Whittling and Woodcraft


During this Whittling and Woodcraft course you will:

  • Learn safe and effective tool use of knives and saws
  • Identify specific trees and understand how they can be used
  • Harvest / forage resources for your carving projects
  • Be introduced to specific carving techniques
  • Whittle a spoon and other useful utensils to take home

Course information:

  • Location:  Little Chalfont
  • Start and end times: 10:00 – 16:00
  • Course size: Just 4 participants!
  • Age range: 18+
  • Includes: Use of tools; bushcraft knife, laplander saw, mora wood carver and Ben Orford crook knife, with refreshments and lunch cooked over the campfire!


During this Whittling and Woodcraft course, you will learn carving techniques and ultimately create a spoon and other useful objects to take home. You will be guided along the woodland trail, where you will learn to identify specific trees and understand which are good for these projects.

Working in this lovely woodland setting, centred around a campfire, you will spend the day learning to create a range of wooden utensils, the centre piece being a spoon. Whether you would like a dessert, serving or salad spoon, the choice and creativity will be all yours – David will be there to guide you throughout the day.

Wood carved selection of utensils
Projects carved on the Whittling and Woodcraft course

We’ll be covering the safe and effective use of a Bushcraft knife and saw, the principal tools needed to make the craft items, then you’ll be of into the woods to be shown how to gather and harvest the materials you need.

Throughout the day, you will be introduced to new techniques and provided with tips and guidance.

The kettle will be on the go, gently boiling over the campfire, so you will be able to stop for coffee and teas throughout the day. We will also be stopping for a light lunch cooked over the campfire.

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