WoodFromTrees

Handmade, greenwood things like spoons and bowls

Ithaca, New York

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Zach Beauvais

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Zach Beauvais

About WoodFromTrees

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I make useful things from trees.

I start every one of my projects with a tree. If I'm lucky, I get to fell it, but sometimes, I pick up a recently-felled log. I split green logs with a froe, axe, and wedges. The resulting planks (called billets) then face a carving axe for rough shaping.

Once the shape is roughed out, I move on to refining with straight blades and hook knives (which let me hollow out bowls).

I don't use sandpaper or other abrasives, so everything is tool-finished. This leaves a durable, smooth surface that weathers better than abraded wood which can tear or fluff up when soaked.

I design and make things to be used, even if they might be good to look at.

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  • Zach Beauvais

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    Hey up, I've been green wood carving for around 5 years. I specialise in spoons, and have been branching out into bowls and cups. I live in upstate New York, but I'm British and American both.

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