A few years ago I wondered if we would saturate the spoon carving market, now I realise we are only just starting. There are thousands of potters around the country and still only a few dozen serious spoon carvers. I think this gorgeous film sums up what it is about better than any I have […]
The story of a spoon. Some folk think it’s a lot of effort to make a spoon, it’s nothing compared to this. Or you could learn to carve gorgeous functional sculptures that are a joy to use or give to friends. Lets take a tiny step toward a world of zero carbon spoons. This one […]
This week I have been making another batch of spooncarving knife blades, or perhaps I should say blade blanks as the bulk of the time in a finished blade is actually in the final sharpening processes. Anyway these are the blades at the first stage of bending, these ones are all right handers. I bend […]
COMPETITION CLOSED and the winner is……..Richard EadonSubmitted on 2015/02/13 at 7:15 pm an email on it’s way. Thanks everyone else for playing along. Would you like a gorgeous set of woodcarving tools for free? Well here is your chance. My spoon carving tools starter kit proved incredibly popular in the run up to Christmas. […]
If you are choosing an axe online it can be difficult to compare. I have many axes and wanted to share a comparison of the most popular carving axes alongside my own new design. Here are the Gransfors Bruks carving axe, the wildlife hatchet and my Robin Wood carving axe. And as a bonus I […]
I make hook knives for spooncarving and teach how to use them on courses so thought it might be useful for folk to have a video of how I use a hook knife to carve the bowl of a spoon. I have broken the various grips I use into three basic grips which form a […]
I often get asked how to sharpen a hook knife for spooncarving so have had a video made. It uses cheap simple tools including something that may surprise you for the inside of the hook. Hope you find it useful.
I have just made some new videos for youtube starting with how to sharpen an axe, hope you find it useful, thanks to Sophie Standford for the filming and editing.
Today I am sending off a set of cherry eating spoons. This Galician spoon has been my favourite style eating spoon since I was inspired by an old spoon in a museum in Spain 5 years ago. and these spoons I posted last week. They were made for the new Stone Henge visitor centre and […]
I sometimes paint my bowls with an egg and oil emulsion paint but have always loved the look of Jarrod’s milk painted bowls, I was very keen to see how he did them. He has experimented a lot with various home made milk paints but is currently using a prepared lime caesin powder. This is […]