Ebonised Spoon #2
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Eating spoon with faceted saddleback handle and flat facets on back of bowl.

Birch, 6 1/2 inches or 17cm long.… Read More

Ebonised Spoon #1
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Elegant ebonised eating spoon from birch. 6 1/2 inches or 17cm.

Faceted saddleback handle with moderate dolphin spoon styling.… Read More

Micro sloyd knife blade
Micro sloyd knife – 40mm
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By accepting the terms and conditions you are confirming that you are over 18 years old and will supply photo id on request.

EU customers please be aware that due to changes in import/export rules you may be required to make additional payment for customs charges and VAT on receipt. I have not had any reports of this happening as yet but it might, so I thought it best to warn you. Thank you.

A micro sloyd blade intended for finishing cuts and detailed carving, 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 fits perfectly into a 6.5mm hole and is 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 of 30 degrees, which keeps the bevel narrow and the blade as stiff. This blade has a narrow bevels and is designed for carving delicate details and tight concave curves.

The blade is about 40mm long and though it has a sharp point it is recommended you do not use this to drill or pry, just for cutting in line with the blade.

Note that one of the images shows it in comparison to the 60mm finishing blade, so you can see the difference.… Read More

Mini sloyd finishing knife
Small sloyd finishing knife – 60mm
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By accepting the terms and conditions you are confirming that you are over 18 years old and will supply photo id on request.

EU customers please be aware that due to changes in import/export rules you may be required to make additional payment for customs charges and VAT on reciept. I have not had any reports of this happening as yet but it might, so I thought it best to warn you. Thank you.

A small sloyd blade intended for finishing cuts, 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 perfectly fits into a 6.5mm hole and is 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 60mm long, they are hand forged so there’s a little variation. The blade has a distal taper, it is thinner towards the tip. This makes the bevel narrower at the tip 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.

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

Micro sloyd knife blade
Micro sloyd knife – 40mm
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By accepting the terms and conditions you are confirming that you are over 18 years old and will supply photo id on request.

Sorry, sold out for 2021. If you would like a knife please email me via the contact page to go on to the priority list for the next batch in early 2022. Thank you.

Micro sloyd blade intended for finishing cuts and detail carving, 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 fits perfectly into a 6.5mm hole and is 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 of 30 degrees, which keeps the bevel narrow and the blade as stiff. This blade has a narrow bevels and is designed for carving delicate details and tight concave curves.

The blade is just 40mm long and though it has a sharp point it is recommended you do not use this to drill or pry, just for cutting in line with the blade.

Note that one of the images shows it in comparison to the 60mm finishing blade, so you can see the difference.… Read More

Mini sloyd finishing knife
Small sloyd finishing knife – 60mm
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By accepting the terms and conditions you are confirming that you are over 18 years old and will supply photo id on request.

Sorry sold out for 2021. If you would like a knife please email me via the contact page to go on to the priority list for the next batch in early 2022. Thank you.

A small 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 perfectly fits into a 6.5mm hole and is 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 60mm long, they are hand forged so there’s a little variation. The blade has a distal taper, it is thinner towards the tip. This makes the bevel narrower at the tip 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.

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. 2021 DATES: Sunday 5th Dec – from 11am to 4pm or so. We have a WhatsApp group for announcements … Read More