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Blog series by jjw5858 updated 395 days ago 7 parts 9697 reads 45 comments total

Part 1: Keeping sanity in spoondum!

553 days ago by jjw5858 | 4 comments »

It was good to hike again, the outside air was cool and crisp as I discovered just how much paper birch draped the edges of the pond that was once frozen. It’s amazing how only a year ago I would not have been able to identify so many of the trees I walked past when hiking. Perhaps I simply took them for granted. My interests although still in woodworking were not nearly as deeply investigated in green timber as they are now. A great deal of my exercises, projects, or ideas were performed ...

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Part 2: Spoon carving video!

526 days ago by jjw5858 | 10 comments »

Hey gang, I hope this short video tutorial may fit anyones interest that would like to see some of the steps in spoon making with hand tools. Unfortunately I am my own camera operator so this will not include any action shots…lol. Please drop me a line if this is something that sparks an interest or was helpful in some way. If you found this first video blog enjoyable, then I may possibly do a few more on various projects in the shop. Or if you have a request on something you want...

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Part 3: New spoon carving videos!

473 days ago by jjw5858 | 5 comments »

Hey fellow woodcrafters! I hope you might jump over to my new website and take a look at 2 brand new spoon carving videos! This time I rigged a 2×4 for a tripod and gave it a whirl so you can see me in carving action! I went high tech!...lol. Join us at: http://www.spoonscarver.com/videos/ Visit the shop!http://www.spoonscarver.com/the-ole-time-wood-shop/ Read some new blogs! http://www.spoonscarver.com/my-blog/ Get some delicious recipes!http://www.spoonscarver.com/che...

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Part 4: Spoon carving videos!

471 days ago by jjw5858 | 4 comments »

Hey friends, I wanted to repost my spoon carving videos for the many that might not have been able to jump over to my new website. I realize I did not share here on LJ’s! More woodwork to come in the upcoming weeks! Thank you everyone and be well! Joe http://www.spoonscarver.com/

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Part 5: Something in the spirit of better days

464 days ago by jjw5858 | 6 comments »

After the recent events of the Boston marathon in some way there is a feeling of guilt I have continuing to share ideas and projects involving woodcraft. But I also think of things this way, I am a musician and woodworker. Whenever there is some tragic thing as national as all of this is for everyone to endure as a country, I can only do what I do best to help anyone feel a little normal again. Even if it is just for ten minutes. I don’t understand this time we live in, it is pret...

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Part 6: Traditional Wooden Spoon Making: How do you start this craft?

434 days ago by jjw5858 | 8 comments »

Spoon making is something that the more I research it the more I become astounded that this craft grows at the rate that it does. Friends, there are large groups of folks all over the globe that share classes, festivals, everything and anything related to making green wood into spoons and bowls. I think perhaps it may be that spoon making is very portable as well as affordable. The wood is free, you can do it while camping with friends, the bench is a chopping log, and the tools can be bro...

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Part 7: The journey of spoon craft unfolds new roads.

395 days ago by jjw5858 | 8 comments »

In my last blog I detailed a list of ways to get started in crafting a spoon from green wood.Since that short time ago I have learned some wonderful lessons regarding grain, timber size, and being more aware of the possibilities of a wooden spoons life if we care to use the spoon on a daily basis. Note: A big thanks to Jarrod Stone Dahl for his guidance and explanations on this timber splitting technique. Jarrod is an amazing green woodworker. Please be sure to check his wonderful talents ...

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