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, 15 December 2014

A message from Chris Grant/MaChris Design.

A message from Chris Grant.

Just a wee note for the purpose of clarity…
On ‘MaChris’ and ‘MiniMac’ sheaths; As standard, the belt loops are fixed with a screw rivet called a ‘Chicago Screw’ the threads are fixed with superglue and won’t come loose. A ‘D-ring’ is also fitted as standard, many folks find it handy…
I choose to fix it his way, because it is very strong, neat, time efficient and can be removed and replaced easily, if ever desired (ie you decide to remove the ‘D-ring’, or to modify it another way).
MaChris Special Edition, Double Set:
'MaChris Bushcraft Carver' & 'MiniMac'
52100 ball bearing steel blades with stabilized ‘poisoned’ Yew handles.
Design by Jon Mac © 2014

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    Sunday, 7 December 2014

    A study in Beech.

    A study of winter copper Beech.









    I've been sent a nice little portable natural stone by Greenwood Direct.
    It's a double stone, Arkansas one side with Belgian blue the other.
    Just the right size for a pack or pocket.
    It seems to polish up my Westermann axe a treat not to mention my MaChris.
    I'll write it up in the next few days.
    J.