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Ash bow. 66" NtN. 52#@28 " shelf cut close to centre. Bottom limb is smooth and free of lumps bumps or knots; as they're all on the top limb.
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Sunday morning has become an off day from working out for @nomadwolf360 and me. Unless I’m sick, I wake up at the same time, so the new Sunday morning ritual has become watching the sun rise, drinking tea from a kuksa carved by @alex_yerks and working on my own carving. Decided my kuksa was “finished” this morning, and started on a spoon ☕️ 🥄 . #sundaymorning #sundaymorningvibes #sundaymorningritual #birch #kuksa #kuksacup #woodencup #wood #woodcarving #woodcraft #handmade #handcrafted #sloyd #theartofslowliving #hygge #hyggelife #newwoodculture #soscandinavian #sunrise
Here’s the scoop. Sunday Scoopin’ with Banksia from @bvanluyt . Used my @craftlabknives mocutaugan pair for the first time on these. Great way to spend a bit of time.👍
X marks the @von_trott habit picked up from teaching by Pete. Most of the time now I 🛑. Thanks Pete see you at #spoonjam
Foraging some cherry windfalls! I love this stuff. This wood is destined for salad servers and other larger cooking spoons, perhaps some radial ladles out of largest pieces too. #slöjd #sloyd #greenwoodworking #spooncarving #realcraft #woodenspoon #woodworker #spoon #whittling #newwoodculture
Was so excited and nervous today that I actually forgot to take a picture of me and my stall today. Took these pictures yesterday when I was helping to prepare the market and the last stall you see to the left behind the tree was mine. Did much better than I ever imagined. Visby is not a large town and this is a school autumn market. Very tired, but quite happy. Came home with less than I started out with and the determination to do this market again next year even though it was terrifying. . . . . . . #spoon #spooncarving #carving #crafts #whittling #woodenspoon #newwoodculture #greenwood #greenwoodworking #sloyd #oneofakind #handmade #handcrafted #servingspoon #cookingspoon #woodenbowl #ladle #twigspoon #slöjd
Tornados hit my area last evening and knocked out the power for nearly the entire city. My first thoughts? Making sure my pregnant wife was safe and that we had enough food for her belly. Another thought that crossed my mind was that there would be a lot of broken tree limbs laying around. And there are. This is apple wood 🍎
Picked up this little gem from @jmullaney33 at the Derbyshire Woodland Festival today. I know there is a constant debate about pricing of craft product but his spoons are a bargain at twice the price. I can't wait to make some great food with it.
Just a bit of sanding to be done on this grumpy little gnome I finished last week. I'm currently trying my hand at all sorts of forms, and again as a first finished attempt I'm happy with how this one turned out (even if he doesn't seem to be of the same mind!). . . #woodcarving #woodcarver  #greenwoodcarving   #carving #handmade #handcarved #handcraft #bespoke #whittle #whittling #woodart #woodlovers #woodcraft #woodcrafts #woodcarvingproject #woodwork #wooden #folkart #wood #craft #grumpy #gnome #axeandknife #handtools #slojd #newwoodculture #maker #foragedwood
I had a wonderful chat with some of my favourite people, @dan.lawrence.uk. and @humble_wood at #spoonfest2018 about the beauty of natural surfaces and tool marks. It popped back into my head this week and this cherry serving spoon was born, axemarks and bark adorned. #spooncarving #woodenspoon #spoon #knifefinished #greenwoodworking #woodworking #woodwork #greenwoodwork #wood #foodie #kitchen #makersmovement #newwoodculture #sloyd #slöjd #treen #realcraft #handcarved #craft #woodcraft #bushcraft #coopercarvings
Let me share a photographic journey of Jonnie @fifewoodturner as he creates his first ash splint basket - it is a truly mighty fine journey and one that I hope he continues to explore...
