Maple cooker

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Mar 2, 2009
This maple spoon is still super green but worked this up today. This morning it was a part of the log it's sitting on. Only used 3 tools my roselli axe for most of the work knife pictured and my deepwoodsventures spoon knife


Robson Valley

Full Member
Nov 24, 2014
McBride, BC
I said, in another thread, that there is a wealth of carving talent in BCUK.
Thank you for offering real support in my claim. Very nice spoon, as well.
I knew I was correct.

The real deal is that you all have to mess with this, trial and error.
Don't fall in love with it and don't imagine that #1 will be gallery grade, OK?
After all. .. . . you do have a camp fire in front of you, yes?
You do know where all crippled spoons go to die, yes?

After 70 spoons, I was quite good at it.
10 big wood carvings?
3 die
3 become the living dead
3 look nice
1 is really what I had hoped for.

Breathe in, breathe out, move on.

Robson Valley

Full Member
Nov 24, 2014
McBride, BC
Many wood carvings here in the PacNW are stood up, outdoors. Totem/House poles, Story poles and Mortuary poles and other large carvings.
If they fall over for any reason, they are left where they lie, never to be stood up again. Never. I have those, outside, to look at.
Haida, Tlingit and Kwakwaka'wakw tell me that carvings which don't make it to the outside,
are burned to spread their spirits around. I can't think of a better explanation so I do that, too.