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.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Knife Sharpening With Jon Mac Part 1 and 2



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Sunday, 26 December 2010

Seasons Greetings...


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Seasons greetings to all our friends in blogland.
I would like to take this opportunity in the quiet time just before the new year starts, to say a big thank you to all  who have read this blog and given support over the year.
We have been a little quiet with our posts recently, mainly due to the cold weather we are experiencing and the large dump of snow we had last week...

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Sarah and I have been snowed in for a couple of days here and there recently, due to ice and snow. We have had to make a few walking trips into the nearest town to re supply with victuals. We live on a long ridge here in Devon, and all other civilization is down long, and in this weather, treacherous hills, treacherous in our little car anyway...

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So Sarah and I have had to rely on shanks's pony...

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The 4x4 and tractor is king in this type of weather...

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None of this stopped us making our annual trip to Bottor Rock Farm though...

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Where Sarah and I bought our tree...

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It is now nice and snug and covered in decorations in our lounge...

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Dolly the Chicken has moved into the kitchen, and is now sleeping by the range, so I have taken the opportunity to make a lighthearted study of her...

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I used the final piece of Birch bur that Chris Grant helped me remove from a tree in Scotland when I visited last Autumn...

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Carving this bought back good memories...

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The hovel seems to be holding up well...

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String making time is still a long way away though...


The snow should be gone soon and I am looking forward to some of my friends coming up to stay.
Hopefully I will finally be able to write a long promised piece with my friend Keith from the local Mountain Rescue Team, and I will be nipping into the woods with a new hammock soon, lots of nice photos and a few knotty tips...

Until then have a 'Cool Yule' and a Happy New Year...
ENJOY...