Small Sloyd Finishing Knives

There’s a batch of 20 knives available (1-Dec-2019) and some just blades for you to make your own handle. Please read the description of these knives before buying. They are not general purpose knives, they’re designed for finishing fine detail carving of spoons and other small items.

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    Mini sloyd finishing knife

    Small sloyd finishing knife

    By accepting the terms and conditions you are confirming that you are over 18 years old and will supply photo id on request.

     

    Mini sloyd blade shaped and sharpened by myself using the Hewn and Hone small knife jig. It is available with an elm handle and bark/wood strip sheath or as bare blade for you to handle yourself. The tang is 1/4 inch round bar so easy to fit into a 6.5mm drilled hole and secured with epoxy resin glue.

     

    Made from bearing steel, forged and heat treated by Nic Westermann. I use a Sorby ProEdge to refine the shape, establish the bevels and hone to a scary sharp edge. The bevels are symmetrical and flat with an edge angle is 25 degrees. The blade is between 58mm to 62mm long, these are hand forged so there’s a little variation. The blade is thinner towards the tip, allowing the bevel to be narrower to permit a tight concave surface to be carved without chatter. These are intended to be used for finishing cuts, kept super sharp and nick free so you can get a perfect knife finish on your work.

    Please note some of the images on this page show the finishing knife along side a Mora 106, this for you to get a clear idea of the comparative size of the blades and bevels.

    £35.00£60.00

Spoon Carving Courses

  • course gift voucher

    Course Gift Voucher £80 – give the gift of a craft course

    please note: my learn to carve courses are designed for adults, the person you are buying this voucher for must be 18 or older to attend a course. I make sometimes make an exception for a teenager with experience of using hand tools but you must agree this with me before buying them a gift voucher.

     

    If you would like to give someone the gift of a spoon carving course then buy them this gift voucher. Vouchers are valid for 1 year from when they’re purchased.

     

    When you buy a gift voucher I’ll create a unique code that can be used as a discount voucher in the checkout on this website. I’ll email you the code along with an image of a gift card. You can print the gift card to insert into a Christmas or Birthday card, or just forward the email.

     

    The person receiving the gift then visits this website to book a course for a date that suits them, they enter the voucher code and £80 is deducted from the cost allowing the course to be booked for free. Easy as that.

     

    Please allow me a day or so to send the email to you, I’ll always try my best to do it within 24 hours but sometimes I’m working away from a computer and it may take me a little longer to create the coupon and the card. – thanks.

     

    £80.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sat 15th Feb 2020 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – Nailsworth

    This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.

    For Feb 2020 I’ve decided to move the courses indoors for your (and my) comfort. r.

    To be held at Nailsworth Community Workshop, Nailsworth Subscription Rooms, Bath Road, Nailsworth, GL6 0HH. For more info about this excellent project see their website: Practical Intelligence

    To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see craftcourses.com

    Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axes and knives and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills and make a cooking or serving spoon to take home.

    All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to bring your own tools if you have them.

    From: 9.45am to 5.00pm. Tea, coffee and cake provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £80.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sun 16th Feb 2020 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – Nailsworth

    This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.

    For Feb 2020 I’ve decided to move the courses indoors for your (and my) comfort. r.

    To be held at Nailsworth Community Workshop, Nailsworth Subscription Rooms, Bath Road, Nailsworth, GL6 0HH. For more info about this excellent project see their website: Practical Intelligence

    To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see craftcourses.com

    Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axes and knives and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills and make a cooking or serving spoon to take home.

    All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to bring your own tools if you have them.

    From: 9.45am to 5.00pm. Tea, coffee and cake provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £80.00
  • spoon carving course

    Sat 21st March 2020 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers

    This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.

     

    To be held in the yurt at Days Cottage, Brookthorpe (just off A4173 between Stroud and Gloucester – postcode GL4 0UT).

     

    To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see my reviews page or here for more reviews at craftcourses.com

     

    Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axes and knives and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills and make a butter knife and a cooking or serving spoon to take home.

     

    All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to bring your own tools if you have them.

     

    From: 9.45am to 5.00pm. Teas, coffee, biscuits and flapjack provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £80.00
  • spoon carving course

    Sun 22nd March 2020 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers

    This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.

     

    To be held in the yurt at Days Cottage, Brookthorpe (just off A4173 between Stroud and Gloucester – postcode GL4 0UT).

     

    To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see my reviews page or here for more reviews at craftcourses.com

     

    Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axes and knives and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills and make a butter knife and a cooking or serving spoon to take home.

     

    All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to bring your own tools if you have them.

     

    From: 9.45am to 5.00pm. Teas, coffee, biscuits and flapjack provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £80.00
  • spoon carving course

    Sat 18th April 2020 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers

    This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.

     

    To be held in the yurt at Days Cottage, Brookthorpe (just off A4173 between Stroud and Gloucester – postcode GL4 0UT).

     

    To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see my reviews page or here for more reviews at craftcourses.com

     

    Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axes and knives and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills and make a butter knife and a cooking or serving spoon to take home.

     

    All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to bring your own tools if you have them.

     

    From: 9.45am to 5.00pm. Teas, coffee, biscuits and flapjack provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £80.00
  • spoon carving course

    Sun 19th April 2020 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers

    This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.

     

    To be held in the yurt at Days Cottage, Brookthorpe (just off A4173 between Stroud and Gloucester – postcode GL4 0UT).

     

    To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see my reviews page or here for more reviews at craftcourses.com

     

    Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axes and knives and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills and make a butter knife and a cooking or serving spoon to take home.

     

    All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to bring your own tools if you have them.

     

    From: 9.45am to 5.00pm. Teas, coffee, biscuits and flapjack provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £80.00

More dates for Autumn being planned at Days Cottage, Brookthorpe, Gloucestershire.

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Spoons for Sale

Those below are just a taster, for the full selection click here - for more spoons

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    Lavascoop – alder & milk paint

    Length: 9cm (3 1/2 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 4.5cm
    Capacity: 1 tablespoon (approx)
    Finish: milk paint and hemp seed oil

    A alder scoop that’s like a mini kuksa. It sits slightly laid back on its base and the bottom of the handle. It’s equally at home living in your coffe caddy or displayed on a kitchen shelf.

    The measure if pretty close to a table spoon. It’s a wee thing but just big enough for a medicinal nip of whisky if you should choose.

    I don’t recommend using for hot drinks – it might be fine but I’ve not done extensive testing and too many expresso may become a problem.

    Please note the blue and white version is called seascoop and you’ll find that elsewhere on this website.

    £30.00
  • Seascoop – alder & milk paint

    Length: 9cm (3 1/2 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 4.5cm
    Capacity: 1 tablespoon (approx)
    Finish: milk paint and hemp seed oil

    A alder scoop that’s like a mini kuksa. It sits slightly laid back on its base and the bottom of the handle. It’s equally at home living in your coffe caddy or displayed on a kitchen shelf.

    The measure if pretty close to a table spoon. It’s a wee thing but just big enough for a medicinal nip of whisky if you should choose.

    I don’t recommend using for hot drinks – it might be fine but I’ve not done extensive testing and too many expresso may become a problem.

    This blue and white version is a companion to the seaspoon and insired by ripples on the beach and in the sea at Llangrannog in Cardigan Bay.

    £30.00

There’s more click here to see more spoons for sale

Dave Cockcroft and his Llangrannog armchair
Dave Cockcroft and his Llangrannog armchair

Chair Making

I make a range of Welsh Stick Chairs. These are made from green wood using traditional techniques and hand tools.