Spoon carving.

Spoon carving with Jon Mac.
A blog following my journey in the world of bushcraft, spoon carving and kuksa carving. Home of the JonMac MiniMac carving knife.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

The project...

A few weeks ago I was asked by two local chaps ( Alan and Dave ) if I could teach them some spoon making techniques.
We organised a day when we were all free and met up in the garden...

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We had a very productive day making spoons and eating sausages cooked on an open fire...
Some weeks later Nikki popped round and asked if I could make a large Kuksa for her husband Dan. It would soon be his birthday.
It needed to be big enough for his morning porridge. 
I said it wouldn't be a problem...
Nikki wanted me to carve a 'JonMac' style Kuksa with the distinct beaver tail...

In the meantime Nikki had asked Alan if he would make some porridge spoons to match the Kuksa...
Alan has come on leaps and bounds since his course with me a few weeks ago...

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I think between us we have done a great job...

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I'm sure  Dan will enjoy his early morning Porridge...

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Well done Alan, a splendid job...

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Enjoy...J

Monday, 1 August 2011

Alan and Daves spoon carving work...

A few weeks ago Alan and Dave took a spoon carving and knife sharpening lesson with me.
Here is Alan with one of his first Kuksa...

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And close up...

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A small Kuksa made from Laburnum...

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And a selection...

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 He is improving at a great rate....

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I think I'll have to 'Up my game'...

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 Here is Dave with his first Kuksa...

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 And a beautiful spoon...

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And some of his more recent work...

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I think these are very good...

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I think you'll all agree they have both done some fabulous work...
Enjoy...J