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.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Skills

spoon carving
Jon will teach you the basic principles of wood carving and give you time to practise your new skills. You will be shown how to safely use a knife to shape wood. You will be able to use a straight and hooked blade.

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Jon will also teach you how to use an axe to cut out waste wood and you will have the opportunity to use two different types of axe so that you begin to understand the differences between axe types and their relative uses.

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Most importantly Jon will show you how to sharpen and maintain a knife and axe blade. You will be able to practise this key skill many times during the course!


green wood spoon carving