Having met in the morning, you’ll be welcomed into the classroom in the woods, and after refreshments you’ll ease into the day. Daniel will begin by sharing his knowledge of the tools of the trade, how to maintain them and how to sharpen them.
He will teach you about different varieties of wood, their characters and their suitable applications in woodwork. Then the main demonstration will begin. Here Daniel will saw out a section of timber and gradually turn it into a functional item before your very eyes. He’ll work swiftly but his crystal clear explanations and regular pauses will allow you to follow suit and maximise the amount of time available for you to work on your project. Throughout his career Daniel has accumulated an impressive collection of carved objects which he’ll display on the day. You’ll certainly not be short for inspiration!
As your item becomes close to the finished dimensions and you can go no further with either axe or knife, Daniel will teach you how best to finish and embellish your project.