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, 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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