spoons and spoons

Some help on spoon carving.

Peter Follansbee, joiner's notes

As you might have noticed, I haven’t written much lately. well, not here anyway. Been finishing some articles, one for American Furniture and some for Popular Woodworking Magazine. That, plus the awful heat here have conspired to keep me from the blog. It’s not cooler yet, but I did get a few pictures of this and that.

As some of you know, I am looking forward to carving Swedish-style spoons this summer in Jogge Sundqvist’s class at Country Workshops (www.countryworkshops.org) –


but sometimes in my day job I need to carve spoons that represent those used by English settlers in Plymouth c. 1627. I know just about nothing of the spoons used then, other than having seen a few at the Mary Rose years ago ( http://www.maryrose.org/)  

I carve them from maple usually, having riven out radial blanks. This way I can get a lot of spoons from one small…

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5 Responses to spoons and spoons

  1. tombuhl says:

    Does Marilyn have plans to attend any classes in 2016?

    • Marilyn says:

      I’m thinking about a carving class. How bout you?

      • tombuhl says:

        No classes likely for me, but I vicariously enjoy watching others take them and seeing how they apply the experience into their own projects.

      • tombuhl says:

        Happy Birthday, Marilyn. Any special plans? Or just gonna be your special self? While I am not likely to take any classes in near future, I am going to make a sincere effort to make WIA 2016 after missing the past couple of gatherings. It seems time to get some face to face inspiration.

      • Marilyn says:

        I’m finishing up my coffee table. Hmmm .. WIA 2016. I haven’t been since we saw each other and it was in LA.

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