I just stumbled upon this old Folkstreams video for the second time – it’s well worth watching. A poplar or basswood log and five tools: scribe, ax, adz, drawknife and a knife. No work-holding devices, but a neat way to hold the shovel using his feet and legs. That old man could work.
I spent last weekend visiting Curtis Buchanan. His shop looks pretty anytime of year, but snow never hurts:
I’ll be posting photos of our spoon-carving and pitchfork-making adventures soon.