Blog Posts - Carving Course



Willow Bowl

Willow bowl commission finished this afternoon. The exterior surfaces of the bowl are sanded to 2500 grit, with the exception of the underneath of the end wings which are fluted for grip, the interior of the bowl retains the tool marks per the cust...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Dec 22, 2013

Eating Spoon

Small eating spoon in apple wood, tooled finish.
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Dec 4, 2013

Blanks

Roughed out spoon blanks drying off before final fine carving and finishing. The top two are eating spoons, the lower pair are serving spoons, woods used from top to bottom are, Gorse, Apple, Apple & Sycamore.
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Nov 29, 2013

Sycamore Serving Spoon

Small Sycamore serving spoon, the rough shaping was done with the axe and the refinement with my Ben Orford pick knives, the spoon has an overall tooled finish.
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Nov 15, 2013

Sporks

A few Hazel sporks that ive made of late, really got into making these and thoroughly enjoyed it, the simplicity of carving the flat style of utensil made a pleasant change from the normal cranked handle style of spoon i tend to make these days.
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Nov 15, 2013

Hazel Spork

Something a bit different to the norm, carved from Hazel and given a sanded finish, the spork is 17cm in overall length and the bowl section is 4cm at it's widest point.
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Nov 6, 2013

Kuksa

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by Mark Emery - Countryman on Oct 26, 2013

Birch Kuksa / Kasa

Hand carved drinking cup (Kuksa/Kasa) in Birch. The cup is just under six inches in length with a bowl diameter of three inches and a bowl depth of one and half inches, fully tooled/faceted exterior finish and smooth carved interior.
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Oct 16, 2013

Cherry Eating Spoon

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by Mark Emery - Countryman on Oct 15, 2013

Cherry Eating Spoon

Made this one for myself, hand carved from Cherry using the axe and knife and features a tooled finish, the photo shows the handle to bowl transition area as well as the cranked handle that has been carved out from a straight grained log to give t...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Oct 3, 2013

Cherry Serving Spoon

Cherry serving spoon carved in a Scandinavian style, spoon made for a commission we recently received, sanded finish and some simple carved decoration on the handle per the customers instruction.
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Oct 2, 2013

Hazel Eating Spoon

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by Mark Emery - Countryman on Sep 29, 2013

Hazel Spoons

Couple of Hazel spoon blanks that were roughed out in the woods today, will hopefully get them finished off later in the week.
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Sep 11, 2013

The Challenge

Last week whilst out on a nice long bimble with my old mucker Hugo from BCUK, we decided it was time for a challenge of sorts, nothing too strenuous though, the challenge we undertook was to each carve a spoon from the same branch. So i took t...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Sep 3, 2013

Sycamore Spoon

Sycamore spoon carved on commission, the brief was to carve a spoon in the style of the Medieval spoons i do, but to make it slightly larger, with a deeper bowl for use in a small cauldron. The spoon is seven and three quarter inches long (about...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Aug 22, 2013

Hazel Spoon

Got the Hazel spoon that i started last week finished off this afternoon, sanded finish for a change too.
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Aug 19, 2013

Hazel Spoon

Hazel spoon that i started on Wednesday whilst on a trip to the woods. Got the bowl hollowed out earlier today and a bit of meat taken away from the handle and underside of the bowl area, just waiting for it to dry now so i can get it finished off...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Aug 16, 2013

Sycamore Bowl

Worked some more on the Sycamore bowl ive been working on for some time today, i refined the interior of the bowl a bit with the gouges, although i still have work to do to get it to the finish i want,  i also sanded the exterior of the bowl down, t...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 31, 2013

Willow Bowl

Carved from Willow using traditional hand tools such as an adze and gouges, the bowl features a sanded exterior surface, but retains the tooling from it's manufacture on the inside surface, once complete the bowl was treated with a...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 30, 2013

Willow Bowl

Finished today, one Willow Bowl and i just don't like it, i have no idea what was going through my mind when i chose to sand it inside and out, but having spent ages sanding the thing down and going down through all those grits, yep, i decided it was...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Mar 29, 2013


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