I have just completed an Apple wood spoon as a commission to have the letters LMH burned into it.
A rather dainty looking thing.
A quick spoon that I made this morning, took just 1hr 30 minutes to complete. I believe the log used was hazel, it was a bit too green when I carved this so I expect it to need a bit of a re-carve when it dries.
I have just finished my latest spoon, a bit of a bugger as the wood log that I had available was oak that wasn’t very green. It has lots of knots in it but hopefully I have managed to navigate my way around it and produce something to use in the making or porridge.
It now needs to be allowed to dry and I will oil with a mixture of Walnut oil and bees wax.
Tools used: Fiskars X7 hatchet, Mora 120 carving knife and a Ben Orford Hybrid Small Crook knife.
A few weeks ago I decided on carving a wooden spoon, a life experience that anyone should try. To create a usable object from a slab of green timber is an incredibly liberating thing to do, the unknown of what will be created from the timber is brilliant. It is just you and your axe, if you take away too much you ruin it but you could also improve it.
You would usually use some fruit wood to whittle a spoon but as the oak was available I thought I would try one of the hardest woods to carve by hand.
I am using green oak from a fallen branch, Fiskars X7 (wildlife style) axe, Mora carving knife and a Ben Orford Crook knife to cut the bowl.