|Project by Andy||posted 07-06-2009 04:05 PM||2817 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
We went camping this last weekend and I decided to take along a couple of spoon blanks, just in case I had a little free time.
I made my very first spoon about 20 years ago using a Buck hunting knife, whittling away at a piece of Douglas Fir firewood, while sitting around the fire. I have often thought back on that, and how pleasing it was. It doesnt get much simpler than making an elegant, yet functional spoon using only a knife.
Its something you can do while visiting or just listening to nature.
So, I carved on this Cherry blank, as we sat around the fire or when we had our feet in the creek. When it looked good, I smoothed it out with sandpaper and rubbed it down with oil.
The next time you head to the great outdoors take along a sharp knife and see what you can do.
If it doesnt turn out…no worries, the fire needs to eat too.
The last photo shows our campsite and Teardrop trailer we are still working on.
This was at Rock Creek, just off the North Umpqua River, east of Roseburg, Oregon.
-- If I can do it, so can you.