phew. what a weekend. i had really nice time with these folks sharing stories, spoon carving techniques and design ideas while stressing the importance of consistent process and developing a clear design before starting to carve. - i also presented a slide show lecture saturday night and had a great turnout. it was about the spoon carving and greenwoodworking scene in us, europe and japan #thenewwoodculture - a big thanks to everyone in portland especially @portlandspoonclub@waldeinsamkeit_woodcraft and @portlandspooncompany and @kit_camp for the super sweet cherry wood!
i’m going to shed some of the weight i’ve gained over the holidays. i’ll go keto for a bit. last time i did that i felt great! aches and pains went away, morning sluggishness too...believe it or not this is the first time i made ribs. low and slow for hours, then blast in the broiler.
we did it, we pounded mochi and had a great time with friends @jonathanwalburg and family. we learned a lot too. #mochi
all wood....all the time.
and the final cuts with the hand held scraper. this one i find very hard to maintain a good cutting edge. it is made from a high speed steel hacksaw blade, ground thin and beveled then has a burr added. when its right the shavings are long and so thin that they float in the air as they come out of the cup.