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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!

18 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this, Barn. I'd be very interested in spoon design videos.

    Bob

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  2. Thank you for posting this. At times I struggle with how certain cuts are done or just like to see how others deal with issue.

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  3. Thanks very much for sharing that video! I have been trying to work out how to get that graceful curve to the top edge of the bowl, this helps tremendously. Also, it is very helpful to see the spoon rotated, helps me understand more than the static pictures.

    Do you crown the top of the bowl side to side in order to account for the bowl cupping more, so it will end up being quite flat when viewed from the tip of the bowl?

    I eagerly anticipate future videos, I'm re-reading Sundqvist's book now, trying to get beyond the plateau I seem to have hit recently in developing a really elegant spoon.

    Also, after seeing how easily you create a really smooth interior with that big open hook I find myself desiring one quite fiercely. That is one of my biggest battles; achieving a smooth finish on the inside of the bowl without sanding.

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    1. Hi Simon,

      After a workshop with Barn I had a go at making a copy of that hook, and have to say the symmetrical curve and long handle are brilliant.

      Almost feels a little like cheating.

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    2. not cheating! just makes sense for the majority of spoons i make, i am also a very big fan of Fritiof Runhall's solution to bowl hollowing. Symmetrical blade truly is a joy to use and it does leave a lovely smooth finish, i'm hoping to have some on sale on my advance courses if i've got time.

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  4. Always good to watch you carving. Keep up the great work. All the best
    Sean

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  5. very helpful - and which model of axe is that ? do you always use it?

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  6. Great video, thanks Barn!

    Looking forward to the next workshop.

    After you showed me how to make these on the last workshop I have made them in all kinds of sizes. Tiny ones for the kids and a large one that is my favourite cooking spoon.

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    1. Good work George, i hope you bring a wide selection to the course, looking forward to it.

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  7. Fantastic! How many spoons did you make before you became so fluid? I'm amazed and jealous of your Twca Cam! Love to watch you carve and I learn something new from each video!

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  8. Quality carving by a real pro - it looks so easy! Thanks for sharing

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  9. Hey folks thanks for kind messages, the axe is a GB wildlife hatchet which is a ridiculously nice axe and when travelling around is the one i tend to grab, unfortunately it has a massive chip in it :( (don't ask how because it's embarassing) you should be able to see the teeth marks on the spoon blank. Simon the bowl is dished to make it more comfortable to eat from.

    Spoon on cousins.

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  10. Thanks v.much for sharing.

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  11. Hi Barn

    Fantastic video, the bit where you get the angle on from the handle in to the bowl by cross cutting with the axe was a great help to see. Is this video going to appear on Youtube at any stage? I can only normally follow you on my smart phone and the videos won't play!!!

    I saw you on Whiteladies road with your spoons, unfortuately I hadn't 'dicovered' your blog or videos at that stage.

    Thanks again

    Leo

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  12. New to spooning (just one under my belt so far - it has been a busy week) but thanks for sharing this info and to Chris for making the video. When you make it look easy, that's when you are getting on.

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