“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

Wood Carving Workshop with Alex Finberg

05oct10:30 am4:00 pmWood Carving Workshop with Alex Finberg

Event Details

Learn to carve a wooden spreader with this fun and engaging introduction to whittling and woodcraft.

You will use a simple whittling knife to  carve  a piece of freshly cut hazel wood into a functional and beautiful  spreader which you can use for all your spreading needs – from jam to tahini, vegan spread to peanut butter! 

The course will cover an introduction to using a whittling knife, safe and effective knife carving, carving techniques including the thumb push cut, forehand grip, chest lever grip and reinforced pull cut.

We will look at the raw materials, how to sustainably source wood, look at the merits of green wood carving and cover wood grain and the anatomy of wood and give you all the resources and skills you need to carry on carving at home or in the woods. 

Your tutor for this workshop will be MAKE Southwest member Alex Finberg.


On the Day

All tools and materials will be provided. Please bring an apron and wear old clothes.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. Lunch is not included in the ticket fee so please bring a packed lunch.

On arrival please make your way to the side gate of the Riverside Mill, through the courtyard and up the stone stairs on the side of the building. Please let us know if you require the lift.

Please be aware that you cannot use the Co-op car park for all day parking. The Methodist Church car park and Station Road car park usually have plenty of spaces


View MAKE Southwest’s Cancellation Policy here.


(Wednesday) 10:30 am - 4:00 pm(GMT-11:00)