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@davethebodger

davethebodger
Just delivered some work to Stiwdio 3 in Cardigan @makeitinwales gallery, craft workshops and cafe. Plans are formulating for spoon making courses here in 2019. Follow me for updates.

There's been a few folks try it out already and apparently its very comfortable. Footstools are cherry wood with paper rush woven tops. 
#welsh_stick_chairs #wales #johnbrown #stickchair #cardigan #stiwdio3 #makeitinwales #woodwork #davethebodger #greenwoodwork #heritagecraft #kitchenchair #handmadechair #handmadefurniture
1 29 21 minutes ago
Just delivered some work to stiwdio 3 in cardigan @makeitinwales gallery, craft workshops and cafe. plans are formulating for spoon making courses here in 2019. follow me for updates.

there's been a few folks try it out already and apparently its very comfortable. footstools are cherry wood with paper rush woven tops.
#welsh_stick_chairs #wales #johnbrown #stickchair #cardigan #stiwdio3 #makeitinwales #woodwork #davethebodger #greenwoodwork #heritagecraft #kitchenchair #handmadechair #handmadefurniture

@craftlabknives

craftlabknives
Forged, harden and now tempering.  Thought you may like to see the progress of these hooks along their journey to making bowls 👍 #forging #bowlhooks #powerhammer #blacksmith #hammertime #greenwoodwork #bowlturning
0 46 33 minutes ago
Forged, harden and now tempering. thought you may like to see the progress of these hooks along their journey to making bowls 👍 #forging #bowlhooks #powerhammer #blacksmith #hammertime #greenwoodwork #bowlturning

@spoon_carving_with_tom

spoon_carving_with_tom
I want this post to resonate with non carvers, to welcome you into a craft with open arms and encourage others to join in with a craft that brings with it great reward and satisfaction. I hope to clear up a few things, to push that door a little wider and save you time in researching.

You need 4 tools in spoon carving, a small hatchet (you may already have!) a Slöjd or carving knife - Mora 106, a hook knife (again start with Mora but this time a 164) and a saw.
Add to this a strop, strop stick and a glass block sharpen on. I have done 3 Instagram tv videos on how to strop and sharpen (click the IGTV Icon underneath my profile picture!) It’s an essential and very rewarding skill to learn! Next thing is wood selection.... Certain woods have very desirable properties for spoons, they are easy to cut when green, are very strong when dry, accessible, don't have any taste and aren't poisonous. Many fruit woods fall under the above categories and my personal favourites are Apple and Cherry!

This is a green woodworking craft, green wood is easier to carve, it is as simple as that and nothing else... there's nothing wrong with carving wood that has been seasoned and therefore dry, it's just harder, try both!

Now imagine a round log, like one you may put on the fire, split this in half length ways and again (and again if it is a very large piece of wood!),and you'll have long triangles left over. Draw a design for your spoon on the flat surface of one of these triangles and you will be carving a radially cleft spoon - the most stable of grain orientations!

The pith is the inner most part of the log (not always directly in the centre though!) and is typically darker than the rest and very unstable. Remove this before you carve your spoon!

Take your time and stick with a simple design (I have templates of designs on YouTube, use them freely and experiment with your own!) When you have finished your spoon use it, repeatedly thinking how it can be improved next time.

Keep a first aid kit handy and don't rush it, enjoy the experience!

Lastly, head over to my YouTube channel Spoon Carving With Tom, I hope you enjoy my tutorials, tips and tricks ☺️
13 136 1 hour ago
I want this post to resonate with non carvers, to welcome you into a craft with open arms and encourage others to join in with a craft that brings with it great reward and satisfaction. i hope to clear up a few things, to push that door a little wider and save you time in researching.

you need 4 tools in spoon carving, a small hatchet (you may already have!) a slöjd or carving knife - mora 106, a hook knife (again start with mora but this time a 164) and a saw.
add to this a strop, strop stick and a glass block sharpen on. i have done 3 instagram tv videos on how to strop and sharpen (click the igtv icon underneath my profile picture!) it’s an essential and very rewarding skill to learn! next thing is wood selection.... certain woods have very desirable properties for spoons, they are easy to cut when green, are very strong when dry, accessible, don't have any taste and aren't poisonous. many fruit woods fall under the above categories and my personal favourites are apple and cherry!

this is a green woodworking craft, green wood is easier to carve, it is as simple as that and nothing else... there's nothing wrong with carving wood that has been seasoned and therefore dry, it's just harder, try both!

