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, 22 March 2011

This years first Birch Syrup...

The first Birch syrup of the season...



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ENJOY...J

Sunday, 20 March 2011

The Birch sap is rising here on Dartmoor...Spring has arrived.


The Birch sap is rising here on Dartmoor.
 I have selected my tree and pushed the blade of my MaChris into the bark.
You can see the sap drip from the hilt. 
This indicates the sap is rising...


I then drill a hole and drive a Hazel spial into it...
I have shaped the spial as an open ended trough...


The short film shows the sap dripping into one of my Birch Kuksa...

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 I carefully hang one of my old surplus water bladders over the end, and catch the sap for use later in the year when the Elderflower is blooming. Sarah makes the most wonderful cordial from the flowers.
I may boil some down for syrup depending on the yield...


Happy Days...J