Tamarack Outdoors
 
Kuksa Carving Course

Join Mike Rushton for a day of relaxing carving within Tamarack Outdoors as he takes you through the intricacies of creating this  beautiful cup traditionally carved from Birch and used for centuries by the Sami people of Scandinavia.
 
Saturday 28th January 2017 - COURSE FULL
Saturday 11th March 2017


Mike Rushton has spent many months both living and working with the Sami people of Northern Sweden and holds them in high regard for the teachings they have given him. On the course he will discuss the way they live today, the traditions they hold dear and their life revolving around the Reindeer.


Content
 - Safe use of cutting tools, knife, saw and crook knife
 - Reading the wood
 - Kuksa design
 - Carving techniques with knife and crook knife
 - Finishing and sealing the Kuksa

Instructions
 - Meet at Tamarack Outdoors at 09:00 on the Saturday, the course will finish around 16:30.
 - For directions and a map follow the link to the Our Shop page.

Additional Information
Maximum amount of students: 12
There is a minimum age limit of 16 for this course. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

A full list of recommended equipment * for this course can be found on the Course Kit List.

* Please ensure all your cutting tools are fit for purpose, safe to use, well maintained and are razor sharp. This will greatly improve the ease and efficiency of your carving.

Price: £25.00 - the price includes tuition and hot & cold drinks. The course does not include food or transport.

Brief Itinerary
After meeting at Tamarack Outdoors we will spend the day in store mastering the techniques required to create a beautiful Kuksa that you will be able to use for years to come.

Due to the nature of the course being a fairly heavy day of carving you may not complete your Kuksa in the time. However, on the course you will be taught all the aspects of carving, from choosing a piece of wood to completing the finished Kuksa.

If you don't finish your Kuksa on the course you will have the tools and knowledge to finish it in your own time.

Interested ?



To be added to the reserve list or for more information on this event contact the Tamarack Team on 01995 601011 or email at 
sales@tamarackoutdoors.co.uk


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What do I need to bring ?
General Equipment
You will need food and snacks for the duration of the course, a carving or Mora type knife and a crook knife.

A full list of recommended equipment for this course can be found on the Course Kit List.

Q: Do I get a discount on any equipment I need for the course ?
Yes, all course participants get a 15% discount on all products purchased at Tamarack for the course.

Q: What about first aid and anyone having an accident ?
All Tamarack staff are trained and qualified in first aid, with a full comprehensive first aid kit on site. Risk assessments and emergency procedures are in place for any eventuality.

Q: What about insurance ?
Tamarack hold the relevant insurance to carry out this type of activity. However, it would be an advantage to all students to have their own travel insurance.

Q: What happens now that I have booked and paid for a course ?
After you have booked and paid to attend one of our courses you will find all the information you will need within the FAQ or the relevant course page you have booked on. Here you will find dates, timings, meeting point, what kit and food provision you need etc.

One Day Courses -
If you have booked on a one day course you will be contacted firstly by telephone one to two weeks prior to the course. If a message has to be left we follow this up with an email. The reason for contacting you is to ensure you are still able to attend and that if you have any further questions or queries regarding the course we can sort this out.

Multiple Day Courses -
If you have booked on a multiple day course you will be contacted firstly by telephone  two months then again one month  prior to the course. If a message has to be left we follow this up with an email. The reason for contacting you is to ensure you are still able to attend and that if you have any further questions or queries regarding the course we can sort this out.

YOU WILL NOT BE SENT THROUGH THE POST PAPER JOINING INSTRUCTIONS, ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED IS ON OUR WEBSITE.

Q: If I have booked and paid for a course and I need to cancel, do I get my money back ?
If you need to cancel a course at any point you can either turn the course fee into a credit note in our store or request a refund at any point. However, a refund or credit note is not available if you don't attend and request a refund after the course date.

If you cannot attend prior to the course, please let us know as soon as possible as we have a reserve list on every course.

Q: I booked on one of your courses and you have now cancelled it, do I get my money back ?
If Tamarack have to cancel a course for any reason, where practicable the course will be rescheduled. However, you can either turn the course fee into a credit note in our store or request a refund.

 
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