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Carved Wood Spoons

I enjoy carving green wood into wooden spoons using an axe and knife. The first batch of spoons I carved were from  horse chestnut.  It was such an enjoyable experience and I really liked that the whole operation was portable.  I could take the axe and knife with me and carve “on the road,” so-to-speak.  When making flutes […]

Handmade wood holiday gifts

Now is the time to get started on your holiday shopping. I have a number of handcrafted wood items that can help you give special gifts to the special people on your list. Native American Style Flutes Give the gift of music with one of my Native American-style flutes. My flutes are designed to be easy […]

The Right Axe for Spoon Carving

My spoon carving started when I purchased a Fiskars X7 hatchet. The hatchet tempted me because it was light, affordable and I thought it would be what I needed to carve spoons.  It was a great starting hatchet, but it took a bit to keep it sharp.   After a while I realized I was not […]

Earthskills 2016: Carving with Barron

A few weeks ago, I enjoyed attending a day of Florida Earthskills, 2016.  The first time I went, I learned to make a bamboo didgeridoo with Fuz Sanderson.  This time, I learned a lot about carving bowls and spoons from Barron Brown. I would have loved to sign up for Barron’s classes, but both were […]

Several chestnut spoons roughed out

Carving Wood Spoons

  As I add to my experience of making things with wood, I am delighted to have found the joy of carving wood spoons.  With simple, portable tools (an axe and a knife) and a few hours, green branches can be transformed into useable, unique wood spoons. The process of carving spoons, as with any learning, is not without […]