"The more you know, the less you carry" - Mors Kochanski.

October 11, 2007

X-Mas came early!

I have had it for a week but I thought I would post this to tell the tale!

From a birthday gift from my parents and an early present from my overly-generous and beautiful wife, I got a chance last weekend to go down to my favorite wood carving store in Kitchener and pick up the "Carving Jack" by Flexcut.

It is awesome! I am carrying it around where ever I go now. I had read Ferrol's post about carving a spoon being the right of passage so..... the first thing I did was look for a piece of wood. I was at my brother's place at the time so I had to make due with what I could find. In this case I thought I would play it safe and just test out the 'Jack' on a piece of cedar. I know. Its probably not the best wood for making a spoon but I thought I would give it a try. (will post a picture soon) It worked like a dream. I have found that Flexcut makes a good quality carving tool.

I will be taking a look around this weekend to see if I can find myself a nicer bit of wood to make my very own camp spoon. In the mean time I sanded the cedar one up a bit and left it for my creative wife to find. Will probably find it hanging on the wall somewhere in the house decorated with flowers by the time I get home! She is, after all, my biggest "carving" fan...

Now if I could only get all my camping equipment cleaned up out of the basement, she would probably proclaim me her shining 'Hero'! Hrmm.... maybe not!


  1. Nice to see another new bushcraft blogger come into the fold. I look forward to reading your blog

  2. Thanks! I will try my best! If its half as well written as yours... I will count myself lucky.
    Thanks again.

  3. I second sam's sentement! good to see you're writing.
    But more to the point, lucky you getting a woodjack, i've wanted one for a while.
    I'm adding you to my RSS feeds, best wishes

  4. Hmm! I've seen those, I think they have some on sale at LeeValley.com - might consider getting one. Have added you to my blogroll, enjoying your blog! A fellow Bushcrafter nearby!