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.
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
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.
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 😊
Sugar Maple Pocket Spoon - kolrosing and chip carving 🍁
Two carved bowls oiled up ready for the Elvaston Woodland fair this weekend.
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
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.
Sugar maple eating spoon 🍁
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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.