Discussion in 'Survival and Wilderness Skills' started by Strigidae, Dec 21, 2016.
Well now I need to try one.....
Yesss! That gibson carving axe is fantastic.
What type of wood is that carved from? The grain pattern is gorgeous, nice work.
Apple. I guess its spalted.
@Strigidae sweet job and that wood is awesome also
Thank you gentlemen. Much appreciated.
A couple of progress shots. Learned from James to use your axe as long as possible. All early batoning down was done with the gibson axe. I used a silky saw to make the first two cuts of the blank log.
@Strigidae thank you for those shots. As I am new to making things I got to that point where you were at and was like wow this is horrible haha. But I’m glad to see I was still on the right track. I should be starting another this week!
Oh yeah they can look pretty hideous. The trick is getting “the crank” as James calls it. That drop down into the cup of the spoon and the angle back to parallel at the handle. Straight spoons are much easier!!
Coffee scoop. Not as thin as i wanted but its close.
You did all that with just the carving ax?!
I was wondering the same that came out awesome
Not a chance. The carving axe does the majority of the work to get the blank as close as you can to being ready to sculpt down. No one wants to spend a day whittling when an axe could do the work in a few minutes.
Youll need an axe, carving knife and a spoon knife. And patience. And time.
There is also burn bowl methods too. Many ways.
Thanks, always been curious about that.
Trying my hand at a kuksa. Thats the last bit of apple wood that needs to get carved. So far i enjoy working with apple.
Well, my cedar sauce spoon sheared off so I returned my time to this piece of wood. I've been working it for a while towards a cup. I think it's walnut. The guy who gave it to me said that it was used to make veneers with. Any how, it's a lot harder to carve than cedar, birch, or pear. I've been using my H&B Camp Hawk to rough it out and my RB3 to soften the corners and do finer shaping. I'm gonna give my forearms and fingers a break for the day, lol! I hope you all and your loved ones are staying in good health with this coronavirus outbreak.