Advanced Cup Making 25-26th June


advanced cup carving

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Already have some carving skills but want to push yourself to the next level?  Then this is the course for you!

On this course you will learn how to make a super thin-walled end-grain coffee cup.  Strong, flexible and light these cups are the most pleasing cups to drink from but to make one we must push the use of wood to the boundaries. We will be focusing on honing your tool usage to get a perfect tooled finish. You will also learn how to mix and apply chalk paint to your cup to get some unique effects.

Skills learned

  • Shaping an end-grain cup
  • Detailed axe work
  • How to use the Twca cam  and spoon knife to hollow out an end-grain cup
  • Using chalk paint
  • Getting a tooled finish on your cup….no sand paper!

Tools used

  • Carving axe
  • Saw
  • Carving knife
  • Twca cam
  • Spoon gouge
  • Mallet
  • Drill
  • Paint brush

As much freshly made coffee or tea as you can take are included in the course cost.  At the end of the day there will be a chance to buy some of the tools you have used if you like.

All materials and tools are supplied. Though we never expect mishaps, Wooden Tom is First Aid trained and holds full Public Liability Insurance.

All courses are held in beautiful oak woodlands on the Inshriach estate, just outside of Aviemore. For more information on location and surroundings, click here.

For cancellations you need to give one months notice or no refund will be given.

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