Making spoons

Making Wooden Spoons by Hand.

In preparation for this blog post I want to suggest some things that will make the task systematically simple and safe to do. This is all before we get into the actual step by step how-to with drawings and images later this week.  I think that it’s important to establish methods readily inclusive for raw …

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Spoon making – Carving out the bowl

Today I want to take two generally divided worlds of spoon making and unite them. Instead of seeing the axe-cut knife-cut spoon making as a splinter group from the world of woodland crafts, we engage them with other tools like the bow or frame saw, bevel-edged chisel, spokeshave, gouge and scraper; tools more generally associated …

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YouTube video- Paul Sellers on Woodland Spoons with Axe and Knife

I really had a fun few days making more films for YouTube followers who want to see and hear technique. I cannot emphasise the wellbeing I get from spending time in the woods and actually working there when I can. Few crafts give this much pleasure and walking out with a stool a chair or …

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YouTube on Spoon Making at the Bench – Real Woodworking

The recent blog I did on making spoons at the bench hybridising woodcraft with bench-craft is now watchable on YouTube. I enjoyed doing this video and the previous one on making spoons with the axe and knife. I still used an axe for some of the work but showed a variety of different techniques many …

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