Spoon carving from a Bushcraft perspective with Jon Mac...
I am a spoon carver who lives and works on Dartmoor in Devon.
I carve spoons and Kuksa from green wood, using the three principal bushcraft tools. The knife, Axe and hook knife. I find spoon carving gives me a greater understanding of these tools as I can demonstrate a precision of craft in the finished spoon. I have developed my own spoon carving knife 'The MaChris' which is made by 'Chris Grant' a fantastically talented bladesmith.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Spoon carving a new Endicotts Army Surplus web site.

Spoon carving a new Endicotts web site ?
Well, not entirely true, however, the SpoonCarvingFirstSteps company camera and mobile studio has been working overtime to get Kevin Endicotts new web site and web shop up and running.
For those of you who do not know about Endicotts Army Surplus it is the Westcountries premier army surplus store. 
Infact I'd be prepared to say it's the countries best !

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I have been using Endicotts store for over 25 years now buying and testing all manner of equipment that I have used with Mountain Rescue and my more personal escapades.

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Kevin Endicott launched his new site over the weekend.
It is jam packed with very well priced equipment which you can now purchase on line with a click of your mouse.
Kevin and I will be starting part two of the product shoot covering clothing and larger equipment very soon.
The LBM has been very helpful....

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Whilst the Moose Man has been looking after my boots.
I think they need a bit of a polish.... ?

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Kevin has managed to procure some brand new unused/unissued stock.

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He also has plenty of the old favourites.

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If you nip over to his web site you'll find some bargains, special offers and a nifty competition.

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So either march down to his shop.
Endicotts
2 West St,
Exeter,
EX1 1BA
01392 433331

Or place your order on line via the brand spanking new web site and virtual reality shop.


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Great equipment for your adventures...
Jon Mac.



Sunday, 28 June 2015

MaChris sales move to a new home at Workshop Heaven.


Due to an increase in demand for our MaChris line of knives
Chris Grant and I have passed over the sales and orders to our good friend and colleague
Matthew Platt
of 

Nip on over to Matthews web site and sign up for his news letter.
He will inform you of availability and price via a regular email.


The MaChris Bushcraft/Carving knife.

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Design :- Jon Mac.
Crafted by :- Chris Grant.



The MaChris bushcraft/carver has been in production for five years now.
It is a superbly crafted knife designed for maximum comfort and minimum maintainance.
A fast knife in the hand, this knife will allow the user to undertake the simplest or most demanding carving work.
The MaChris bushcraft/carver is made using 52100 bearing steel.
This steel is extremely tough and will not chip or fold even in the hardest of wood.
The super keen cutting edge can be easily serviced on a good quality Japanese water stone.

The MaChris bushcraft/carver has a Scandinavian grind which is ideal for carving or skinning.
The fine tip will allow a tight turn when tackling internal curves.
The handle has been ergonomically designed to give a high degree of comfort during long periods of use.
The handle design will enable the carver to deliver maximum power in both forward and reversed grips.

The overall dimensions of the MaChris bushcraft/carver are.
Length :- 230 mm.
Spine width :- 3 mm.



The MiniMac carving knife.

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Design :- Jon Mac.
Crafted by :- Chris Grant.



The MiniMac carving knife is made using 52100 bearing steel.
The MiniMac carving knife is a smaller version of our MaChris bushcraft/carver.
This smaller knife is an ideal size for more delicate, refined carving work.

Again, the handle design will enable the carver to undergo long carving sessions with little fatigue.
The blade is mounted to the handle via a pin tang.

A light fast knife with a fine tip useful for tight internal curves and chip carving decoration.

The overall dimensions of the MiniMac are.

Length :- 200 mm.
Spine width :- 2.75 mm.

The MaChris EVO.

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Design :- Jon Mac.
Crafted by : Chris Grant.




The MaChris EVO is brand new from MaChris Design.
This particular model is a prototype made in a very resilient and tough stainless steel.
CPM 154.
The handle profile is very similar to the MaChris bushcraft/carver giving the user a high degree of comfort and speed whilst at camp.
The handle scales are stabilised Caledonian bog oak some thousands of years old.
(stabilisation by Crandart knives)
This is a flat grind bushcraft/camp knife designed for some tough use.
The spine is a full 6mm tapering down to nothing at the cutting edge.
The design will allow the user to batten some reasonably large wood for the camp fire whilst also being delicate enough for use in the camp kitchen.

The overall dimensions of the MaChris EVO are.
Length :- 250mm.
Spine width :- 6mm.

At the moment we are testing a prototype and if all goes to plan we will make the EVO available toward the end of 2015 beginning of 2016.
I will keep you informed of it's progress.

I would like to convey our thanks to our present customers and we extend a welcome to our new MaChris knife owners.

Yours.

Jon Mac.

©MaChris Design.