Wednesday, 10 July 2019

KuksaCamp. A brief overview.



We've been busy here at Spoon Camp.
The sun has been shining and we've had a steady stream of wonderful students.
We will be striking camp the week after next when we'll be moving up to Scotland and the Scottish Crannog Centre.
I will be available for spoon carving courses at the Crannog on the 29th 30th 31st July 1st August and the 6th August. Contact the Crannog or email me at jonmacbookings@gmail.com to secure your place. 

A one day spooncarving course will cost £80 per day.

See you there... J


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Pete gets acquainted with Kuksa carving.

Sarah and I will be back in the Shire and available for courses around the 1st September.
Drop me a line at jonmacbookings@gmail.com with your available dates and we'll make sure to adapt a course to your liking. 

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Jon Mac demonstrates a spot of chip carving.

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Rebornferal (Martin) carves at Spoon Camp.

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Martin (rebornferal) starts his knife work.
A photograph Martin took of my working knives.
Top to bottom.
My MiniMac carver.
My Typhoon Bushcraft knife.
A utility/splitting knife.
My favourite camp knife and food prep knife, the Macro.
And finally, the Grandfather MaChris bushcraft/carver.

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Jon Mac's carving and camp knives.

 This wee lightweight Axe made by James Wood was a pleasure to use.
Go visit his web site to find his stock line.

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Jon Mac using a James Wood Axe.

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Spoon/Kuksa Camp.


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Lunch at KuksaCamp.

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Jon Mac hollows out a Kuksa at KuksaCamp.

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Martin chip carves his new Kuksa.

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Nic Westermann detail knife.
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Jon Mac's stock at Spoon Camp.
 Linda came all the way from New Zealand.
She's an accomplished beginner and thoroughly enjoyed her course. 
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Linda and I stop for a brew.

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Splitting with a froe.

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Hollowing out a Kuksa with a hook knife.

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I've gone and snapped my beetle.

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Peter hard at it.
 Martin is a skilled Bushcrafter who goes by the monica ( rebornferel ) on Instagram.
What an enthusiastic young man !
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Martin gets in close whilst finishing his Kuksa.
 Martin took a photograph of my very first Kuksa alongside my latest.
I think I'm making positive strides.



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My first and latest Kuksa.
 Peter is a Forest School instructor and decided to spend longer with me than he originally planned.
We carved Kuksa and spoon, we also touched on the sharpening aspect of carving.
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Jon Mac and Peter discuss Kuksa shapes.
 Our Tentipi and Canvas Camp shelter here in the Shire.
We try and make the orchard as welcoming as possible.
We can accommodate a small group of camping carvers here. We'll even lend you our older tipi.
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 Mish and Derek.
What fun characters these two were.
We have two new friends .
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Mish and Derek show off their newly carved spoons.

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Mish and Derek with Jon Mac.

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Martin hard at work.
Don't forget to email me if you wish to learn more about spoon and Kuksa carving.
Enjoy... J



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KuksaCamp. A brief overview.

We've been busy here at Spoon Camp. The sun has been shining and we've had a steady stream of wonderful students. We will b...