Mini sloyd finishing knife
Small sloyd finishing knife
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Sorry folks I’m out of stock, next batch will likely be late July. Email or msg me to go on the priority list – Thanks.

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Mini sloyd blade shaped and sharpened by myself using the Hewn and Hone small knife jig. It is available with an handle of elm or oak 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 about 60mm 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 the tip is very fine and not to be used for prying or drilling as it will likely bend or break.

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.… Read More

Dave The Blogger
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OK so I’ve been meaning to start blogging for ages, so here goes. A blog about spoons and chairs and other things made from green wood using traditional methods and (mostly) hand tools.

Painting Spoons Video
Painting Spoons – using milk paint
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At Spoonfest I sat down with Tom Hepworth from The Greenwood Guild and made a video about painting spoons with milk paint. Towards the end there’s a brief introduction to the magical process of ebonising. It’s available at spoonclub.co.uk and … Read More

Gloucestershire & friends Spoon Club
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The Gloucestershire Spoon Club runs on the first Sunday of each month at The Woodyard near Tetbury – see directions below. Please get in touch with me so I know you’re coming along – although we can accommodate a reasonable … Read More

Fruitwood Spoons
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Featured fruit woods are my very favorite woods to carve and I always get a little bit excited when I get my hands on a nice piece. All sorts of dark reds hues and deep browns can be found in … Read More

Coffee Scoops
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These cute little faceted scoops are approximately 1 tablespoon capacity. They’re designed to live in your coffee jar and bring a little moment of joy each morning when you’re preparing the perfect cup. Though I do know a few folks … Read More

Cotinus eating spoon #33
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Cotinus is also known as Smoke Bush or Venetian Sumac.

Length: 17cm  (6 3/4 inches)
Bowl width: 4.5cm
Bowl length: 6cm
Finish: hemp seed oil

A quirky crook eating spoon with ample crank and an unusual bowl shape (for me). The crank is actually a bit far back in the neck but it’s got striking grain pattern and will shovel food just fine.

I had limited supply of Cotinus, they’re all either sold or for sale on this site – when they’re gone they’re gone.… Read More

Cotinus coffee scoop
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This is a one off, unique, one and only cotinus coffee scoop with ebonised handle. Around a table spoon in size this little beaut will look great hiding in your coffee or jar or even used to the occasional medicinal nip of whisky.… Read More

Cotinus Spoons
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Cotinus is commonly called Smoke Bush, it’s a garden shrub and I was lucky to get hold of a big one that was damaged by storms earlier this year. Also called Venetian Sumac it is very yellow when fresh cut … Read More

Cotinus eating spoon #26
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Cotinus is also known as Smoke Bush or Venetian Sumac.

Length: 17cm  (6 3/4 inches)
Bowl width: 4.6cm
Bowl length: 6cm
Finish: hemp seed oil

A elegant right handed eating spoon with a dolphin profile and interesting grain pattern on the handle.

I had limited supply of Cotinus, they’re all either sold or for sale on this site – when they’re gone they’re gone.… Read More