and equipment required to make your own high-quality carving tools.

The workshop will cover the making of Sloyd Knives. This is one of the knives required for Spoon Carving and other general carving by hand.

On day one, we will forge out the blades using a gas forge, hammer and anvil. Once the blades are successfully forged they will be heat treated and hardened. The blades will then be tempered while we move on to making timber handles for the knives.

Day two will be spent grinding and sharpening the blades. Once completed, the knives will be glued into their new handles and oiled to finish the timber.

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