now imagine a round log, like one you may put on the fire, split this in half length ways and again (and again if it is a very large piece of wood!),and you'll have long triangles left over. draw a design for your spoon on the flat surface of one of these triangles and you will be carving a radially cleft spoon - the most stable of grain orientations!

the pith is the inner most part of the log (not always directly in the centre though!) and is typically darker than the rest and very unstable. remove this before you carve your spoon!

take your time and stick with a simple design (i have templates of designs on youtube, use them freely and experiment with your own!) when you have finished your spoon use it, repeatedly thinking how it can be improved next time.

keep a first aid kit handy and don't rush it, enjoy the experience!

lastly, head over to my youtube channel spoon carving with tom, i hope you enjoy my tutorials, tips and tricks ☺️

@craftlabknives

craftlabknives
Couldn’t make hook tools without this little hammer and little post anvil. Made hundreds if not thousands of tools with them and both were found in the junk pile of a car boot sale. Great to give these old tools new life. #hooktools #forging #bowlhooks #blacksmith #hammertime #bowlturning #greenwoodwork #tenniselbow
1 186 3 hours ago
Couldn’t make hook tools without this little hammer and little post anvil. made hundreds if not thousands of tools with them and both were found in the junk pile of a car boot sale. great to give these old tools new life. #hooktools #forging #bowlhooks #blacksmith #hammertime #bowlturning #greenwoodwork #tenniselbow

@thespoonsmith

thespoonsmith
I love how it's possible to look at something in the making and see it in so many different ways. This little scoop started out as a humble 1/16 of a log, the base of a tree we used at this year's Spoon Jam. It was pale and kinda rough looking. I needed to make a control bar for the little wooden boy puppet so on the pole lathe it went, but half way through, nope! No mister, today I'm going to be a spoon it said, and so a little scoop was born. And just as I had settled on it being a scoop, I took this photo, looked at it twice, at the negative space, and now I see a keyhole, to some magical place maybe? After all it came from somewhere magic, so maybe it's looking back to where it came from. Man I could go all day with this, I just love making this stuff!
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11cm scoop. Black she oak. Sorry, this one sold before I could get it on the Insta/FB things. Hopefully more pole lathe spoon adventures to come this week though.
3 154 4 hours ago
I love how it's possible to look at something in the making and see it in so many different ways. this little scoop started out as a humble 1/16 of a log, the base of a tree we used at this year's spoon jam. it was pale and kinda rough looking. i needed to make a control bar for the little wooden boy puppet so on the pole lathe it went, but half way through, nope! no mister, today i'm going to be a spoon it said, and so a little scoop was born. and just as i had settled on it being a scoop, i took this photo, looked at it twice, at the negative space, and now i see a keyhole, to some magical place maybe? after all it came from somewhere magic, so maybe it's looking back to where it came from. man i could go all day with this, i just love making this stuff!
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11cm scoop. black she oak. sorry, this one sold before i could get it on the insta/fb things. hopefully more pole lathe spoon adventures to come this week though.

@morakniv.jp

morakniv.jp
モーラナイフフォトコンテスト、いよいよ今晩23:59で締切!
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ここ数日で沢山のご参加をいただきありがとうございます😊じっくり拝見させていただきます🎶
まだ参加されていない方、残り5時間半あります😆過去の写真をあさって #モーラナイフフォトコン のハッシュタグと共に投稿ください✨
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入賞者の方には、ブレッドナイフ、エナメルカップ、キャップ、ペン、ステッカーなどをプレゼントいたします。
皆様のご参加、心よりお待ちしております!
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📷 @frilufts
#Repost @morakniv
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#カービング #カービングナイフ #木工 #木工作品 #木のカトラリー #クリスマスギフト #フォトコンテスト #フォトコン #ものづくり #てしごと #手仕事 #DIY #ブッシュクラフト #ウッドクラフト #ウッドカービング #ウッドワーク #グリーンウッドワーク #アウトドアライフ #アウトドア #モーラナイフ #carvingknife #woodwork #greenwoodwork #bushcraft #morakniv #moraknivjapan
0 178 6 hours ago
モーラナイフフォトコンテスト、いよいよ今晩23:59で締切!
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ここ数日で沢山のご参加をいただきありがとうございます😊じっくり拝見させていただきます🎶
まだ参加されていない方、残り5時間半あります😆過去の写真をあさって #モーラナイフフォトコン のハッシュタグと共に投稿ください✨
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入賞者の方には、ブレッドナイフ、エナメルカップ、キャップ、ペン、ステッカーなどをプレゼントいたします。
皆様のご参加、心よりお待ちしております!
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📷 @frilufts
#repost @morakniv
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#カービング #カービングナイフ #木工 #木工作品 #木のカトラリー #クリスマスギフト #フォトコンテスト #フォトコン #ものづくり #てしごと #手仕事 #diy #ブッシュクラフト #ウッドクラフト #ウッドカービング #ウッドワーク #グリーンウッドワーク #アウトドアライフ #アウトドア #モーラナイフ #carvingknife #woodwork #greenwoodwork #bushcraft #morakniv #moraknivjapan

