Course Overview:

The goal of this course is to flatten that initial learning curve so that students will have the information needed to jump right in!   The course itself covers safe use of the equipment and required PPE, what is out there for equipment and comparison of the different types. The Myriad of different bits, and where to find them, their different uses, and the types of materials best suited for each bit. Then learn to carve a small barn owl, a tiki or wood spirit or class choice.

This course will explain what finishes to apply, burning, stain, urethanes, water-based vs oil based, interior exterior. Mixing turpentine with oil-based finishes to get deeper wood penetration.  Different oils and wax finishes.

“My daughter and I just took the wood carving workshop with Lee.

It was amazing, so fabulous!   We carved, laughed and carved some more.

Excellent teaching, excellent opportunity.   Highly recommend this workshop.

As a result, we are going to sign up for all your courses”!

Susan and Ashley Gotfried

Level of Proficiency:

Beginners and beginners with some knowledge.

Number of Students

Minimum 2, Maximum 5

What to Bring

A bag lunch. Coffee and Tea will be provided.

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

  1. One N 35 dust masks (Single use per student.)
  2. Pair of Gloves, fairly tight fitting to allow for dexterity,
  3. Safety Glasses need to be enclosed and make contact to face 360 degrees.

If the student does not have this PPE, then it can be provided for $30.


The tools and wood will be provided for use during the course at no additional cost.


The Instructor’s shop in Peachland.

Course Details

Hours: 10 am -3 pm. One 30-minute break.

Tuition: $130 per student.

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