Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Hornbeam Trencher

I'm in the process of carving a large trencher bowl from a hornbeam log I've had sitting out for probably a little too long. I've been at it with my adze and now I'm smoothing the inside with a curved gouge before working on the outside shape. It's important to finish the inside first as it's easiest to do so whilst the bowl still has a lot of mass and is less likely to move around.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

A busy morning

I spent this morning with some off-cuts of hornbeam. I'm trying my hand at making butter spreaders, but couldn't resist making a couple of spoons whilst I was at it.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Hornbeam Serving Spoon

Here's a hornbeam serving spoon I recently carved from a nice crooked piece. It was partly inspired by this Finnish spoon design I found over on the Woodsman Crafts site: