Thursday, 22 August 2013

Sycamore Spoon

Sycamore spoon carved on commission, the brief was to carve a spoon in the style of the Medieval spoons i do, but to make it slightly larger, with a deeper bowl for use in a small cauldron.

The spoon is seven and three quarter inches long (about 19cm) and has an octagonal section to the handle, which is incredibly tactile, the bowl is just under three quarters of an inch deep.

The brief also called for a tooled finish, so that's exactly what it has, the bowl section both inside and out still retains the tooling marks from it's manufacture and the handle section has been finished off using a cabinet scraper, finally a small depression was carved at the top of the handle for aesthetic appeal and to rest against the brim of the cauldron to stop the spoon slipping in when in use.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Hazel Spoon

Hazel spoon that i started on Wednesday whilst on a trip to the woods.

Got the bowl hollowed out earlier today and a bit of meat taken away from the handle and underside of the bowl area, just waiting for it to dry now so i can get it finished off.

Feather Sticks

Had a spare five minutes today, so decided it was time to practice making feather sticks, this one is probably the best of the lot, made form a piece of inch thick Hazel.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Clematis Cordage

Cordage made from the bark of the Clematis vine.

The bark was soaked to make it pliable prior to spinning it up into cordage and i suppose there is approximately ten to twelve feet of it in the hank pictured.