Blog Posts - Carving Course



Willow Spoon

Got this eating spoon in Willow finished off today, it's taken a few days to dry since i initially roughed carved it, as the wood was incredibly wet being fresh cut just a few weeks ago.  The wood has some lovely patterning in it, which will hope...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Feb 11, 2013

Sunday Spoon

Small eating spoon made from Magnolia, this one has a wonderful cranked handle shape, which unfortunately, you cant really see in the photo, ive left this one fairly plain as the spalting in the wood is showing off some amazing grain patterns which w...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Feb 10, 2013

Saturday Serving Spoon

Finished off one of the larger spoons i made a start on the other day today, it's made from Willow and features my now much favoured tooled finish. The photo shows the nearly completed spoon with a two pence piece for scale along side it, ive added a...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Feb 9, 2013

Tuesday Spoonage

Just a few of the spoon blanks i roughed out this afternoon, all of these when finished will go up for sale at the shows i have coming up soon, from the top the woods used are,Willow, Willow, Hawthorn, Magnolia, Magnolia & Willow, now i just need...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Feb 5, 2013

Sunday Spoonage

Couple of large cooking / serving spoons made from Willow, the two pence piece is for scale. The lower one of the two spoons i roughed out with the axe yesterday and today i carved out the bowl, along with the all the other spoon blanks i made yes...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Feb 3, 2013

Saturday Spoonage

Made a start on a few more spoons to go into stock this afternoon, all are rough carved from Willow and still need to have the bowls carved out. There are a few spoon types here, including the big cooking spoon, the others are a mix of cooking and...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Feb 2, 2013

Willow Spoon

Making a few spoons yesterday has certainly renewed my enthusiasm to carve a few more,  that and the fact that i need to rebuild my stock of them for some shows i have coming up. The spoon pictured is one of four i made earlier today, but only on...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Jan 28, 2013

Sunday Spoonage

It's been a little while since i carved a spoon, so i rectified that today and sat down for a few hours and carved some spoons, the three pictured took me about thee and half hours to do, as per normal the spoon blanks are rough shaped using the axe...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Jan 27, 2013

Hawthorn Spoon

Latest Hawthorn spoon, carved from the opposing piece of wood to the First Spoon of 2013. The spoon was roughed out with the axe and then finished off with a tooled finish using my Ben Orford Pick knives, the spoon is currently drying off as the w...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Jan 6, 2013

What To Make......

With this lovely bit of Hawthorn?. No, i didn't fell the tree just to get this, it was a tree that had been previously taken down for no apparent reason by a load of yobs and left where it fell, so, i figured id save as much of the timber as i co...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Jan 5, 2013

First One

Well, having made a post about my last spoon of 2012, it's only fitting i make a post about my first spoon of 2013 i suppose?. I roughed this out from a piece of Hawthorn with the axe whilst on a day out in woods today, i still have a fair way to...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Jan 4, 2013

Last One of 2012

The last spoon of the year, well i suppose it's more of a cross between a spoon and a small ladle in reality, still, it's the last spoon i shall carve in 2012. The spoon is made from some Beech that i collected a few weeks back and at the moment i...
by Mark Emery - Countryman on Dec 30, 2012


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