Intro to Spoon Carving

Saturday, June 8, 11am - 3pm

Presented by Charlie Downs

This hands-on, entry-level workshop will provide participants an immersion into the world of greenwood spoon carving. During the four hour class you'll learn basic knife safety, proper knife grips, and carving techniques, along with thoughts on drying, finishing, and decorating. In the end, you'll walk out with your very own hand carved, edge-finished spoon (almost) ready to stir and/or serve.


Class includes premade spoon blank.

Please bring straight and hook knives. Mora 106, 120, and 162 are recommended. These can be purchased at luckdragon or online. Make sure you indicate handedness when purchasing your hook knife.


Register online or in person prior to the workshop.

Charlie Downs is new to Delhi, NY and is doing his best "my side of the mountain" cosplay on the small farm he and his wife currently inhabit in a drafty old timberframe barn house.

His days are spent designing and coordinating the construction of libraries, elementary schools, and the like. On his off-time he makes things out of wood with traditional hand tools. From timberframe joinery to chopsticks to spoons to coffee scoops. Really any excuse to pick up an axe, chisel, or other edged tool.

(607) 746-2003
updated 06/06/24