Sunday, 30 August 2009


Tomorrow I go in for an op.. This was delayed 2 months until they were happy with new tests. Well they must be. I hope I do n't have to stay the night.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

wedding spoon

A family friend is getting married in a few weeks . Following my wife's instructions I carved this spoon as a favour for the bride. Its big 17 inches and carved from walnut.
Thank goodness I can sharpen my knives. I'm almost, almost, pleased with the result.

new baby new spoon

Not my baby I hasten to add, one of my young friend's. The patteren looked ok but I cann't say I like it when I carved it. I'll come up with something better next time.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

yin and yan

I'll leave others to understand what it's all about, to me its aspoon.
I carved this from hornbeam, hard wood.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009


I cut a small piece of the slab we bought and experimented. With a sharp knife I can cut with the grain. Anything else I need to use power. The finish is I think is bonny. Almost silky!

So the trial served its purpose. The spoon well it will do a friend for a coffee scoop.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

I said .... gosh

This is a spoon I've been working on and off at for months. The first design I had was a bummer. So I redisgned it to something I could manage and it was working till I knocked it off the carving table. As it lay in bits I said gosh or golly or something else. I went to bed early in the sulks.

Friday, 7 August 2009

walnut spoon

Here's my latest, American Black Walnut. Tried the Keltic idea again , a bit better. SWMBO has claimed it.

We had a walk with the dogs in the woods at Invier , a lovely mixed wood land,. There's a small sawmill there , got myself a slab of hornbeam and some lime wood.

I've been wanting to try this wood for a while, maybe a seal or a fish would look good in this wood. If its as hard as I'm told I'll use power tools.