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Woodcarving Introduction

Tutor: Percy Boyes & Wally Kleber

This course is designed for people with no experience in woodcarving, but with an interest in trying something new. The initial tutoring will focus on the safe use of a sharp carving knife, using several methods of cutting the wood. You will be tutored on understanding the grain of timeber and how that effects your carving style. The tutor will also explain the difference ebtween 'hardwood' and 'softwood' and which wood species are easier to carve - it is not as obvious as you may think.

Tutors will provide the following materials:

Optional materials students may bring to class:

The course will give students practical experience in:

NB: Four term of enrolment in this course required before moving into the Woodcarving Advanced class.

Special notes:
The classroom we use at Trinity School for Seniors is quite suitable for the sort of woodcarving we teach. It is not set up as a workshop and we do not have woodworking benches. For this reason we make the following restrictions:

  1. We don't use carving tools that normally require the use of a mallet.
  2. We do not have the facilities to use any wood vice or other mechanical devices normally used to hold larger projects.
  3. Generally, power tools will not be used. An exception may be made for the use of small battery powered tools such as the Dremel.
  4. The size of projects is limited. The piece must fit in the workspace available to each student.
Suitable for: Beginners

Level 1, Trinity Arcade, 72 St George's Tce, Perth WA 6000

Phone: 08 9483 1333