Nava Craft & Design

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Day 6. 
Walnut Honey Spoon finished with Walnut oil and Beeswax. 
I like this one.
#365spoons

Day 6.
Walnut Honey Spoon finished with Walnut oil and Beeswax.
I like this one.
#365spoons

Day 5. Small Ash Spice Spoon. Now off to the bookstore!
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Day 5. Small Ash Spice Spoon. Now off to the bookstore!
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Day 4 of my 365 Spoons project. Walnut sapwood sugar spoon, front and back shown. I feel like this spoon should be called “Queen Anne.”
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Day 4 of my 365 Spoons project. Walnut sapwood sugar spoon, front and back shown. I feel like this spoon should be called “Queen Anne.”
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Back-side detail. Right-handed Sycamore Sauté Spoon.
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Back-side detail. Right-handed Sycamore Sauté Spoon.
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Day 3. Right-hand Sycamore Sauté Spoon. The back ended up looking like a lily. My thumb is sore. :)
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Day 3. Right-hand Sycamore Sauté Spoon. The back ended up looking like a lily. My thumb is sore. :)
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It’s cold in the shop today. They say that wood heats you twice, but this one will just heat me once.

It’s cold in the shop today. They say that wood heats you twice, but this one will just heat me once.

Day 2, spalted walnut Bakers Scoop. The details on it are nice/not being picked up by the camera. Only 363 days more!
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Day 2, spalted walnut Bakers Scoop. The details on it are nice/not being picked up by the camera. Only 363 days more!
#365spoons

This may be ambitious but I’m going to try to carve one spoon a day. This is the first one, a walnut coffee scoop.

This may be ambitious but I’m going to try to carve one spoon a day. This is the first one, a walnut coffee scoop.

This Dutch Toolchest is almost done. Just needs the lid attached and for me to make the milk paint. I got eager and did a test fit of the tools. It’s going to save a lot of time having everything within reach.
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This Dutch Toolchest is almost done. Just needs the lid attached and for me to make the milk paint. I got eager and did a test fit of the tools. It’s going to save a lot of time having everything within reach.
#dutchtoolchest

Plenty in progress.

Plenty in progress.

Listening to an unedited On Being interview with Walter Brueggemann while cutting dovetails. Though it’s raining outside and really cold in the shop, it’s calm and I’m content.

Listening to an unedited On Being interview with Walter Brueggemann while cutting dovetails. Though it’s raining outside and really cold in the shop, it’s calm and I’m content.

Late night spoon carving. It’s fun to get back into it. Maybe we can have a wooden spoon for ourselves this time…

Late night spoon carving. It’s fun to get back into it. Maybe we can have a wooden spoon for ourselves this time…

These are just a few of the many tools I have restored to working order, many from total rust. These sorts of tools are found all over the world but are usually worthless without the know how to tune them up again. I use all these tools regularly and happily.

These are just a few of the many tools I have restored to working order, many from total rust. These sorts of tools are found all over the world but are usually worthless without the know how to tune them up again. I use all these tools regularly and happily.

Among other projects today, a finished sawbench. Just one more for a pair.

Among other projects today, a finished sawbench. Just one more for a pair.

Knifing in 10 degree bevels. Knifing is way more accurate than marking with a pencil. Plus I get to use this knife…

Knifing in 10 degree bevels. Knifing is way more accurate than marking with a pencil. Plus I get to use this knife…