Thursday, January 23, 2014

Coal burnt spoon

I whipped this up this weekend. Made from cedar and burned out using coals from a fire. I carved the shape with my knife and then sanded it. This is one of my favorite downtime projects, sitting around the fire at night, or just hanging out at camp. Turned out very nice!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Unseen flaws

Sometimes you just can't fix it. This beetle hole showed up as I was till wring this Osage Orange stave, and right when it was nearly done. If I had seen it before I could have adjusted to put it in the handle... It will still be usable but I can't guarantee that this will not begin to collapse and cause a hinge or worse. Bummer, I filled it with sawdust and wood glue we shall see.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Rainbow Obsidian

Sometimes you get lucky and what you thought was just plain old black Obsidian starts to shine!

Flint knapping

Making arrows beggins with breaking rocks into the shape of arrow heads. This one is obsidian.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Welcome to Primtive Arts and Crafts

Dacite Point Ocean Spray shaft
I believe that the primitive arts and crafts are our human heritage. Throughout time you find that given a certain set of problems and a certain set of raw materials Humans come up with the same solution. Take the bow and arrow for example, though many different types and methods of creation exist, the basic principle is the same throughout the world and time. Stone tools vary only in style across the globe and bone has been a raw material for tools for every society. Containers made of long strong fibrous plants and fired clay are every where and the skills used to make them vary little from tribe to tribe. I strive to learn as many different techniques of creation as I can and collect skills from around the world. This is my blog and portfolio; here you will find photos of my work as well as tutorials and booking information for workshops and demonstrations. Thanks, Tony Deland