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  • Robin Wood, Author at Robin Wood
    Robin Wood on December 23 2015 in bowls and bowlturning Nearly three years ago I was visited by a lovely chap by the name of Rob Penn He was fascinated by trees and was on an interesting journey He had had an ash tree felled and was trying to get as many things as possible made from the one tree He was planning a book Continue Reading 1 Black Friday By Robin Wood on November 27 2015 in bowls and bowlturning philosophy How can a maker rebel against the worst excesses of consumerism yet still make a living from making and selling stuff This is a dilemma I struggle with The Western world is too full of stuff most of it produced in far off lands with working conditions and environmental practices we outlawed years ago Most Continue Reading 12 Sharing craft at North House Folk School By Robin Wood on November 25 2015 in courses traditional craft North House Folk School is a very special place I taught a course here last year and was delighted to be asked back to share my knowledge of bowlturning and take part in the fresh cut symposium I was so busy teaching I don t seem to have many photos so these are just a small Continue Reading 1 Birch bark canoe trip to the boundary waters By Robin Wood on November 17 2015 in bushcraft philosophy Uncategorized Last year I helped my friend Jarrod Stone Dahl build a birch bark canoe it was quite simply one of the highlights of my traditional woodworking life We only had about an hour with it on the water though and part of the dream was always to paddle a canoe in a proper wilderness area Continue Reading 6 fantastic video of foot powered bowl

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  • bowls and bowlturning Archives - Robin Wood
    2015 in bowls and bowlturning courses other woodwork In just over a months time I ll be heading for the USA to teach at the amazing North House Folk School I am teaching two three day courses which are already fully booked but also there is a full weekend of activities as part of the Fresh Cut conference It promises to be an inspirational Continue Reading 1 Haddon Hall show preview By Robin Wood on September 5 2015 in bowls and bowlturning Japanese woodworking Uncategorized wooden bowl carving So four months work are coming to fruition with the opening of my first ever show This marks 20 years as a full time woodworker and it has been a very interesting process Most interesting has been the challenge to create something new to fit in to an environment that I have admired for 25 Continue Reading 5 new work By Robin Wood on July 22 2014 in bowls and bowlturning quaich Some exciting new bowls including replica Neolithic woodwork for Stone Henge Visitor Centre Been too busy making and getting ready for SPOONFEST to update the blog but here are a few pics of new work Three quaichs just finished silver rims and sycamore bowls perfect for the discerning whisky drinker The first one went off in Continue Reading 6 The woodturner in Hole and Corner Magazine By Robin Wood on July 6 2014 in bowls and bowlturning You probably won t have heard of Hole and Corner magazine yet it is a new venture by a team of dedicated folk interested in things that are made better They say Hole Corner is a magazine about people who spend more time doing than talking for whom content is more important than style people whose Continue Reading 2 Milk paint wooden bowls

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  • fantastic video of foot powered bowl turning in China - Robin Wood
    I love the what would youcall it throne that the guy is sitting on while powering his mill I want one for my driveway Reply marten r james October 1 2015 at 9 31 am Fantastic to see footage from China where the craftsmen are using the old and original techniques Reply Lieuwe October 1 2015 at 10 01 am Amazing Nice alternative to the pole lathe maybe Reply Jerry Palmer October 1 2015 at 9 47 pm Wonderful I could feel my worries just fade while I watched that piece Thanks Reply Steve Place October 2 2015 at 2 58 pm Great video Rob I love to see the light through the bowls Reply Kim Schoonover October 3 2015 at 2 03 pm Kool Reply curt seeliger October 11 2015 at 5 28 pm Wow I am not used to having my mind blown every few seconds Beautifully composed information thank you for sharing this with us Reply John Torchick October 13 2015 at 11 13 am Amazing Why do we need all the stuff piled up in our shop to turn a simple bowl Reply Rudy Berg October 16 2015 at 5 08 am An elegant economical film about a similarly elegant process Thanks for sharing this Reply Andrew De Lisle October 23 2015 at 6 58 pm Great film I seem to recall Joseph Moxon in his book Mechanick Exercises alluding to a similar chuck for turning at bowls and boxes I always wondered if it really worked and clearly it does Reply Olivo November 3 2015 at 5 53 pm Gorgeous and the most beautiful thing for me is the sound mixed with the silence Thanks Reply Mike November 10 2015 at 12 47 am Absolutely gorgeous and the joy he expressed watching his apprentice get it Reply CertainRaiser November 23 2015 at 11 51 am Really cool video It made me want to go to China to tell the truth I write about this country It s very sophisticated Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Name required Email will not be published required Comment Search Blog Posts News and social media My newsletter has updates on new products courses and events Sign up here Latest blog posts Creative goodness The story of a spoon Spooncarving knife making in Sheffield Do what you love The Man Who Made Things From Trees me on Radio 4 Featured blog posts How to price craft work business advice for craftspeople Which is the best spoon carving knife hook knife any fool can make something more complex but it takes real genius to make things simple again building the world s most iconic viking ship part 1 Welsh love spoons and cawl spoons how to make a new axe handle What is the best knife for wood carving and whittling which is the best axe for carving bushcraft general use how to carve wooden bowls what is the best oil for treating wood Past posts Past posts

