Carving a spoon from a piece of firewood with just an axe and knife– The first 100 people to go to https://www.blinkist.com/anne are going to get unlimited access for 1 week to try it out. You’ll also get 25% off if you want the full membership
I found a piece of walnut firewood at my friend and woodworking craftsman Greg Pennington (the windsor chairmaker)’s house and decided to turn his firewood into treasure, a handmade spoon. Using an axe and a knife, I carved him a hand made kitchen utensil in the form of a butter (or nutella) paddle. I love spoon carving because it’s a great way to learn SO much about woodworking even without a woodworking workshop, a whole shop full of woodworking tools, or a whole lot of time. Carving green wood with an axe and sloyd knife is not nearly as intimidating as it seems, especially after a little practice, and wood carving is definitely oddly satisfying! Carving is one element of primitive living and bushcraft skills that you can take anywhere. Carving green wood makes for a very relaxing afternoon, the sounds of the axe and knife can be really hypnotic. Get your own daily woodworking asmr by learning to carve! This is a great easy woodworking gift or weekend diy project!
Check out my spoon carving series and get some carving tips and tricks for beginners and learn how to sharpen carving tools. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWNVttqlY0tW4lZmAbLvDKa-OzRtHRuv0
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I’m Anne of All Trades. In NASHVILLE, I have a woodworking, blacksmithing and fabrication shop, a selection of furry friends, and an organic farm. Whether you’ve got the knowledge, tools, time or space to do the things you’ve always wanted to do, everything is “figureoutable.” I became “Anne of All Trades” out of necessity. With no background in farming or making things, I wanted to learn to raise my own food, fix things when they break, and build the things I need. 8 years ago I got my first pet, planted my first seed and picked up my first tool. Get a better roadmap of how to grow deep roots and live the life you want subscribing to this channel and look for NEW VIDEOS EVERY WEEK!
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My goal is to learn and share traditional techniques and skills while showing my peers how to get from where they are to where they want to go, how to do the things they are passionate about, and what can be done TODAY to engage their own community and grow deep roots. Whether it’s carving spoons, making my own hand tools, restoring my antique truck or growing heirloom tomatoes, the farm and workshop definitely keep me busy and support- whether financially through Patreon, through shopping my affiliate links, through buying merchandise, plans or project videos, or even just liking, commenting, and sharing my content with others helps me GREATLY to keep producing quality content to share.
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