I have been working with wood for most of my life. Whether making bows and arrows (which I still do) or whittling spears (which thankfully, I don’t), I have grown up using traditional hand tools.
I started carving in earnest whilst working in Afghanistan a few years ago. Here, I was fortunate to learn the more formal aspects of carpentry and carving from some of the country’s master craftsmen in Kabul. Since returning to the UK, I have set up a small workshop and buried myself in deepest Dorset, carving spoons and bowls from dawn to dusk.
I am working towards a standardised product range, but for now you can enjoy the full collection of weird and wonderful shapes that I produce (intentionally or otherwise).
To make sure you get the most of out your product, avoid putting it in the dishwasher, and oil it every once in a while using raw linseed oil or vegetable oil.
I hope you get as much satisfaction from using these products as I did from making them. Please keep popping in to The Wooden Kitchen as I expand the product range to include chopping boards, cooking knives and, just possibly…longbows.