For the past week or more, I have been watching various posts about the goings-on in Edale, Derbyshire – the 6th annual Spoonfest. https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/spoonfest/ I was lucky enough to attend last year, and it was a real highlight being there. Spoonfest, put on by Robin Wood and Barn the Spoon and their cadre of interns, volunteers and friends – is the inspiration and model for Greenwood Fest that I help with at Plymouth CRAFT.
so I’ve been thinking a lot about (& carving some) spoons lately. When I teach classes in it, I like to bring along spoons I’ve collected from friends and other carvers for inspiration. I didn’t get too many this year at Greenwood Fest – couldn’t keep up with the shoppers. But a week or so ago, I was at my desk when the email came in about JoJo Wood’s shop update. I didn’t bother scrolling through all the spoons – they could be sold by the time I did that. I found one I liked & ordered it. Got it! The little dipper carved in the handle…
Here’s JoJo’s –
And one I got this spring from Jögge Sundqvist.
Students always ask about where do you get this or that tool, and other references, resources etc for spoon carving. I have compiled a list, nowhere near comprehensive – of links and more that I can recommend. There are other sources out there, but I can’t keep up with them. I’ve given up trying. Formerly, I had posts about tool sources that included Country Workshops – Drew Langsner has now retired, and their tool-selling action is mostly going to be taken up through the Maine Coast Craft School…see below.
The Spoon, the Bowl & the Knife, Wille Sundqvist film. DVD.
Carving Wooden Spoons with Peter Follansbee, Lie-Nielsen DVD.
Jarrod Dahl, The Art of Spoon Carving, Popular Woodworking DVD
Jögge Sundqvist, Carving Swedish Woodenware, Taunton Press DVD, 1988
Wille Sundqvist, Swedish Carving Techniques, Taunton Press.
Barn Carder, aka Barn the Spoon, Spon – a Guide to Spoon Carving and the New Wood Culture.
Coming 2017, Jögge Sundqvist, Slojd in Wood – Lost Art Press
Del & Mary Stubbs, knives, etc. http://pinewoodforge.com/
Hans Karlsson & Svante Djarv tools: axes, knives, etc – through Maine Coast Craft School – http://www.mainecoastcraft.com/store.html
UK seller for HK tools – http://woodsmithexperience.co.uk/shop/category/hans-karlsson-tools/
Same for Svante Djarv – http://woodsmithexperience.co.uk/shop/category/svante-djarv/
Robin Wood’s spoon carving tools – http://wood-tools.co.uk/
Hans Karlsson website – http://www.klensmide.se/
Nic Westermann, blacksmith; knives, hatchets etc. – http://nicwestermann.co.uk
Jason Lonon -toolmaker http://www.jasonlonon.com/toolmaking.html
Reid Schwartz toolmaker http://www.reidschwartz.net/shop/