Some lovely ash split baskets made by my talented students over the course of the last two days - such a pleasure to be sharing this process with interested folk 😊
Oiled, waxed and almost ready for use :) I found the tree this came from, and while I still don't know the species, I'm sure now it isn't cherry. Any tree experts out there?? Swipe along to see, apologies for the poor photo. . . #woodcarving #woodcarver  #greenwoodcarving   #carving #handmade #handcarved #handcraft #bespoke #whittle #whittling #woodart #woodlovers #woodcraft #woodcrafts #woodcarvingproject #woodwork #wooden #spoon #scoop #woodenspoon #wood #craft #axeandknife #handtools #slojd #newwoodculture #maker #foragedwood  #tree
Sugar Maple Pocket Spoon - kolrosing and chip carving 🍁
Two carved bowls oiled up ready for the Elvaston Woodland fair this weekend.
An end grain cup made from beech. The outside was turned on a spindle lathe, the inside a bowl, both foot powered. #greenwoodworking #woodworking #polelathe #endgraincup #handtools #handmade #sustainabledesign #offgrid #cherrywoodproject #organic #sustainabledesign #makersgonnamake #newwoodculture #madeingloucestershire
Long handled scoop I finished yesterday, just awaiting a bit of mineral oil and beeswax :) It comes from the same branch I made my little liqueur cup from, so again I can't be sure if it's cherry or another species. Originally I planned to give it a simple curved and rounded handle, but I was encouraged to challenge myself and try for something a bit more considered. I haven't completed many spoons at this stage, but I am pleased with the first attempt at this design. . . #woodcarving #woodcarver  #greenwoodcarving   #carving #handmade #handcarved #handcraft #bespoke #whittle #whittling #woodart #woodlovers #woodcraft #woodcrafts #woodcarvingproject #woodwork #wooden #spoon #woodenspoon #wood #craft #carvelondon #axeandknife #handtools #slojd #newwoodculture #maker #foragedwood
Our nearest independent decorative supplies shop Kaleidescope is closing down due to retirement. So whilst in Porthmadog earlier we picked up a couple of items in their half price sale. The building will see new use. But it is another independent shop disappearing... The way of the modern world.. On the bright side I'm all stocked up with @briwaxinternational and #rustinsdanishoil . . . . . . . #briwax #danishoil #retirementsale #porthmadog #wales #gwynedd #closingdownsale
The spoon mule is taking shape too. #spoonmule #spoon #newwoodculture #sacredtreespirit
I am calling it a "Spoon dog", it has evolved . The cam grips the timber and the harder you pull the tighter it grips. #sacredtreespirit #spoon #spoonmule #spoondog #spooncarving #greenwoodworking #woodland #woodlandcrafts #newwoodculture #makersgonnamake #makingstuff
I finished carving this little spirit/liqueur cup a little while back from an interesting branch I found. I think it might be cherry, but I'm honestly not sure, I just love the grain on this (especially how it pops after an oil and beeswax treatment!). It was a fun experiment and good learning experience, I will certainly be trying more of these in the future :) . . #woodcarving #woodcarver  #greenwoodcarving   #carving #handmade #handcarved #handcraft #bespoke #whittle #whittling #woodart #woodlovers #woodcraft #woodcrafts #woodcarvingproject #woodwork #wooden #woodencup #wood #craft #axeandknife #handtools #slojd #newwoodculture #maker #foragedwood
Maple pocket spoon. This pattern was a little tricky but I’m happy with the end result.
I’m so pleased to bring you the next series of photos of work by Lieuwe Jongsma @liviuscrafts. Lieuwe is a crazy talented guy who is passionate about green woodworking. This is a gorgeous eating spoon made from cherry wood. Check his IG (these photos are reposts) for sooo many more beautiful objects he’s made. Lieuwe spent some time talking with me last week, and I’m working now on a blog post about him and his work. More photos the next few days. 🖤 Enjoy! #greenwoodworking #spooncarving #slowliving
All manner of wooden bowls being turned in Jay’s Marquee, Saturday at #thebowlgathering2018 #woodenbowl #polelathe #polelatheturning #greenwoodworking #newwoodculture
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A little bowl in Lime/Linden/whatever you call tilia spp. in your country. Very soft, I usually prefer wood that's a bit tougher. What I did like was the contrast I could get between the deep brown outside surface and the paler inside. The colour on the outside of due to rapid oxidation that occurs in the fresh wood. This is carved off with the finishing cuts. The outside surface is hewn, so no finishing cuts.
