Now today spatula has been sanded and is now soaking up oil in the kitchen to protect it. On some of my spatulas there is axe marks which are slightly too deep to sand out but I suppose this ads character and shows that they are handmade. #bushcraft#survival
Well there's one photo missing on my phone I took one of this spatula I have just carved today when it was rough carved with the axe but that photos missing so here's the one where it has been smoothed out with the knife. #bushcraft#survival
I’ve been waiting to take the string of this little bark-handled spoon to see if the bark has stayed on. The string seems to help the bark warp with the wood as it dries and it’s less likely to fall off. The wood is alder. #spooncarving#handmade
It's a long way up there and something I've learnt from years of experience is a branch may look small up in the tree but once it is cut and it comes crashing down they can be twice the size of what you thought they was when they was up in the tree. #bushcraft#survival
Natural fire lighting resource nown in the UK as fatwood and in America as my maya wood it's shavings are good for lighting with a Ferro rod and it's also good kindling to start your fire. #bushcraft#survival
If you look closely at the last picture I posted you would have seen this lovely little bee it looks like he must have been busy collecting pollen yesterday and then he froze overnight as it dropped cold but later on when the sun came out he was gone. #bushcraft#survival
I got to work erley this morning so I quickly made another spatula at dinner time I also made another one which was tricky because it had a bad knot in the wood and with people interested in what I was doing and talking to me I forgot to photograph it. But I'll show you once it's finished in oil. #bushcraft#survival
New spoon, new fun The handle will look like a snake. It’s half wand, half spoon. Can’t wait to show you the result. But I cannot finish it today. My hands hurt a bit. But I will finish it this weekend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #slöjd#sloyd
The amazing carver @jmullaney33 calls this type of treen a ‘tucker bowl’, a great name, but I wanted my own name as mine will respectfully differ from Johns. So I call this a ‘Gluutmuug’. 😊 #alderwood#greenwoodcarving
It wasn’t easy to agree to displaying my spoons and other items at my local library. I don’t feel worthy, but here’s why I did it.... . 1: My 93 year old wood mentor asked me to, and it made him really really happy when I said yes, but only if he was my curator. 2: Incorporating “how to carve” books and explanations into the displays, I introduced folks (especially women and children) to the art and the idea that they could do it too.... and I really hope they do. 3: Making displays was just as much fun ...
What a fantastic tool, this @kalthoffaxes axe is absolutely stunning, forged with care and beautifully finished. I used it to carve those three maple eating spoons and I am very impressed! Thanks again Julia for your hard work and this incredible carving axe!
Well I haven’t been posting much but I have still been carving. Here’s a new server with a few extra details. By taking a breaks from markets recently I’ve been able to focus on technique a bit more than speed and output. Feel like I’ve turned a corner recently with a couple small break throughs in my process which have improved my finished spoons. I’ll have a few coffee scoops finished soon that I believe are the best I’ve ever carved. . . . . . #spooncarver#spooncarving
Look at this wooden cherrytree spoon 🥄 • • Wenn es notwendig ist auf Holz🌲🌲🌲🌲zu klopfen, stellst du fest, dass die Welt aus Beton und Stahl 🌆gebaut ist🤔🤔🤔 • • • • 💚💚💚Woodworker of passion 💚💚💚 • • • #woodenspoon#woodspoon
Fun employment day 5 - finished the shave horse. Time to carve. Thanks, @tim.manney for the design and inspiration. It’s modular so we can swap parts as they break. I’m going to add a little swing arm in the back for bowl carving or for someone to ride bitch and lean on it while carving happens on the other end. Maybe a dog seat. #greenwoodcarving#greenwoodworking
Well it’s official! Along with my brother and a friend of mine in town, we’ve started the Appleton Carver’s Club. Unfortunately my brother was unable to make tonight’s meeting, but Kevin and I still got some carving done along with sharing knowledge with one another. Really excited to be interacting with other carvers to learn more about the craft. We’ll be tentatively holding meets every other Thursday from 6:30pm-9pm. If you’re in the Appleton,WI area, swing on by and make some chips! . . . . #carving#carvingclub
Made these spoons the other day, yesterday a picture fell off the wall and landed in the bowl where I keep my spoons. Cracked the end of the one in the 2nd picture, and split it. I pulled it apart to see how thin it was, probably too thin in this case. #spoons4life#unique
Flashback - This is the fist burn bowl that I made using live coals from a fire and a piece of bamboo to focus and control the air movement. I mad this about 19 years ago. I think it’s time to finish it! #woodcarving#woodworking
Right and left handed single bevel knife arrived today from the brilliant Japanese knife maker Tomio Imaru. You need two when you only one bevelled side. Thank you so much Tomio. #singlebevelledknife#japan
Stork cooking spoons from this afternoon. I love carving these so much. Let's talk about time. So I generally allocate an hour for these, but so much depends on the particulars; if a fatal flaw leaves you scrabbling to save something or ultimately wasting your time; how thin you made the blank with the axe; if I used the drawknife to dress the handle and back of the bowl to reduce the heavy lifting; how focused i was when carving; and finally, not least, how good i am at just stopping at some point. The longest of these took an ...
Dark Beauties. I always have a pencil handy when I’m carving but didn’t bother using it for the details on this one - Just went straight in with the knife marks. So either I’m getting lazy or else I’m learning to trust myself. Building self-trust, and its flip side: Becoming trustworthy, are a big part of the learning process, it seems to me. I certainly turned a corner when I stopped stabbing myself in the hand on a daily basis.🤪 #whittling#woodcarving ...
Etsy is stocked with this week's pieces. I've been immersed in carving lately, and much quieter than usual. On here and in life. Wonderful things are happening though and it's all good. An introvert must retreat and refresh. Eric starts a week vacation today. No solid plans, but a greenhouse window and some thrifting will happen. . . . #woodenspoons#handcarved
Something a little different. I'm not a fan of football, or most sports really, but I have friends that are. One of them requested I try and carve a pendant in the shape of their teams mascot, so here is the start of the attempt. It's proving to be an enjoyable piece, with the new (to me) challenge of trying to replicate an image as opposed to simply taking inspiration and doing my own thing. Can any football fans recognise this one so far?? . . #woodcarving#woodcarver ...
Para los mangos elegí Aromo (Acacia dealbata) en los extremos y Jacarandá (Jacaranda mimosifolia) en el medio. Toda la madera que usé fue recuperada de podas ♻️ Para pegar las partes apliqué pegamento epoxico, y para darles forma utilicé serruchos japoneses 🇯🇵 y un cuchillo para tallar 🇸🇪 ⠀ ⠀ For the handles I chose Aromo (Acacia dealbata) in the ends and Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia) in the middle. All the wood that I used was recovered from prunings ♻️ To glue the parts together I applied epoxy glue, and to shape them I utilized Japanese saws 🇯🇵 and a carving ...
Third time's a charm. The first attempt at carving this shape turned into a smaller spoon when I lopped off one side of the bowl, the second became a little dish. This success is 31cm of spalted birch for cooking or serving. . #woodenspoon#spooncarving