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Meet the Maker: Georg Schulte

Georg is a master Goldsmith and works in a big jewellery store in Münster, Germany. His specialty is Mokume-gane, a Japanese technique that is translated “wood grain in metal”. In the past years he

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How to Create a Burnt Wood Finish

Burning the surface of the wood is said to be effective at preventing rot and worm holes due to the oxidation process. In addition, the coloring makes the dirt from your hands less noticeable,

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The Collaborative Instagram Giveaway

Update 27 December 2022 The Giveaway is concluded, the 5 lucky winners are: 1st winner: @johns_slojd2nd winner: @spoonthing3rd winner: @noreenaoleary4th winner: @sam_demasure 5th winner: @ebbeboslojd Congrats to all winners and thank you all for joining!

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Masters of Sloyd

Are you looking for a fun activity for the long winter evenings? Do you want to know more about traditional crafts that you can easily learn yourself? The free webinar series Masters of Sloyd is back!

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The Advent Calendar 2022

This year we are happy to offer a daily discount on 24 awesome items during 1-24 December. Back in the day, people used to mark the December days leading up to Christmas by drawing

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The Crafty Family – Painting

A while ago The Spoon Crank was invited to a Milk Paint workshop in Belgium. We decided to make the most of it and go all together as a family, meaning Dio, our 3-year

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Meet the maker: Nils Ögren

Nils Ögren and I connect via Zoom. He’s an axe maker so I half expect, a bit naively, to catch him in the forge, but he’s currently indoors in what appears to be a

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Meet the maker: Benoit Schoeni

Benoit Schoeni is a Swiss carver with a deep love for nature, forests and trees. How long have you been into spoon carving and when and how did you get hooked?It’s been about 7-8

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The Therapeutic Benefits of Wood Carving

Graeme Hamilton is working in Technical Studies and Counselling at Oak Bay Secondary School in Victoria, Canada. His master’s thesis from the Simon Fraser University is called A phenomenological study of the therapeutic benefits

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