Last of my bowls to be finished before Saturday. My fifth bowl is made of aspen and the first to be hollowed out with my adze. Here you can view it with a layer of oil and some scorching. I tried to take a few pictures to show that it's rather asymmetrical. Thank you for watching and have a beautiful week! . . . . . . #spoon #spooncarving #carving #crafts #whittling #woodenspoon #newwoodculture #greenwood #greenwoodworking #sloyd #oneofakind #handmade #handcrafted #servingspoon #cookingspoon #woodenbowl #ladle #twigspoon #slöjd
The storm clouds cleared and I was able to spend some time sanding this giant tealight holder for @nickytea1000 . . . . . #newwoodculture #madebyhand #madeinsnowdonia #madeinwales #makersmovement #wales #carmel #stormali #cymru
Sugar maple eating spoon 🍁
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RIBBED All the best things are 😜
Looking forward to heading home tomorrow and walking with my team in my favorite woods in Sheffield (the source of a lot of my spoons). @anchoranddash and @nowthen_beinn
Here is where you will find me on Saturday trying to peddle my wares. I might carve a little as well if I'm not too busy with customers. 😉 . . . . . . #spoon #spooncarving #carving #crafts #whittling #woodenspoon #newwoodculture #greenwood #greenwoodworking #sloyd #oneofakind #handmade #handcrafted #servingspoon #cookingspoon #woodenbowl #ladle #twigspoon #slöjd
Tadaaah! If the method I described in my previous two posts works, you should get something a bit like this. The bottom of the hole in the seat looks a bit like it’s in the arm. #windsorchair #chairmaking #newwoodculture #redwoodchairs #woodworking #woodwork #love #cabin #cabinlife #handmade #polelathe #turning #handtools #shavehorse #milkpaint #handcarved #livingthedream #cottageindustry
So I guess it was just the way this particular blank was carving which caused me to try this. I also saw a really nice one by @dcsandersoninc who gave credit to @reidschwartz. I also saw a Vimeo of @barnthespoon where he sits with Reid and his wife @positively_witchy and they show off some of Reid’s really nice standing spoons and credit is given to @uda_masashi for the inspiration. It’s good to give credit where it is due and all these artists are true masters. I am sure that there have been standing spoons for a long time. Here is my first attempt standing along with the tools which brought it to life. Who would have thought they all stood too!
After the hard holes come the ones that are so easy it feels like cheating. Drill extension goes through tricky hole and said hole keeps the drill in perfect alignment. Just count the turns (25 for this bit) and you get the exact depth and alignment you require. Doddle. #windsorchair #chairmaking #newwoodculture #redwoodchairs #woodworking #woodwork #love #cabin #cabinlife #handmade #polelathe #turning #handtools #shavehorse #milkpaint #handcarved #livingthedream #cottageindustry
Just imagine where the mark is and drill a hole straight at it. One of the things I love about making windsor chairs is that you can learn as much technique as you like but without “feel” you can come a cropper. I’ve seen some fairly elaborate ways to drill through an arm with a visible target, but nothing beats “feel” for efficiency. The idea is to look at the hole, move backwards so that the hole disappears behind your drill, then drill the hole, aiming at the hole in the seat. Simple, right? It’s not that hard, with a bit of practice into some scrap, I promise. Come on a course and I’ll show you. If you can’t do it, I’ll drill them for you and it will be our secret. #windsorchair #chairmaking #newwoodculture #redwoodchairs #woodworking #woodwork #love #cabin #cabinlife #handmade #polelathe #turning #handtools #shavehorse #milkpaint #handcarved #livingthedream #cottageindustry
Hi #instagram , looking for some advice today! I bought these Kent pattern axes from Tools for Self Reliance earlier this year. I really like both of them and value having axes of different weight when I'm teaching. However, they don't hold an edge and the steel feels very soft when sharpening. What's the process of re-tempering a tool?? @nic_westermann @hewnandhone @j.l.burrell_toolmaker @jameswoodmakerofthings @thenowhereforge @adrianrlloyd @owenthomaswoodcraft @barnthespoon @svante.djarv @jarrod__dahl @tom_hepworth @woodtools @robinwoodcraft @seanhellman @karlssontools @blackbearforge @gransforsbruk #greenwoodworking #woodworking #spooncarving #carving #whittling #axes #forging #handtools #handmade #sustainabledesign #makersgonnamake #newwoodculture
DETAIL Some pics of the rim of the spalted sycamore bowl. As I’ve moved largely over to greenwood work (this was still a bit damp when I turned it) I am doing very little finishing on my turned work recently, i.e. no sanding, or the bare minimum with 100g paper, and in this case no oil/wax. Take it as it comes!
