Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Stages of a spoon

 Split with an axe. I then remove the bark and the dark wood in the centre.
 After looking at the grain of the wood, I draw on a design and use the axe to create the rough shape.
 I then use the knife to refine the shape.
 I hollow out the bowl with my crook knife.
Finally I scrape it as smooth as I can. Now all that's left to do is to seal the wood with walnut oil. This helps preserve the wood, stops foodstuff from soaking in and brings out the natural grain.

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