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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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Large and small spoons

A couple of spoons commissioned by a local potter and made to her designs. Really fun to make, the large spoon is 30cm long while it’s little salt spoon brother is just 7cm total.

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Fresh wooden eating spoons

Three new eating spoons freshly out of the oil* this morning. These are my standard eating spoon shapes but I thought they were worth sharing for the beautiful colours, especially the spalted birch. These will be in the Spoon Shop … Continue reading

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Handmade wooden spoons

A couple of gratuitous spoon shots from the weekend of my own spoons which I’d taken along to the course to inspire. There are eating spoons, serving spoons as well as a couple of little scoops. Some of them were … 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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Spoon carving with Gareth

Teaching people how to carve spoons is always a pleasure but it’s great to be asked by an experienced carver to extend their skills. Gareth has been carving for a few years now and teaching too. We talked at Sizergh Greenwood … Continue reading

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Carved serving spoons

I’m working my way through a pile of crooked branches that I collected earlier in the year and carving them into serving spoons and ladles. You can predict to some extent how a green wood crook will split but you’re … Continue reading

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