Spoon carving.

Spoon carving with Jon Mac.
Carve spoons from green wood with your bushcraft edge tools. The knife, Axe and hook knife.
Home of the MaChris MiniMac spoon carving knife.


Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Cuiller de bois Rustique...

Now that spring is here and the countryside is exploding into life I have recently spent some time in the sunshine experimenting with a simple and charming design.
A couple of years ago my good friend Ralph Hantall stayed with us in the village.
He is a spoonmaker with much knowledge of  the history and manufacture of various treen.
On his departure he left me a simple spoon he had made quite quickly with just a hook knife and blade.
Well it occurred to me that this type of spoon would be simple to teach to a beginner...

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As you can see I have left the bark on the top of the handle, one less face to deal with...

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My ever present assistant 'Poppy' was on hand to help...

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A simple little hanger left on the end is a nice touch...
Although if you manage to chop it away...nothing lost...

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The spoon is made from Ash, from my fire wood stack, and is knife finished...

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I have also spent time making a King Sized Kuksa...
Ready to fill with stew or soup...

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Our Maple is in full bloom now and is a welcome sight after a long and chilling winter...

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And it looks like we may have a good fruit year...

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I will at some stage post a step by step on this
Cuiller de bois Rustique...
 ENJOY
J

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