My first brew in my first ever kuksa. . . . . . . . . . #kuksa #greenwoodworking #treen #woodculture #artisan #newwoodculture #progress
Fenrir swallows the black sun during Ragnarok - Manitoba Maple eating spoon with kolrosing design
I finished the cooking spoon/ladle thingy that I was chipping away at during my climbing trip to The Old Man of Hoy recently. (@adventuresbydan for more on that) First step away from smaller eating spoons and I really enjoyed but need to work on some finese.
Here are a few pictures of bowl number four with and without apples. Like the three first bowls it's made of Aspen and carved with axe, twca cam, hookknife and knives. I know I'm not getting everything right and perfect, but isn't there something charming with imperfection? . . . . . #spoon #spooncarving #carving #crafts #whittling #woodenspoon #newwoodculture #greenwood #greenwoodworking #sloyd #oneofakind #handmade #handcrafted #servingspoon #cookingspoon #woodenbowl #ladle #twigspoon #slöjd
I've been tinkering with another box. It's always exciting making a concept tangible. You understand more about the functionality and can see further than your original ideas.
'Wood-spirit' axe shaft carving/chip-carved grip. Along with a good knife, and deriving from the stone-age club, the axe is probably the most important tool known to man. #wildwood #swedish #scottish #gransforsbruks #axe #wholesome #woodcraft #woodwork #woodworker #folkart #folk #newwoodculture #greenwood #vegan #healthylifestyle #pyrography #art #wood #whittling #woodcarving #nature #natural #handmade #ethical #craftsman #artisan #trees #madebyhand #forestcraft #organic
Up for offering this fine Monday morning is a collaboration between myself and @chamberswoodcraft Why eat with a wooden spoon with a proper bowl or why purchase a wooden bowl only to eat with a metal spoon?! So we have decided to make it easier for you to obtain both together as a set. Here is a beech bowl turned by Nate and a cherry spoon cared with #axeandknife by myself. The bowl is generous in size and can easily hold enough for two and the spoon is from my latest batch with just the right amount of crank and a bowl that is not too big or too small. This set won't last long, so Dm for details #spooncarving #slöjd #greenwoodworking #bowlturning #handcrafted #newwoodculture
Well that was a lovely Sunday! Bowltastic!!! I really love teaching the Bowl Carving course, it's quite amazing what people can achieve with a bit of guidance. It's a lot to do in a day and a very physical one for most officey folk, but the satisfaction of starting with half a log in the morning and leaving with a functional bowl at the end of the day is immensely satisfying. Thanks for having us @estateoftheartsbristol. At the end of next month I'll be teaching a Spoon Carving course. Details can be found through @thegreenwoodguild or check out the website: www.thegreenwoodguild.com #greenwoodworking #woodworking #bowlcarving #carving #whittling #handtools #handmade #sustainabledesign #makersgonnamake #newwoodculture #bristolwoodwork #bristol #madeinbristol #estateofthearts #thegreenwoodguild
NEW Have been mad busy with day job (including trying to finish my PhD thesis! Nearly there....) and getting a few new turned pieces ready to exhibit this Friday at the St Pats Art Auction, st Pats college in Kilbirnie, WGTN this Friday night! Check it out if you’re around (google Framed st Pats 👍)
But then again if you throw out that thing which is not going so well, you’ll never know for sure what it could have been. This is a Scandinavian style maple pocket eater with a beetle kolrosing design. 🍁🍂
When you see a knot, you should probably just move on to the next blank and throw it in the scrap pile.
Spalted maple cooking spoon featuring #EyeofProvidence . This was a special request from a good friend. As with everything the closer you get the more imperfections you see. With that being said I am very happy with the spoon carve and with the kolrosing, it shows me where I need to improve and practise upon.
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