spoon carving course

Just finished a wonderful spooncarving course. Lovely folk and with 6 of us carving for 3 days and learning new skills and techniques not single drop of blood was spilled of plaster used. I think this North West Coast style feast ladle is one of the nicest things I have had carved on a course and the spoon is a beauty too I think Sophie should be proud of them.

 Lot’s of skilled axe work

 Roughing out a feast ladle.

 Sharpening practice.

 Nice spoons, nice company.

It always surprises me how much people enjoy lunchtimes. This is something that is so central to my way of life I guess I take it for granted. Good simple food served with nice simple tableware and even eating sat the table exchanging pleasant conversation seems to be uncommon today. Sharif just sent me this picture of lunch.

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3 Responses to spoon carving course

  1. Gorges Smythe March 26, 2011 at 2:22 am #

    Looks like fun!

  2. Antiparaziten April 1, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    hi, man. what a wood you're use for this job? thanks

  3. Robin Wood April 3, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    We use lots of different timbers depending on the end use. For learners I recommend willow, poplar alder, birch, lime and start with cooking spoons and serving spoons. For eating spoons you need harder woods.

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