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  • Teaching and learning in the USA - Robin Wood
    those parts If you have not been before then it is worth signing up just to visit North House read about my last visit here It is a place I would fly across an ocean to spend time at Get your ticket here You may also like to read Creative goodness The Man Who Made Things From Trees me on Radio 4 Black Friday Sharing craft at North House Folk School Haddon Hall show preview Heading to the USA One Response to Teaching and learning in the USA Mark Angelini September 9 2015 at 3 41 am I m in the first workshop of yours and incredibly excited to be there and learn as much as I can as well as experience the place Looking forward to meeting you and getting stuck into bowl turning A fun new chapter to explore See you there Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Name required Email will not be published required Comment Search Blog Posts News and social media My newsletter has updates on new products courses and events Sign up here Latest blog posts Creative goodness The story of a spoon Spooncarving knife making in Sheffield Do what you love The Man Who Made Things From Trees me on Radio 4 Featured blog posts How to price craft work business advice for craftspeople Which is the best spoon carving knife hook knife any fool can make something more complex but it takes real genius to make things simple again building the world s most iconic viking ship part 1 Welsh love spoons and cawl spoons how to make a new axe handle What is the best knife for wood carving and whittling which is the best axe for carving bushcraft general use how to carve wooden bowls what is

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  • films Archives - Robin Wood
    tools I often get asked how to sharpen a hook knife for spooncarving so have had a video made It uses cheap simple tools including something that may surprise you for the inside of the hook Hope you find it useful Continue Reading 5 How to sharpen an axe By Robin Wood on February 9 2015 in axes films spoon carving woodworking tools I have just made some new videos for youtube starting with how to sharpen an axe hope you find it useful thanks to Sophie Standford for the filming and editing Continue Reading 2 What is better than perfect By Robin Wood on January 16 2015 in films philosophy This is just a great 91 seconds on the philosophy of creativity listen to this guy and feel better about the work you do He seems like an inspiring guy check out more of his work here Continue Reading 2 Film about one of Britain s greatest living potters By Robin Wood on September 21 2014 in films other craftspeople Here is a new film about Clive Bowen one of Britain s greatest living potters enjoy Continue Reading 1 Astonishing film about making By Robin Wood on September 10 2014 in films other craftspeople Uncategorized This film is an absolute gem On the surface it is quite simply about the making of ballet shoes but it goes so much deeper The deep and passionate relationship through an object that links a hard working maker to the ethereal world of the ballet Continue Reading 3 skilled work By Robin Wood on April 17 2014 in films philosophy Uncategorized I just came across this short film on the internet and wanted to share it I love seeing work done well can you imagine what a mess it would be possible to

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  • spoon carving Archives - Robin Wood
    I Continue Reading 12 How to use a hook knife to carve the bowl of a spoon By Robin Wood on February 9 2015 in films knives spoon carving Uncategorized woodworking tools I make hook knives for spooncarving and teach how to use them on courses so thought it might be useful for folk to have a video of how I use a hook knife to carve the bowl of a spoon I have broken the various grips I use into three basic grips which form a Continue Reading 0 How to sharpen a hook knife for spooncarving By Robin Wood on February 9 2015 in films knives spoon carving Uncategorized woodworking tools I often get asked how to sharpen a hook knife for spooncarving so have had a video made It uses cheap simple tools including something that may surprise you for the inside of the hook Hope you find it useful Continue Reading 5 How to sharpen an axe By Robin Wood on February 9 2015 in axes films spoon carving woodworking tools I have just made some new videos for youtube starting with how to sharpen an axe hope you find it useful thanks to Sophie Standford for the filming and editing Continue Reading 2 new spoons and old spoons By Robin Wood on October 27 2014 in spoon carving Today I am sending off a set of cherry eating spoons This Galician spoon has been my favourite style eating spoon since I was inspired by an old spoon in a museum in Spain 5 years ago and these spoons I posted last week They were made for the new Stone Henge visitor centre and Continue Reading 0 Milk paint wooden bowls and the spoon gathering By Robin Wood on June 12 2014 in bowls and bowlturning

