I haven't posted on here for too long but I thought I would post some pics of a recent spoon that I have made.
Its made from Cherry and its the last in a batch from the same wood. The decoration on the handle is a design that I have been working on and its chip carved and kolrosed with coffee...
I ran a spoon carving course yesterday and I thought that I would share with you a few pics from the day.
It was a great day and I was impressed with the level of skill that was achieved by someone with no carving experience.
I love teaching and seeing students get better and seeing good axe...
A couple of photos of some recent work I have made.
Spoon made from Cherry, oiled with flax seed oil and chip carved detail.
And a Kuksa that I have just finished, made from Alder oiled with flax seed oil and chip carved details
Just getting ready for the spoon carving course at the...
Yesterday I held another spoon carving course, the bad weather meant two folk couldn't make it so that left two.
It was a great day and both students did very well, so well infact I managed to carve a spoon myself.
Todays spoon carving course went very well indeed considering none of the students have ever carved anything before, they produced some great spoons.
Angela showed interest in chip carving so I went through the basics with them, They all enjoyed giving it a go.
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I have been doing alot of chip carving on my spoons recently, these two are from Cherry.
I have been using a chip carving knife by my friend Magnus Sundelin.
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I have seriously neglected my blog of late, I am now making a big effort to catch up on the things that I have been making, I have been making alot of spoons and have been using paint and decorating them with chip carving.
I made myself a new carver, a Bergstrom blade that I got from Brisa, I have quite a bit of Laburnum wood, so I got a nice bit that shows of the heart and sap wood for the handle.
I had a quick go with it this evening and its a great blade, very sharp and keeps a good edge.
I have recently finished this Birch Kuksa, It was very plain so I thought that I would stain it up with a coffee solution and decorate the handle with a simple design.
It gives it that rustic look which I like.
I haven't posted in a while but I have been busy with a few bowls and some small caddy spoons so I thought that I would post some pics.
Caddy spoons three made from Ash one from Birch.
A Willow ladle.
A bowl made from Cedrus atlantica.
A couple of bowls made from Alder.
and a couple...
I finished this rustic Ash stool for my 2 year old daughter tonight.
Rush style weaved seat using 4 ply jute.
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Elizabeth loves it and sat eating her tea on it tonight.
I've not posted on here in a while so I thought that I would show some pics of some recentish work.
Firstly some small sugar spoons from Apple and a spoon from Rhus typhina.
A spoon from Liriodendron tulipifera
The paints were homemade and a bit of an experiment...
I got some really nice Apple wood from work that came from a dead tree so thought that I would make a Kuksa from it.
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Thanks for looking.