Spoon Carving with Peter Follansbee

SPOON CARVING with PETER FOLLANSBEE & ELIA BIZZARRI,
Pt. 1: HEWING THE BLANK 

Part one of this 2-part class looks at axe work in hewing the general shape of a cooking/serving spoon. We talk about wood selection and look at axe shapes. Follansbee quickly demonstrates the techniques he uses to create the general shape of the spoon prior to knife work, then Elia does the process under Follansbee’s watchful eye. Plus a Q&A session. $20 suggested purchase price.

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SPOON CARVING with PETER FOLLANSBEE & ELIA BIZZARRI,
Pt. 2: KNIFE WORK

We look at a couple different knives; a straight “sloyd/slojd” knife (most folks use a Morakniv #106) and a hook knife. Then we follow through with various knife techniques that come into play as we refine the shape of the spoon. Plus a Q&A session. $20 suggested purchase price.

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“That spoon carving video blew me away. You all need a TV show. I love the format, it worked really, really well I believe. There were good closeups and I liked how Curtis was watching the work and visible right there. It was quite meta.”
– Adam Tracy

A lot of tech: Four video cameras, a micro video camera, ATEM mini pro video switch, OBS broadcasting software, production lighting. Ian Strickland & John Parkinson, videographers; Roy Underhill, part-time videographer; Seth Elliott, moderator

GREENWOOD VIDEO EXCERPTS

Contolling a Split with a Froe

Choosing Splitting Wedges

Attaching a Froe Handle

SPOON CARVING with CURTIS BUCHANAN EXCERPTS

Steam Bending a Spoon Blank

Using a Drawknife to Carve a Spoon

A Hollow-Grinding Jig for Sloyd Knives