Woody The Wood Spirit was carved by our woodcrafter, Paul Black. He used Lime Wood as his chosen material keeping the bark on the edge to depict the binding of a book! This project was time consuming but a worthwhile investment for his dear friend, who finished her Doctorate at University in 2013.
This was a massive undertaking and the first of its kind for Paul! His vision was to create a Wood Spirit in such a way that it was to looks if it was forming out of a book cover. He was unsure If he would have the required skills or determination to succeed in carving Woody however; he slowly with determination carried on carving and the outcome speaks for itself…Success!
On deciding his design, Paul explained that he wanted to carve a large book style design that looks as if it was pulled out from the trunk of a Lime Tree, (his friend's favourite tree) This is why he kept the thick strip of the bark on the edge, to illustrate a "Bound Book" style finish. His finished work looks even more impressive in the flesh!
We can offer woodcarving projects as an Activity Package aimed at an appropriate age range who understand the importance of personal and group safety!
Carving your first Wooden Spoon out of a small log inspires many and it is infectious too! Many progress on to carve Kuska Mugs and/or Bowls. We have the necessary equipment and skills to work closely with a sensibly sized group who have the emotional intelligence to apply their skills to learning this ancient craft!
The Longbow: CEO Paul Black learned how to craft items out of green wood resources on many courses he attended at Woodcraft School. Here under instruction he made a Longbow. "Learning how to carve takes patience, dexterity and a degree of discipline. Safety is paramount and good tool maintenance is essential. We are able to offer sessions or the whole package learning the progressive skills to enable you to craft beautiful creations out of green wood resources".
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Paul Black CEO of Sneaky Fox Outdoors was trained by John Rhyder's Woodcraft School, who are based in West Sussex. We highly recommend Woodcraft School for their outstanding quality courses and their positive contribution to the Natural World...