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Re-stablishing the hollow grind on my slojd knives using the Tormek T8, SVM 00 and SVM 45 jigs. I don’t sharpen my tools on the Tormek now as I find the hollow grind too aggressive and it a little inconvenient swapping wheels to the Japanese waterstone, instead all my sharpening is done on my float glass blocks, but I do put a coarse hollow grind on them to speed up the sharpening process every 3-4 months!

#woodenspoon #spooncarving 
#woodcraft #greenwoodcarving #greenwoodwork #slojd  #woodcarving #carvingknife #carvingaxe #handtools  #facets #spooncarvingwithtom
32 2,362 last month
Re-stablishing the hollow grind on my slojd knives using the tormek t8, svm 00 and svm 45 jigs. i don’t sharpen my tools on the tormek now as i find the hollow grind too aggressive and it a little inconvenient swapping wheels to the japanese waterstone, instead all my sharpening is done on my float glass blocks, but i do put a coarse hollow grind on them to speed up the sharpening process every 3-4 months!

#woodenspoon #spooncarving
#woodcraft #greenwoodcarving #greenwoodwork #slojd #woodcarving #carvingknife #carvingaxe #handtools #facets #spooncarvingwithtom
Shaving and riding a horse at the same time... Perhaps I could run away to the circus.

#greenwoodwork #bodging #drawknife #handtools #putyourbackintoit #shavehorse #craft #chairmaking #chairmaker
12 1,158 last month
Shaving and riding a horse at the same time... perhaps i could run away to the circus.

#greenwoodwork #bodging #drawknife #handtools #putyourbackintoit #shavehorse #craft #chairmaking #chairmaker
This weeks mishaps and miracles, experiments, successes and failures.
I have some lovely soup bowls, some larger pasta size bowls, a pile of part finished pots (Some cracked).. A handle for my new axe, several eating spoons (one of which broke on the finishing cuts!) A saucer in Ash and plate in Walnut and sweet little spinning scoop that I'm trying out a bit more Kolrosing on..
Also some big chopping boards and a small spoon rack for our kitchen at home :)
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#sloydlife #woodenware #treen #greenwoodwork #tableware #organickitchen #cornishproduce #foraging #bushcraft #madebyhand #realcraft #thenewwoodculture #makersgonnamake #artisan #eatclean #sustainableliving #plasticfree #homedecor #interiordesign #madeincornwall #bowls #spoons #spooncarving #blacksmith #viking #axe #midgaard #plasticfree #realcraft
34 641 December 2018
This weeks mishaps and miracles, experiments, successes and failures.
i have some lovely soup bowls, some larger pasta size bowls, a pile of part finished pots (some cracked).. a handle for my new axe, several eating spoons (one of which broke on the finishing cuts!) a saucer in ash and plate in walnut and sweet little spinning scoop that i'm trying out a bit more kolrosing on..
also some big chopping boards and a small spoon rack for our kitchen at home :)









#sloydlife #woodenware #treen #greenwoodwork #tableware #organickitchen #cornishproduce #foraging #bushcraft #madebyhand #realcraft #thenewwoodculture #makersgonnamake #artisan #eatclean #sustainableliving #plasticfree #homedecor #interiordesign #madeincornwall #bowls #spoons #spooncarving #blacksmith #viking #axe #midgaard #plasticfree #realcraft
Forming the crank into this Apple billet  by placing the wood on its side and axing down. It’s probably the trickiest part of axe work, but just take it slowly. Safety is super important when using the axe as it has the most potential for serious injury. Therefore I did a short video called “Axe Safety and Use” on YouTube covering all the positions, parts of the body you need to be aware of, how to swing the axe correctly, safely and of course accurately! There is a lot to using an axe well and is something I’ll cover in future posts!

#woodenspoon #spooncarving 
#woodcraft #greenwoodcarving #greenwoodwork #slojd  #woodcarving #carvingknife #carvingaxe #handtools  #facets #spooncarvingwithtom @thurston_jerky
36 1,529 5 days ago
Forming the crank into this apple billet by placing the wood on its side and axing down. it’s probably the trickiest part of axe work, but just take it slowly. safety is super important when using the axe as it has the most potential for serious injury. therefore i did a short video called “axe safety and use” on youtube covering all the positions, parts of the body you need to be aware of, how to swing the axe correctly, safely and of course accurately! there is a lot to using an axe well and is something i’ll cover in future posts!

