Thursday, May 12, 2022

Long Spoon


On the principle that there can never be too many spoons, I made another spoon, out of a bit of rimu this time.

It's quite a long spoon at 420mm, but probably still not long enough to safely sup with the devil. However, my experience in that area is pretty limited.

Chaos Critter Doodle


This sort of thing is mindlessly recreational. It requires not much brain, since it's not representing anything recognisable, and there can be no mistakes really, since any and every little scribble can be absorbed somehow.

It's the essence of doodling.

Thursday, May 5, 2022



Since I had nothing much else to do, I made a spoon from a scrap of some unidentified wood.

It's about 170mm long and 70mm wide.

One of these days I must get around to making myself a round-ended scraper for smoothing out the bowls of things like this. But it is not this day.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Copper ferruled handle


I turned this little oak handle from a scrap fished out of the rubbish for no particular reason but to experiment with using some 15mm copper tube as a ferrule. It works pretty well for small pieces like this.

I might find a use for it some day, but it would be no good as a general purpose chisel handle or the like — the piece of oak has some pretty serious checking going on, so it probably wouldn't survive much mallet work. It might be okay for a paring chisel that wouldn't get much walloping. I don't have a suitable blade right now, but you never know what might turn up.

It's about 140mm long.


I put a chainsaw file in it.

Maybe it would have been a better idea to get a file that fits my actual chainsaw blade, but I'm not one to truckle to The Man like that.