Lessons and Teaching


I am Currently Booking Lessons!  Message me through the form on the bottom of this page, or send me an email to book a time.  Look forward to learning with you.



Greenwoodworking and Spoon Carving is a joy to learn, and the skills translate into a range of woodworking disciplines.  So in the interest of spreading the knowledge that I’ve accumulated over my years of practice, I’ve decided to start teaching again this summer at my home shop.  An individual lesson runs about 3 hours and is meant to introduce you to the basics of Greenwoodworking, Knife and Axe Carving Techniques, and many other related subjects.  Or, if you’re a more advanced carver, we can dive into other facets of the craft.

For the total beginner, I will have basic tools in stock for use, purchase, or both.  You may also choose to buy your own tools ahead of time.  After booking, contact me for information on what tools to purchase if you have questions.

For the more advanced student, I’ll ask that you bring your tools (anything you’re using is fine) and some of your work so that we can evaluate it together.

Anyone can benefit from a little instruction, and lessons will be tailored to fit your level of experience or your area of curiosity.

Lessons will cover a range of knife techniques, axe techniques, tools, philosophy/design, and safety.

Bookings will avoid Saturdays and Fridays, with an emphasis on evenings and afternoons, at my home shop.

Rates are on a sliding scale: $45-75.

Group rates for up to three students at a time are also available.

I believe strongly in a trade based economy.  Trades for fine quality goods, services or craftwork will be considered.

To book, send me an email with “Booking a Lesson” in the subject line or something to that end.  Include some potential dates and times that your interested in, if you have a preference, and a little bit about your experience so far.  If you have any other special considerations, let me know as soon as possible.  I Look forward to teaching and learning with you.  See you then.