Spoon carving.

Spoon carving with Jon Mac.
A blog following my journey in the world of bushcraft, spoon carving and kuksa carving. Home of the JonMac MiniMac 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

See what else we get up to at...
 http://hennockhouse.blogspot.com/

Ideford Arts Show....Ashburton Devon...

The Ideford Art Group set up there work in Ashburton on the evening of the 9th April.
We invited some friends and family along for the opening.
The occasion was well attended and many good contacts were made.
I of course took my spoons along, and spent a happy weekend demonstrating carving techniques to visitors and customers alike.

We made good use of the display training that Cally had given us...




The show included some splendid glass work...




Some fine work by Olly Lucas...
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Some fine photography by Jan Lunn...




Our good friend Bryan Dunford ....
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Also some very special work from Robin Clutterbuck...




A local photographer Jane Ashton, full of colour...


And some very fine and detailed railway work from Paul Freestone...
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And last but not least...
Angie..


Thank you to all who came over to see us and we will see you soon at Topsham...
Enjoy...