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.


Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Coffee stained Kuksa...Finished....

Some photographs of the Kuksa I was staining a few days ago...

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Here it is in the staining process...

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This may well end up as a gift...

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Wont be long before the apple harvest...


 Enjoy...J



Measuring spoon...

A newly oiled Laburnum coffee measuring spoon...

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I cant get over the way the oil brings out the beautiful colours...

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Enjoy...J




Sunday, 5 September 2010

The good. The bad. And the ugly...

I've been quite busy this week. I've spent some time trying out new designs for Kuksa and making more coffee spoons. I'm going to be brave and let you have a look at a couple of disasters...
The good. The bad. And the ugly...

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The Kuksa in the foreground is my usual shape, and perhaps the Kuksa top left may have some mileage in it's design, although sadly I included some shake, or cracking, when I cut the billet, so no points there. And the top right is utterly hopeless as it neither looks attractive nor stands up...
It's fair to say that the two pieces at the rear took up a lot of time and effort for nought, but I have learned that it is worth taking the time to experiment, and have fun with this art of ours. I had a good chat with a neighbour of mine today, and one thing that was said that always remains lodged in the memory box is...
'A man who never made a mistake, never made anything'...

Here is a photograph of a new Kuksa being soaked in coffee...

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I will leave it to soak overnight and then let the Kuksa dry out completely, before giving it a light sanding and then a good oiling...

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Eventually it will look like this...

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I should have a little more time this week for a longer blog. All the best for now...J

Enjoy...