Funny how easy it is to neglect your blog. I love reading and learning from others and feel it is important to contribute – even just a little. Here is a picture of a small stool I recently made. If you troll back to the beginning of my blog you may find a shaving horse in walnut. It gave up the ghost several years ago, but I kept the legs. I finally recycled then into a small stool. The legs are walnut and the base is Myrtle. It was a quick and easy project and it now serves as a plant stand for a Rosemary plant. All hand tools including the beading around the top.
I have several more posts queued up including my folding workbench (Roy Underhill style), a pole lather with no pole, and last but not least is my toolbox. It will never be a master pieces, but all of my anarchist tools fit within easy reach….. I am hoping to do a short video on my tool box. I really like seeing others tools and why they use them.
My wood supply is getting very low as winter sets in. I did some. Volunteer work at Spring Prairie this fall removing small tress from a new track of prairie. I managed to acquire some Locust. Yes the kind with thorns. The wood was not my favorite to carve as it had that chunky feeling. I am still pleased with the spoons and the lovely milky yellow color. $25 dollars each plus about 8 in shipping in the US if any one needs a gift or two.
Here is another batch of summer spoons. Some got away early before I could snap pics. The top is Service berry and has a chipped carved handle. The right is cherry and has a deep bowl for serving soup or stew. On the left is buckthorn and finally the bottom spoon is again cherry. It fancies a textured bowl and flower carvings on the handle. Enjoy.
I am a much better carver then blog steward. I see my last post was in May. Rest assured I have not stopped carving. I spent a week this summer trenching (teaching) at the Lake Superior Traditional Ways Gathering. This year I brought a couple of shaving horses and taught my tulip salad tongs. About 10 people were successful from start to finish. I had crab apple and ash blanks. We used a draw knife to rough out the shapes and then a spokeshave and knives to create the finishedy product. I was happy with the results. He are a few pics. I Carved a ball in cage on one of them. I sure respect that now as I cut myself twice on that little bugger.