Wooden Knife & Spatula Course

Presented by Hank Tyler

We have the great pleasure in offering a two day course on carving wooden knives and spatulas.

You will learn how to make practical wooden kitchen utensils for your own use. Knife and spatula design will be discussed. Examples of different designs will be shown in class. A Nicholson #49 rasp will be the main tool used to carve knives and spatulas. Students can select cherry wood or walnut wood for making their knives and spatulas. Students will have the option of purchasing a Nicholson rasp for $47 so they can continue to create more kitchenware on their own. (Experience in woodworking is not necessary.)

The main woodcarving topics to be covered are:
Learning to read wood’s grain pattern
Design considerations
Design of your wooden knife and spatula
Use of chisels to rough out knives and spatulas
Use of rasp to shape knives and spatulas
Blade thickness
Finishing with food safe Walnut Oil

Tools used will include chisels, rasps, grinders, scrapper and sandpaper. Much of the carving will be done by using Nicholson #49 rasp. Tyler is a hands on instructor and will guide and assist each student individually.

Hank Tyler’s woodworking is internationally recognized. His bird sculptures are in the permanent collections of two wildlife art museums in America and the United Kingdom. Photographs of Tyler’s wood sculptures have appeared in ‘Fine Woodworking Magazine’. In 2015 he helped co-organize Arts4Nature in Nepal to benefit national park conservation. He is in the process of moving to Melbourne from the US to live near his son and family. Please visit Hank’s website: www.hanktylersculptor.com

Hank Tyler

$440_(Inclusive of GST)_
All materials included

10:00am to 5:00pm
Sat 25th & Sun 26th March 2017

2 consecutive days

Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking.
14 Cottage St, Blackburn.

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