|Project by jjw5858||posted 01-02-2013 10:21 PM||1355 views||4 times favorited||15 comments|
Hey gang, with the new year upon us I had some spoons awaiting finishing as well as a brand new piece made just yesterday on New Years.
All of this was Sandy storm wood, much of it hauled from local curb sides and even my local park. Glad to see it be able to bring something good from a storm so bad. It’s a wonder to take something and change it’s form and share with others. I find with all of this treenware, bushcraft…or just good ole country spoon makin’ it unleashes peoples fascination and appreciation for one of the most commonly passed by treasures we see daily…..trees.
But of course…although we may see it….... we may not REALLY….. see it, feel it or let it heal us. To be like a tree, strong and steady, courageous and full of a secret wisdom only mother nature knows it hidden guidance in the harshest of crusading winds.
The lot of 6 by species presented here are looking left to right in pic 1:
2 Gray Birch, 2 Plum, 1 Black Cherry, 1 Sycamore. The Sycamore was the New Years spoon and one of my favs…also special since it was the first time carving Sycamore (a preferred used timber for spoon makers in England I read in Drew langsners book).
For anyone new to my projects this work is all done with sloyd axe, knife, hook knife, and determination.
I hope they may inspire curious crafters out there to take a branch and have at it!
Coming soon I plan on having a blog series strictly on this craft and the teachings I have gathered during the journey. Of course my usual love of hand tools and various project ideas will remain as well!
I thank you for taking a look and inspiring me your wonderful projects!
All the best in this new year!
-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW