Carving a woodland spatula


We do a lot of cooking over fire at our ancient woodland camp on the Kent Downs.  And if you’ve cooked over fire before then you’ll know that it gets very hot!  So a spatula with a long handle is a great idea so that you don’t have to get too close.

The spatulas we make to use for cooking over fire tend to last a couple of years before they need replacing, so last week found us carving a woodland spatula (a few actually) for use later in the year.  We’ve used ash as that was what was available and as a material it works well for spatulas; it splits easily and has a nice grain.  We did the carving with an axe, folding saw and knife.  There’s more information on our typical bushcraft tools in this post.  So here’s a short video of me carving a woodland spatula, a pretty big one at that!

We obviously look at these techniques on our 1 Day Spoon Carving Course.  You can see plenty of photos from this copurse, as well as all of our others, on our Facebook page.


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Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

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