July 25th Spoon Carving Basics


July 25th Spoon Carving Basics


Green Woodworking (noun):   the process of carving and shaping wood before it has cured. Greenwood is easy to carve and offers a wide range of possibilities that cured wood does not.

About the Instructor:
Emilie Rigby has been carving green wood and making spoons for 8 years. She has traveled across the country, teaching woodworking and outdoor skills. She landed in Portland, OR in 2017 where she ran a teaching wood shop for a prominent outdoor skills company. With 6 years of teaching experience, she has taught people aged 8 to 80 how to carve spoons. She is a self-professed “crazy spoon lady” because she has made thousands of wooden spoons. Her classes are full of useful tips and tricks, metaphors for life, and terrible (amazing) puns.

What to Bring

  • A notebook and writing utensil

  • Water bottle and snacks

  • Work gloves (optional)

  • Whatever tools you have that you want to talk about (optional)

What to Expect

This 3 hour evening class will be held in our workshop in SE Portland. Specific address and directions will be provided in a confirmation email after successful registration. We will go through the entire process of spoon carving, from log to finished spoon while learning how to safely use a saw, hook knife and straight knife. The class blends demo time and work time in order to maximize learning. We take regular breaks for snacks and show-and-tell. You’ll leave the class with a head full of knowledge and a unique wooden spoon. All materials and tools are included, with the option to purchase tools to take home at the end of class. Puns included at no additional charge.

Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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