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Wood Carving: Hair Forks    NEW!

Class Overview

Whittling is a simple and fun hobby that many people enjoy all over the world. In this hands-on class, learn how to carve your own one-of-a-kind hair fork or a similar object! 

Learn how to use the tools safely and select wood for your project. Gain skills in making basic cuts and using proper whittling techniques. You will also learn how to sharpen and hone your tools to keep them razor-sharp. If you’ve taken carving classes with us before, this will be an opportunity to hone your skills on another project. 

A hair fork is a practical and beautiful device for people with long hair. It requires more delicate techniques so it's great practice. You can also make wooden jewelry or figurines, if you prefer, and gain the same skills. 

Discover a new hobby, develop handy skills, and meet other crafty folks in this rewarding class! No previous whittling experience required.


Supplies Needed

Please bring these items to class:

  • Whittler’s detail knife / sharpen carving knife (recommended: KN13 Flexcut knife)
  • Thumb guard and cut-resistant gloves
  • Pencil
  • Optional: Leather honing strop with polishing compound (recommended: BeaverCraft Leather Honing Strop with Polishing Compound LS2P1SR41 3”x 8” double-sided


Learning Objectives

  • Obtain knowledge of whittling
  • Understand how to use carving tools
  • Carve safely and with confidence
  • Be familiar with how to select wood depending on the project
  • Make basic cuts and techniques
  • Understand how to sharpen the tools


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