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Greenwood Carving on a Spoon Mule/Shave Horse

Michigan Folk School Campus, 7734 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105
16 years and over
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Course dates

  • Sat, 7 Oct '23   9am – 4pm EDT - done
  • Sun, 8 Oct '23   9am – 4pm EDT - done


While there are several workshops that build a shave horse/spoon mule, there are very few courses that teach you how to properly use this invaluable tool. Sloyd greenwood artisan Dawson Moore takes students on a two-day journey that uncovers why a spoon mule is so useful when working on common greenwood forms like spoons, spatulas, spreaders, and chopsticks. Similar to a shave horse, a spoon mule applies clamping pressure to your piece when you apply foot pressure, leaving both your hands-free for powerful, efficient tools, like a drawknife or hook knife. Students in this course will learn to use the spoon mule effectively and efficiently. Each student will spend their time working on supplied spoon mules and perfecting a few pieces over the two-day course. If you have been wanting to relieve some of the strain of hand carving or to produce products more efficiently, this class is for you.



Single w/Supply Fee

Course ticket - for all 2 dates.
1 available


Michigan Folk School Campus
7734 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor MI 48105