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.


Sunday, 31 October 2010

Alex's paddle...



First I must say a big 'Thank You' to my good friend and computer genius Ross.R. for getting me back on the Web after an imposed absence of a week, with an improved and faster machine...
Earlier in the week a friend asked me if I could make a Canadian paddle for his friends' three year old  son 'Alex'.  
I think Alex likes to try and steal his dad's paddle as they paddle along, so hopefully if he has his own he will be content...
I took the challenge and for my sins John turned up with a plank of pine from a local builders merchant.
I marked out a paddle shape and set about the job with an Axe or two.

jon mac spoon carver

I had to be really careful as the Pine was a little nasty and splitty...

jon mac spoon carver

In the near future I am going to set about the task of making one or two bespoke paddles for friends of mine. They can test them and give me some feedback, so this was a good opportunity for a practice run... 
I wont be using Pine though !...

jon mac spoon carver

jon mac spoon carver

jon mac spoon carver

I used a variety of Axes during the job and eventually settled for the Roselli...

jon mac spoon carver

as its curved shape gave me lots of scope when using it as a hand Axe, cutting the complex curves joining the shaft to the blade....

jon mac spoon carver

Well here's the finished paddle.
I hope Alex can help his father propel their canoe on many adventures...

ENJOY...