Tag Archives: carving

Splitting wood with a froe

Sometimes, the wood really works with you. This sycamore was certainly on my side. Continue reading

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A set of individual wooden spoons

A new set of six wooden eating spoons, all the same but different. Continue reading

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Fan bird carving course in Co Durham


A day carving and folding wood to make fan birds. Continue reading

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Spoonfest 2013 – Spoon Olympics

Last year saw the epic first ever Spoon Olympics. Words cannot capture the magnificent displays of athletic prowess and spoon heroism that were witnessed on the field of glory, so instead here’s a slideshow of the highlights. white text Oh, … Continue reading

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Wooden spoons at Spoonfest 2013

This weekend I’ll be at Spoonfest 2014 so here’s some of the work which was on display last year, hope to see you there.       Robert Nicholson; Fritiof Runhall; Nigel Leach Simon Hill; Alastair Dargue Jarrod Stone-Dahl; Steve Tomlin; Sean … Continue reading

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Hand exercises for spoon carvers

Spoon carving places a lot of stress on your hands. Below are some of the exercises that I use on a regular basis to stretch and strengthen my hands and avoid injury, they’re great for whatever craft you do, not … Continue reading

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Spoonfest 2013

Way back in August last year the sleepy town of Edale was once more host to 150 spoon carving folk from around the world. A new addition was the Spoon Carving Chair which was occupied by various makers and gave … Continue reading

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Wooden Christmas card

I don’t really do Christmas and on December 25th I shall hopefully be up on a Lakeland fell enjoying the glorious emptiness of the place but for my mum it’s an important celebration so, as much as our views may … Continue reading

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Greenwood & Scythe course dates 2014

I’ve been working on this for a few weeks now so I’m really pleased to be able to tell you my 2014 course dates. I’ve been discussing the scythe dates in particular to ensure that we make best use of … Continue reading

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Spoon carving course for London Green Woodworkers

I spent this weekend teaching a spoon carving workshop for London Green Woodworkers based in Abney Park, Stoke Newington. Abney is a beautiful old cemetery full of headstones and monuments which has reverted to woodland over the years and is … Continue reading

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