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.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Damasteel wedding rings (Chris Grant)

Sarah and I are getting married on the 22 August 2015.
Our great friend Chris Grant made our rings from Vinland Damasteel.
Thank you so much for this great gift Chris.
Well, pretty much everything is in place, we're looking forward to seeing our friends on the day.


Thank you all for following my blog over the years and for your ongoing support and friendship.
We thought you might enjoy the rings, Chris even managed to make a knife from the remaining billet.

Jon Mac and Sarah.
Aug 2015.

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.