Friday, September 26, 2014

Axe and Knife

The axe and the knife
Sorry for the lack of posts as of late, I've been totally enamored with greenwood carving of spoons for most of the summer. Its a wood working activity that I can fit in to small snips of time and I totally get lost in it. You don't realize how much subtlety there is in the design of a spoon until you start making them.

One could say that the spoon is likely our first tool, the first thing that we really learn how to use and one of the earliest objects to which we become acquainted as infants. While carving spoons I've learned how much, and how little, I know about the form of the spoon.

My 10th spoon
Working with just the axe and knives is a lot of fun as well. An the wood is pretty much free as most of it I've found or gotten from tree cutters before it goes in the chipper. I'll be posting more about spoons, bowls and the like and the tools used to make them. Just wanted to let you know where I have been.

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