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.

About Gary

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

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