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Maker Series: Spoon Carving

Al Miller will teach first time beginner students how to carve and decorate wooden spoons that can be used as an eating or cooking utensil. The class instruction will focus on the safe way to use hand and machine tools. The decorating and finishing of the spoons will be included.

Teaching methods include; showing samples of different types of spoons and butter/jam spreaders (wood knives), group instruction, individual help and how to sharpen tools.

All tools and equipment are provided for student use by the teacher. 2 spoon blanks and 1 butter/jam spreader are also included, as is a pack of 1/4 sheets of sandpaper. Extra wood blanks and power carving sand paper can be purchased from the teacher.

Friday, April 12th – Sunday, April 14th | 9-5pm | $200

Class size is limited to 6. This workshop will sell out.

Class cost is $200 for the 3 day class. A $50.00 deposit is required to hold a place for you.

Send the deposit to:
Al Miller
59 Nick Road
Middlebury, Ct.

The Kaffestugan (Scandinavian Cafe) will be open Saturday, from 11-3, for open faced sandwiches and pastries, but please bring a lunch and water for other days.

Al Miller is a retired Industrial Arts teacher who specialized in woodworking and furniture construction. He received Connecticut’s Celebration of Excellence award for his innovative teaching style and has been teaching carving to adults for the past 14 years at the Woodworkers Club, Norwalk, CT. Al started carving in 1989 and has studied in Norway and in the United States at Fletcher Farms and at “Vesterheim” (the Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa) under numerous old world masters (Hans Sandom, Rolf Sogge, Knut Arnensen, Arve Mosand, kuut Arnesen, Alf Stronen, Otar Flaton, Rolf Taraldset and others). Al has won competition ribbons with his carvings in local and national competitions. He received his BS teaching degree from Oswego (NYSUCO), his MS from Central Connecticut State University and has taken 33 credits on the post gradate level.