    Original URL path: http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/category/spoon-carving/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Spoon carving tools giveaway competition - Robin Wood
    straight away they are all saved and will all appear when I am back at the computer You may also like to read The story of a spoon Spooncarving knife making in Sheffield Grinding an axe the Sheffield way Gransfors bruks carving axe wildlife hatchet and Robin Wood carving axe compared Gransfors bruks carving axe wildlife hatchet and Robin Wood carving axe compared Grinding an axe the Sheffield way 1 035 Responses to Spoon carving tools giveaway competition Spencer Ede February 17 2015 at 8 11 pm I figured if I m going to man up and carve my wife a spoon I d better do it in style Mark Robertson February 17 2015 at 8 28 pm Looks like an amazing set Fingers crossed Erik Fries February 17 2015 at 8 32 pm Awesome kit Thanks for the contest Cameron Barnes February 17 2015 at 8 44 pm Just found this post and just in the nick of time I m a woodworker in Cape Town and can t find any spoon carving tools in South Africa I ve tried my hand at basic bodging with ancient drawknives but would love to get into other greenwood practices and techniques I would really love to win this set to get me started Hope I made the cut off Thanks Cameron Daniel Hinckley February 17 2015 at 8 46 pm Beautiful kit wish I had one Matt Southward February 17 2015 at 8 56 pm 1000 responses wow that s impressive It makes the odds a little low though I m glad the kit which looks terrific has created such interest Fingers crossed john paul floyd February 17 2015 at 9 21 pm you work is inspiring and i would be honored to have a chance to learn the craft with your tools Thank you for the opportunity Brent Diekmann February 17 2015 at 10 23 pm I wish I could have seen your presentation at the North House Folk School last summer I think you work is outstanding I would like to give spoon carving a try Maria Klemperer Johnson February 17 2015 at 10 27 pm This is great I m looking forward to learning spoon carving Michael February 17 2015 at 10 46 pm What a great set and competition Good luck to all Charlie February 17 2015 at 11 07 pm With odds of 1000 1 and nothing to lose is spooncarving the future Maybe just maybe Thank you for the opportunity christopher February 17 2015 at 11 16 pm beautiful set will be very handy to someone Arturo February 17 2015 at 11 50 pm My first comment must have not gone through looks like time almost up All aboard Older Comments Search Blog Posts News and social media My newsletter has updates on new products courses and events Sign up here Latest blog posts Creative goodness The story of a spoon Spooncarving knife making in Sheffield Do what you love The Man Who Made Things

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  • Gransfors bruks carving axe, wildlife hatchet and Robin Wood carving axe compared - Robin Wood
    as myself Reply Robin Wood January 19 2016 at 2 44 pm Daniel it is not a question of cost it is a question of nobody forging axe heads in the UK other than a few smiths forging individual heads for over 100 head only I am hoping that I will eventually be able to encourage someone to restart drop forging heads in the UK Reply Brenda Dawn Linney December 8 2015 at 5 47 pm very nice I want one Reply Ross December 11 2015 at 10 27 pm I have a couple of these axes and use them every chance I get for carving Weight is a matter of opinion but I find the weight absolutely perfect for my use I also very much appreciate the cheaper price that s why I could buy two and it is ca bing sharp out of the box I d carry it camping except for the smalller reprofiled hatchet that already fills that spot Excellent product and better service from Robin Highly recommended Reply Duncan February 9 2016 at 6 32 am Hi is it really OK to hammer a forged axe I thought it could lead to head loosening Even banging wooden pegs into the ground is sometimes depicted as a no no in some axe manufacturer s product information as I recall vaguely Reply Robin Wood February 18 2016 at 9 26 pm It s absolutely OK to hammer on the poll with a wooden maul Reply John February 17 2016 at 10 20 am Hello This looks be ideal little axe can I ask is there a sheath with it and is it possible get slightly longer handle Reply Robin Wood February 18 2016 at 9 25 pm There is no sheath and there is no choice of handles Reply Bondo February 22 2016 at 8 29 pm Are your carving axe s single bevel Thank you Reply Robin Wood March 6 2016 at 9 20 pm They are not a side axe if that is what you mean they have a bevel each side meeting in the centre They are symmetrical so cam be used by right or left handers Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Name required Email will not be published required Comment Search Blog Posts News and social media My newsletter has updates on new products courses and events Sign up here Latest blog posts Creative goodness The story of a spoon Spooncarving knife making in Sheffield Do what you love The Man Who Made Things From Trees me on Radio 4 Featured blog posts How to price craft work business advice for craftspeople Which is the best spoon carving knife hook knife any fool can make something more complex but it takes real genius to make things simple again building the world s most iconic viking ship part 1 Welsh love spoons and cawl spoons how to make a new axe handle What is the best knife for wood carving

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