Monday, 30 January 2012

Dates for upcoming events.

Just waiting on a new computer at home as the old one has finally had it after many years faithfull service, so hopefully I'll be more active on here soon.

Events I'm running and demonstrating at.

Shipley Country Park

Spoon Carving Workshop - 4th March
Bushcraft Walk                  - 29th July

Elvaston Castle Country Park

Woodland Skills Course    - 11th April
Elvaston Castle Woodland Festival - 22nd and 23rd September

For Bookings call 08456 058 058
Leaflet with more info http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/images/Events%20book%202012_tcm44-198687.pdf

Also theres the Derbyshire Food Fair and Chatsworth Country fair to fit in alongside some scouting work so hope to fit all that in around everything else ok.

Ive Spent a little more time carving spoons recently due to the carving course and Ive made a start on a few kuksa.

This one is a very basic tea spoon for students to practise making. Ive been enjoying making eating spoons lately and hope to get a few pictures up soon.


Hope see plenty of folks again this year at the various places : )


Friday, 6 January 2012

Carving

I've just finished a few items, and theres a few more projects on the go around the place. Rather than posting on each item I thought I'd cram in a few onto one post.


Dough/fruit bowl (Ash), serving spoon(Birch), spatula(Hazel), and two kuksas(Birch and Ash). 

I made full use of the bowl mate I made and tryed out an Adze too. I think I still might treat myself to a smaller Carlson Adze though when funds allow, as the one I've been trying from Ox Head is good, but a little large and not quite curved enough for kuksa.










Last off Ive almost finished a sweet chestnut bread board, using the Axe, knife and saw. Really pleased with splittling off a peice this thin and uniformly thick with just the camping hatchet and batton. I love that smell of the wood too.



Hope you like : )