25 Jun

101_7891June 25 — sharp

Sharp is the knife I used in a traditional spoon carving course this past weekend. On Saturday we made a Scandinavian butter knife out of lime wood (a.k.a. basswood), a relatively easy project on which to practice our new axe and knife skills. Then on Sunday we got down to business and transformed an alder log into a Scandinavian style eating spoon. I am proud to report that except for some tape over a blister raised by the axe, I had no need of plasters (Band-aids) or the emergency room!

June Photo a Day hosted by Chantelle at Fat Mum Slim


Posted by on June 25, 2013 in Challenges, Photography


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3 responses to “Sharp

  1. galeriaredelius

    June 25, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Congrats, well done!

  2. helenrj

    June 26, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    I have always wanted to whittle and carve…this has inspired me to seek a class.

    • dreaminofobx

      July 1, 2013 at 7:02 PM

      There was way more axe-work in this course than I expected, but once I got through that, I loved the actual carving. I would definitely continue this hobby on my own. (I have dreams of filling family Christmas stockings with handmade wooden spoons…)


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