@purukyawa

purukyawa
「親子向け:こんなに落ち葉あるなら焚き火だ!!どうせなら焼き芋も焼いちゃおう♪」のレポートです♪

福岡県外からも多くの家族連れが参加していただき、平成最後のねたび自然体験農園ワークショップが終了しました!! 子供達がフィールド内の落ち葉を一瞬で集めてくれました♪

これで掃除しなくて良くなって助かりました(笑)

せっかく集めたので、かまくらじゃなくて落ち葉でデブリハット作りだ!! インスタ映えする写真に親御さんも大喜び♡

その後は落ち葉で焼き芋です♪

日が落ちで寒くなってきたので薪ストーブにも火入れして楽しんでいただきました♪

まだまだ落ち葉掃除が足りないので(笑)
また開催したいな♡

ありがとうございました。
来年もよろしくお願いします。

#焚き火 #焼き芋 #デブリハット #自然体験 #野遊び #火遊び #森のようちえん #プレーパーク #グリーンウッドワーク #木工 #木育 #greenwoodwork #火育 #アウトドア #outdoor #ねたび自然体験農園 #アグリフィールズ #agrifields
0 25 12 hours ago
「親子向け:こんなに落ち葉あるなら焚き火だ!!どうせなら焼き芋も焼いちゃおう♪」のレポートです♪

福岡県外からも多くの家族連れが参加していただき、平成最後のねたび自然体験農園ワークショップが終了しました!! 子供達がフィールド内の落ち葉を一瞬で集めてくれました♪

これで掃除しなくて良くなって助かりました(笑)

せっかく集めたので、かまくらじゃなくて落ち葉でデブリハット作りだ!! インスタ映えする写真に親御さんも大喜び♡

その後は落ち葉で焼き芋です♪

日が落ちで寒くなってきたので薪ストーブにも火入れして楽しんでいただきました♪

まだまだ落ち葉掃除が足りないので(笑)
また開催したいな♡

ありがとうございました。
来年もよろしくお願いします。

#焚き火 #焼き芋 #デブリハット #自然体験 #野遊び #火遊び #森のようちえん #プレーパーク #グリーンウッドワーク #木工 #木育 #greenwoodwork #火育 #アウトドア #outdoor #ねたび自然体験農園 #アグリフィールズ #agrifields

@henri_delavega

henri_delavega
At long last, after years of refinement and countless hours of blood sweat and tears, I happily present to the international community of the world... The Cat Spoon. Mastered aesthetics, perfect ergonomics, designed for awkward ear smooshing The Cat Spoon will effortlessly fix every problem in your entire life. Guaranteed. Not for sale. #catspoon
12 82 17 hours ago
At long last, after years of refinement and countless hours of blood sweat and tears, i happily present to the international community of the world... the cat spoon. mastered aesthetics, perfect ergonomics, designed for awkward ear smooshing the cat spoon will effortlessly fix every problem in your entire life. guaranteed. not for sale. #catspoon

@emmet_van_driesche

emmet_van_driesche
New blog post, link in bio, outlining a new learning opportunity I'm going to be offering in the new year. Check it out and let me know if you're interested. Thanks!

#spooncarving #woodenspoon #thenewcraftculture #thenewwoodculture #sloyd #slöjd #greenwoodcarving #greenwoodworking #greenwoodwork #newenglandcarvers #woodcarving #spoonmaking #whittle #whittling #woodworking
3 129 22 hours ago
New blog post, link in bio, outlining a new learning opportunity i'm going to be offering in the new year. check it out and let me know if you're interested. thanks!

#spooncarving #woodenspoon #thenewcraftculture #thenewwoodculture #sloyd #slöjd #greenwoodcarving #greenwoodworking #greenwoodwork #newenglandcarvers #woodcarving #spoonmaking #whittle #whittling #woodworking

@spoon_carving_with_tom

spoon_carving_with_tom
“A freshly sharpened knife makes you feel like the richest man alive” @surolle 
I couldn’t agree more :) freshly sharpened Morakniv 106 on my float glass sharpening system and stropped with my Kangaroo Slojd Strops. Swipe to see the results 😉

If you wonder why my blade isn’t highly polished, it’s because I have put a fresh hollow grind on this blade before sharpening as it had ran out and then sharpened creating tramlines (zoom right into the cutting edge and also right in on the very top of the bevel to see the polished tramlines), simply because it speeds up the future sharpening, it is by no means essential and doesn’t have any impact on the sharpness of the blade. 
Sharpening is fundamental to carving, and for many it’s a frustration, but with the right sharpening and stropping medium, it becomes simple and very enjoyable. PM me to get on the waiting list and start 2019 with a bombproof system that will yield incredible results as shown. Of course, you also get me for advice and tuition 1-2-1. No one else I know offers this service and yet, it’s as important as the products themselves! .
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Prices are in Australian dollars (a quick google will give you a very close conversion to your local currency!)
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2x Kangaroo slojd strops 20% discount on the pair (1 leather and 1 suede) $74

1x All in one Kangaroo Leather & Suede Hook Knife sharpening and stropping stick $64

1x float glass and Jarrah wood sharpenig System $64

1x case for float glass sharpening system $19

World wide postage!! Simply private message me your email address and what you would like, I’ll send a PayPal invoice, click pay now, and i’ll get you right on the waiting list! Simples!

#woodenspoon #spooncarving 
#woodcraft #greenwoodcarving #greenwoodwork #slojd  #woodcarving #carvingknife #carvingaxe #handtools  #facets #spooncarvingwithtom
13 934 23 hours ago
“a freshly sharpened knife makes you feel like the richest man alive” @surolle
i couldn’t agree more :) freshly sharpened morakniv 106 on my float glass sharpening system and stropped with my kangaroo slojd strops. swipe to see the results 😉

if you wonder why my blade isn’t highly polished, it’s because i have put a fresh hollow grind on this blade before sharpening as it had ran out and then sharpened creating tramlines (zoom right into the cutting edge and also right in on the very top of the bevel to see the polished tramlines), simply because it speeds up the future sharpening, it is by no means essential and doesn’t have any impact on the sharpness of the blade.
sharpening is fundamental to carving, and for many it’s a frustration, but with the right sharpening and stropping medium, it becomes simple and very enjoyable. pm me to get on the waiting list and start 2019 with a bombproof system that will yield incredible results as shown. of course, you also get me for advice and tuition 1-2-1. no one else i know offers this service and yet, it’s as important as the products themselves! .
.
prices are in australian dollars (a quick google will give you a very close conversion to your local currency!)
.
2x kangaroo slojd strops 20% discount on the pair (1 leather and 1 suede) $74

1x all in one kangaroo leather & suede hook knife sharpening and stropping stick $64

1x float glass and jarrah wood sharpenig system $64

1x case for float glass sharpening system $19

world wide postage!! simply private message me your email address and what you would like, i’ll send a paypal invoice, click pay now, and i’ll get you right on the waiting list! simples!

#woodenspoon #spooncarving
#woodcraft #greenwoodcarving #greenwoodwork #slojd #woodcarving #carvingknife #carvingaxe #handtools #facets #spooncarvingwithtom

@ghalee

ghalee
Time is countless at my beloved workshop ! ❤️ 🇰🇼Kuwait Spooncarving🇰🇼 Kuwait sloyd (Slöjd)🇰🇼 #kuwaitsloyd #kuwaitslöjd #sloyd #slöjd #spoon #spooncarving #خاشوگة #قفشة #گفشة #قاشق #ملعقة #خاشوقة #قلمدار #morakniv #spoonclub #greenwoodwork #handmade #woodworking #woodcarving #woodcraft
10 176 Yesterday
Time is countless at my beloved workshop ! ❤️ 🇰🇼kuwait spooncarving🇰🇼 kuwait sloyd (slöjd)🇰🇼 #kuwaitsloyd #kuwaitslöjd #sloyd #slöjd #spoon #spooncarving #خاشوگة #قفشة #گفشة #قاشق #ملعقة #خاشوقة #قلمدار #morakniv #spoonclub #greenwoodwork #handmade #woodworking #woodcarving #woodcraft