i was up on the res last fall and i was talking to a guy who was telling me about a guy who likes to sit on his campsite and carve spoons.
you know, because this is exactly the kind of conversation you have with people out on the res.
anyway, i thought this would be a cool thing to do when i'm sitting on a campsite, so i decided to learn how.
and of course this involves getting some appropriate carving knives, so thank you santa.
and i have carved one mystery object that maybe later i will tell you about because it's kind of a funny story, and one spoon.
i'm working on another spoon and maybe some bowls, but let me tell you: wild-caught natural deadfall applewood is hard to prepare and hard to work.
it has beautiful coloring and beautiful grain, but a basswood carving blank it is NOT.