Friday, 2 January 2015

Carving with my brothers

Richard's lightning fast axe work
As Richard mentioned in an earlier post, last Monday He and I, along with our brother Eden, spent the day carving together and chatting. It was a bit cold and frosty outside, so we took over Richard's kitchen.
Eden taking things slowly
I can probably count on my fingers the times that we've got together to carve and this is something that I definitely want to do more of this year. Richard had the idea that we all carve the same type of spoon, so he gave us one of his cooking spoons to copy.

Our collection of spoons
Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures until the end of the day. I was too busy enjoying myself.

Richard's customised Mora 106
A wooden case for Richard's Robin Wood spoon knife


  1. I like the way the spoon design of that cocking spoon evolved from the shape Richard spotted in my very first blog post.
    I hope you will enjoy many more carving sessions together.

    1. Hi Frederik, I wasn't aware that Richard took the design idea from you, but I've just checked out your blog and I can definitely see it, especially on the back of the spoon (which I forgot to take a picture of). So thanks for the inspiration. Your blog is fantastic! The photographs look very professional. I just wish I spoke German.

    2. Hi Julian, I wouln´t exactly call it "taking from me". What Richard did was what I hope every one of us creating things does. Seeing something you like and evolve it into a thing of your own.
      And now after you got "Schnitzen" you will have to learn German ;-)

    3. Hi Frederik,
      It's so cool that you still recognise your initial design. It was way back in 2013 I first felt inspired by your spoon
      and I have made many in this style since, simple and elegant. Thanks again for being so generous with your craft.