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Cranked eating spoon carving instructions

An eating spoon is often seen as the peak of wooden spoon carving. Making a spoon which fits the hand, feels comfortable to the mouth and also looks good is a demanding and rewarding challenge for green wood carvers of … Continue reading

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Fan bird carving instructions

Carved wooden fan birds are one of my favourite greenwood projects and a wonderful demonstration of the properties of wood. I first learned about them on a trip to Czech Republic where I bought a pair of birds in a … Continue reading

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Spoon carving instructions and templates

I have been teaching people how to carve wooden spoons since 2004 and it’s been amazing to watch the popularity of this craft explode over the years. Spoon carving is a fantastic hobby and a brilliant introduction to carving wood, … Continue reading

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Spoon carving straight from the tree


If you thought carving wooden spoons was just for men with beards, you need to see this post. Continue reading

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Coloured Fan Birds

For the ‘Working Woodlands’ exhibition at Farfield Mill in Sebergh last month I made some fan birds and, to make them a bit more special, I tried out an idea to add colour to the wings. I think the results … Continue reading

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