I have posted links to these individually before but thought it would be good to post them all in one place and some may be new to some folk.
The best spooncarver I have ever seen was Ion Constantin a Romanian Gypsy who I visited with Stuart King in 1998. This is the short film, I have a bunch of slides of the whole process that I must get converted to digital some time. I still use an adze I bought from him on every plate I turn, I also drew round his spoon knife and forged some copies of it. It’s not the tools that make him good though it is good technique and years of practice. He made a spoon in 10 minutes from the log including pausing for photos.
Now this is I think the best spooncarving film on youtube…..do let me know if there is a better one out there. Filmed in Sweden in 1923
Good axework from the Algarve
Then this is a series showing how I worked 5 years ago, I have got better since then but it still shows the basics well. This is part 1 showing axe technique.
Part 2 knifework
Part 3 hook knife work
Part 4 my ex Nicola doing finishing work