Wood Chips & Wooden Spoons: Woodturners One Day Experience

Make a functional wooden spoon with your own two hands as you learn the technique of the spokeshave & gouge. You’ll be beaming with pride after your introduction to the fine art (& addictive hobby!) of woodcarving.

About this experience

  • Spend the day in our authentic woodworking shop as you create your very own piece of history.

  • Learn introductory woodturning techniques and safe handling from our skilled heritage artisan

  • Experience the thrill of a sharp spokeshave & gouge slicing through a piece of local hardwood as your spoon takes shape.

  • Complimentary day pass included to enjoy the rest of Sherbrooke Village Museum while you are here.

It’s hard not to fall in love with the aroma of the local, natural wood chips and the sights of the St. Mary’s River outside every window of your studio. Joey Jordan, Heritage Artisan here at Sherbrooke Village gets to do this everyday. He can’t wait to share this nostalgic working environment with you. Step back in time and learn to make a wooden spoon the traditional way with techniques that still work today! Joey brings history to life by sharing generations of his family’s woodworking traditions. Not only will you leave with an introduction to woodcarving, you will be bringing your own handmade family heirloom home with you today!

Dates: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday’s- July 3 - Aug 28,2022 from 10:00-4pm. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance

Price: $125 per person (+HST). All tools are provided for use during the program; all materials are provided

Cancellation policy: Cancellations made less than 3 days prior are non-refundable. Participants will be notified 48 hours in advance if experience is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Good to know: Program will take place rain or shine. Please check in at the Visitor Reception Centre by 9:45am to get directions to your workshop. Space is limited to 4 participants per day. Please be advised you will be working with very sharp tools. Ages 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call 1-902-522-2400 or Toll Free 1-888-743-7845

We will be following all COVID-19 restrictions.

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