Sharp Tools Workshop- Half Price!

IOL Approved course with Dave Watson

Your mentors

OxonBucksBerks local FSA group

Dave Watson

Sarah Lawfull

Organisation links
Location address: Abingdon, OX14 4QT
Chosen age group:

Ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Sharp Tools Workshop £70 per session
Next date: None - Register your interest
A summary
Sharp Tools workshop – approved by IOL A fantastic opportunity to join top bushcraft educator Dave Watson for a Sharp Tools Workshop at half the usual price! This collaboration between Where the Fruit is and FSA Oxon, Bucks & Berks Local Group is a once in a lifetime chance to gain invaluable experience with sharp tools in the beautiful purpose built Wood School building at Sylva. During the day you will: * Explore creative techniques with knives and saws * Learn the properties of different woods. * Choose the right knife for a specific person, task, or material. * Consider different techniques for a range of age groups/abilities. * Make a variety of products to test your new skills The day will be both indoors and out, so please wear appropriate clothing for the weather and bring some lunch. Dave is also running an Advanced Skills Day on Using Natural Materials Creatively on Friday 9th February. This will be a great day of understanding how incredibly versatile many of our natural materials are. You will learn how to secure a tarp properly with natural ties and bindings. Create efffective pot hangers of various different designs and discover natural tinders for firelighting, along with some games and decorations. Please go to the Where the Fruit is website to book and boost your skills portfolio!
About your mentors
OxonBucksBerks local FSA group
FSA group for the three counties
A local group supporting each other through shared experiences and training for the benefit of local forest school leaders.
Dave Watson
Founder of Woodland Survival Crafts
Woodland Survival Crafts was established in 1995 by Dave Watson, following a 10 year career in outdoor activity centres. Initially, Woodland Survival Crafts was set up to provide adult education and schools’ programmes at a variety of outdoor centres in Shropshire and Worcestershire. It became clear very early on that bushcraft was a tool which excited and inspired everyone. It is an excellent tool to teach life skills, environmental education, and history as well as being a perfect basis in which to impart sound spiritual lessons. By 2001, Dave, was being used increasingly to provide services for teenagers and young adults, especially those with low academic ability. Dave has spent a great deal of time developing programmes for young people; especially those who struggle with more conventional education, and has regularly witnessed dramatic and outstanding results.
Sarah Lawfull
Transformation through nature connection
We help leaders and change makers rediscover their purpose and realise their potential by training and coaching in and through nature. Our FSA-endorsed trainers work alongside FSA Recognised Providers and the local FSA-affiliated group, building an effective learning community to nurture and encourage our trainees.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Explore creative techniques with knives and saws
Aim 3
Choose the right knife for a specific person, task, or material.
Aim 5
Make a variety of products to test your new skills
Aim 2
Learn the properties of different woods.
Aim 4
Consider different techniques for a range of age groups/abilities
Pricing information
Ticket nameSharp Tools Workshop
Where we'll be
Sylva Wood School, Little Wittenham Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QT
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit
Smoke Detector

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Cancellation Policy
No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.