315 hours spooncarving without a plaster, record?

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315 hours spooncarving without a plaster, record?

Postby robin wood » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:01 am

Over the last 2 weeks many of the best spooncarvers in the country have been to Edale to work with visiting Swedish carver Fritiof Runhall. It has been a wonderful inspirational experience for us all.
Here is Fritiof talking the finer points of design with Steve Tomlin and Barn the Spoon
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Fritiof has a remarkably limited toolkit and shows that with skill and a few tools you can achieve pretty well anything.
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Close attention while Fritiof signs his work with a delicate carving technique.
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We were all encouraged to learn to use axe and knife left handed and right handed, this helps a lot when trying to achieve symmetry or balance in your carvings as you are not turning the blank over and carving blind.
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Using spoons and bowls at lunchtime helps understand design
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There were lots of gorgeous spoons made
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But best of all in a total of 315 person hours carving we did not use a single plaster, is this a record?

More photos on my blog here http://greenwood-carving.blogspot.com/2011/10/another-great-spooncarving-course.html
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Re: 315 hours spooncarving without a plaster, record?

Postby Baggy » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:12 pm

Hiya

That sounds like a great experience 8)

> 315 hours spooncarving without a plaster, record?
I'd lucky to go half that many minutes :(
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Re: 315 hours spooncarving without a plaster, record?

Postby steve tomlin » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:08 pm

What a brilliant few days of carving and talking with great company. Fritiof was a very inspiring teacher and generous with his advice. I learned a huge amount about carving techniques, design and where the next level of spoon carving for the Uk could be. I've written on my blog my experiences and thoughts of spooncarving with Fritiof but here's a photo of his work to hopefully inspire you.

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Many thanks Rob for organising and hosting the course
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Re: 315 hours spooncarving without a plaster, record?

Postby chainsawkid » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:52 pm

I too had a great time, and it was a pleasure to see such a great carver at work! I was particularary amazed to see how much work was carried out with the axe prior to working with the knives. I'm really trying to make myself use those powerful cuts that give such good finish!

I've got loads of pics, so will put a couple more up soon!

Many thanks Fritiof and Robin for such a good course, wonderful food and great entertainmant!! :D I'm really enjoying using the spoons I made and more so the ones I bought from Fritiof!

Many many thanks! :D

James

P.S. Robin, do you have Gareths( Kendal/Cumbria?) email, as he wanted some of my pics? or please pass on my mail to him, not sure if he looks here much?
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Re: 315 hours spooncarving without a plaster, record?

Postby robin wood » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:14 pm

Just sent Gareths email to your email.
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