#woodenspoon #spooncarving
#woodcraft #greenwoodcarving #greenwoodwork #slojd #woodcarving #carvingknife #carvingaxe #handtools #facets #spooncarvingwithtom @thurston_jerky
Similarities? I hope so, it’s the same piece of wood! Asymmetric (left handed) bent branch eating spoon. Working with the movement that occurs naturally as a tree grows allows us to form a much deeper connection to this craft. Being guided by the branch’s natural curve, the key is to avoid cutting through the rings and instead following them. This grain pattern is unique in that it should appear like a radially cleft billet in the bowl (straight lines) but it is cut tangentially in the branch. 
#woodenspoon #spooncarving 
#woodcraft #greenwoodcarving #greenwoodwork #slojd  #woodcarving #carvingknife #carvingaxe #handtools  #facets #spooncarvingwithtom #morakniv #tormeksharp #tormek #tormeksharpening
26 1,260 November 2018
Similarities? i hope so, it’s the same piece of wood! asymmetric (left handed) bent branch eating spoon. working with the movement that occurs naturally as a tree grows allows us to form a much deeper connection to this craft. being guided by the branch’s natural curve, the key is to avoid cutting through the rings and instead following them. this grain pattern is unique in that it should appear like a radially cleft billet in the bowl (straight lines) but it is cut tangentially in the branch.
#woodenspoon #spooncarving
#woodcraft #greenwoodcarving #greenwoodwork #slojd #woodcarving #carvingknife #carvingaxe #handtools #facets #spooncarvingwithtom #morakniv #tormeksharp #tormek #tormeksharpening
“Knife grinds”

Knives have a multitude of grinds suited to a specific task. Few are interchangeable, at best you lose function of the edge, at worst damage it.
The three most common grinds used for wood carving are:
1). Hollow ground
2). Flat ground
3). Flat over hollow ground

The hollow is a sharp and aggressive grind, It bites into wood and is very responsive to small changes in the angle in which the edge is presented. @tormek_sharpening (#tormek) Are without doubt the leaders and innovators in watercooled sharpening offering the best customer service I have had along with a range of machines that will never overheat the steel and yet still remove it quickly. They are extremely precise machines and offer the home and professional user the ability to dial in and repeat edges with utmost precision.

The flat grind is the most common, easily formed edge to wood working tools. It’s a nice balance of sharpness and aggressiveness in use as well as easy to attain. Having used practically every sharpening medium available and been disappointed with either the cost, speed of cutting, mess, need to maintain and flatten them as well as the need to buy multiple stones, I set out to make a system that addressed all frustrations of the above to create a single sharpening system unit that has the ability to use any grit at an extremely affordable price without the need for jigs or clamps, be able to sharpen practically every tool you own, never need to be maintained or flattened, one that cuts extremely quickly, produces no mess and that is user friendly. I made and tested my float glass sharpening system for over a year and It has become my go to every single time. I haven’t used any other medium since. If you strop your tools frequently, you rarely have to sharpen, but when you do you’ll be glad to own one and avoid the frustrations I and so many others have experienced!

The final grind is a combination of the two above. The advantage of this grind is the speed in which you can sharpen it. By first grinding the hollow and then following up with the flat you only need to remove tiny amounts of steel to produce a burr.
14 595 Yesterday
“knife grinds”

knives have a multitude of grinds suited to a specific task. few are interchangeable, at best you lose function of the edge, at worst damage it.
the three most common grinds used for wood carving are:
1). hollow ground
2). flat ground
3). flat over hollow ground

the hollow is a sharp and aggressive grind, it bites into wood and is very responsive to small changes in the angle in which the edge is presented. @tormek_sharpening (#tormek) are without doubt the leaders and innovators in watercooled sharpening offering the best customer service i have had along with a range of machines that will never overheat the steel and yet still remove it quickly. they are extremely precise machines and offer the home and professional user the ability to dial in and repeat edges with utmost precision.

the flat grind is the most common, easily formed edge to wood working tools. it’s a nice balance of sharpness and aggressiveness in use as well as easy to attain. having used practically every sharpening medium available and been disappointed with either the cost, speed of cutting, mess, need to maintain and flatten them as well as the need to buy multiple stones, i set out to make a system that addressed all frustrations of the above to create a single sharpening system unit that has the ability to use any grit at an extremely affordable price without the need for jigs or clamps, be able to sharpen practically every tool you own, never need to be maintained or flattened, one that cuts extremely quickly, produces no mess and that is user friendly. i made and tested my float glass sharpening system for over a year and it has become my go to every single time. i haven’t used any other medium since. if you strop your tools frequently, you rarely have to sharpen, but when you do you’ll be glad to own one and avoid the frustrations i and so many others have experienced!

the final grind is a combination of the two above. the advantage of this grind is the speed in which you can sharpen it. by first grinding the hollow and then following up with the flat you only need to remove tiny amounts of steel to produce a burr.