Spoon carving.

Spoon carving with Jon Mac.
A blog following my journey into the world of bushcraft, spoon carving and kuksa carving.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Hugginn and Muninn...Laburnum Shawl Pins...



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I've been busy making more tuning pegs for Ben's larger Ngombi harp. He can now play happily without the harp de-tuning...
Once that job was finished I wanted to explore the possibilities of using little Hugginn and Muninn on a couple of shawl pins. 
The Saxon spoon I made some weeks ago with little Munninn sat on the end, was received very well, and stirred a lot of interest in people...

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And Sarah has finally finished her shawl.  
I had previously carved her a pin that looks a little like Odin.
Which gave me an idea...

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Hugginn and Muninn.

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Munnin...

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Hugginn...

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I have carved these two pins from a billet of Laburnum. 
An incredibly hard and beautiful wood.

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 Coffee coloured on one side and cream on the other...

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 I used a flame to blacken one of them...

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 And left the other one natural in colour...

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I started carving the first pin using a MaChris made from 01 steel and found that the 01 is a little fragile for this tough wood.
The result was micro sized chips on the cutting edge. 
So I bought out the big guns...A MaChris carving knife made from Silver Steel.
(  BS-1407 ) 
This hard steel coped with the Laburnum without a murmur...

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One of these may be travelling up the road in a few days...

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 I'm not sure if I will have to post them or whether they will make the journey under their own steam...

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I've also been finishing of  a basket of Kuksa blanks...

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 And I have also made myself a new spoon from a nice piece of Apple...

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This one is staying in my kitchen...

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Well...I have to get working on putting sharp edges on my knives and Axes as I have a couple of chaps arriving at the end of the week for a Kuksa carving course. I am thoroughly looking forward to introducing another couple of people to the carving/Bushcraft world...

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Happy Days...
Enjoy...J

2 comments:

  1. Most excellent! Love those Thought and Memory pins:)
    PMZ

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  2. Fantastic! I love the pattern on the last spoon!

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