Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Today in the Clear Spring wood shop, the high school students practiced with sloyd knives and chip carving knives in green basswood. I have never heard a class room so quiet. The students were deeply engaged in their work. We talked briefly about knife safety and the difference in working qualities between green wood and dry and the reasons for those differences.

Shown below is my spoon carved in today's class. When it is complete, the back side will be carved just a bit more to look like an acorn.


  1. this is quite lovely!

  2. Thanks. I'm glad you like it. Spoons are such special things, objects nearest the core of our humanity. So they can be an object of contemplation as well as being fun to make. Today at Clear Spring the 1st through 6th grade teachers were also carving spoons. It is very inspiring to work with teachers that have such enthusiasm for learning and teaching.