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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Spoon Design

Another quick video with a few ideas about spoon design, having watched it I feel I should have done some preparation for it, but the main idea was to give a good 3D view of a couple of my spoons which is much better than just a photo, even better is to have a real solid 3D spoon in your hands! And what better place to get your hands on some beautiful spoons than Spoonfest?

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Axe Blocks

A quickie video whilst i'm still in a house with a large chopping Block. There are obviously a million and one different ways to use an Axe with a block but this hopefully gives a brief idea of the ways I often find myself doing things. This is not an instructional video which i think would be irresponsible, the safe and efficient use of  Axes and Knives will always be best learnt face to face with someone who is an experienced teacher.

My Axe Blocks from barn carder on Vimeo.

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Tuesday, 14 February 2012


Brilliant we've got the website up and running so check it out, this is going to be an amazing event and i'm really excited about it. 

ps i have made a love spoon for you all and put a little vid of it up here (if anyone wants it let me know), can't imagine i'll make a habit of making these. Happy Valentines Day xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Untitled from barn carder on Vimeo.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

The Good Man Hellman

Nice blog post giving some useful info for those wishing to start up in spoon carving (the finest art/craft form that exists....) Sean has done brilliantly in cutting the crap and getting down to some good facts.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Carving Video

Here's a video i've made of me making one of my Octagonal eating spoons, i'm hoping to do some more videos to talk about spoon design and how to set yourself up for carving. The video was produced by my housemate Chris, there isn't much missing he just edited out the repeated bits but i will put the full length online at some point (~14 min), the spoon knife i'm using is a bit big for this spoon because i snapped my normal one by being too strong (it may have benefited from being normalised before being hardened). Now i'm settled i am using a Ben Orford hand adze to start the hollowing but forgot to bring it downstairs so didn't bother, it only saves a couple of minutes per spoon and is quite heavy so when travelling around i don't carry one, i'm hoping future videos will be more useful but this is a start!