|the end is dipped in latex paint and the rest is coated with food safe oil|
Luckily, I would be guided in this mission by the friendly folks from the Ontario Wood Carver’s Association (http://www.ontariowoodcarvers.com) and accompanied by Karen who, with her previous sculpture experience and all around natural artistic ability, promised not to make fun of me (her fingers must have been crossed :) ).
www.torontotoollibrary.com) at the Danforth location.
We were greeted by Alyssa and Bill of the OWCA and met our fellow intrepid wood carving amateurs. After some instruction from Bill (which felt like taking instruction from the Wayne Gretzky of woodcarving), we were given our tools and free reign to start carving away.
|the various stages of the spoon with different options for handles|
|starting to carve out the bowl|
|bowl rugged but carved out|
Luckily, there weren’t any serious injuries and everyone enjoyed a very peaceful, meditative day. New friends were made and everyone walked out with their own hand crafted creation.
|turn it to the other side and round out the rest|
|Karen finished early so she got to get her hands on another project!!|
The event cost $25.00 and you are provided with all the tools you need (plus tasty treats). Everyone can, and should carve a wooden spoon and it’s a great thing to share in a group activity. It is also the perfect first thing to try and carve since there is very clear direction and definite steps that must be taken, but there is room for some creativity as well.