Spon: A Guide to Spoon Carving and the New Wood Culture (Hardback)Barn The Spoon (author)
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The simple, ordinary spoon is part of our everyday lives, intimately entwined with the acts of eating and socialising, from stirring our first cup of coffee to scraping the last bit of pudding from the bowl. And who doesn't like to spoon in bed?
Barn's spoons will take you on a journey into the new wood culture, from understanding the relationship between wood, the raw material and its majestic origins in our trees and woodland, to the workshop and the axe block, and into your own kitchen.
Barn will show you how to use the axe and knife, from how they should feel in your hand to honing the perfect edge when carving your own spoons.
Featuring sixteen unique designs in the four main categories of spoon - eating, serving, cooking and measuring spoons, Barn takes you through the nuances of their making, how each design is informed by its function at the table or in the kitchen, and the key skills you will learn - such as creating octagonal handles, manipulating grain patterns and mastering bent branches.
Beautiful photography will inspire and act as a blue-print to help perfect your technique.
'No one in Britain knows more about crafting a spoon from greenwood than Barn The Spoon.' -Guardian
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 650 g
Dimensions: 230 x 165 x 22 mm
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