Long overdue for an update about my contribution to the Maple Leaf Forever Tree at the Ontario Science Centre. It’s almost done — just a few tweaks to go and some tidying up. Just in time, too: all carving must be done by the end of May in order to finish the tree for Canada Day.
My leaf, almost done. Maple Leaf Forever Tree, April 30, 2017.
It’s been far too long since my last post, so here’s a picture of a calla lily spoon I finally got around to finishing last week.
Calla lily spoon
The blank for this was cut by Bill Myette. Bill’s an executive member of the Ontario Wood Carvers Association (shown here working on the Maple Leaf Forever Tree at the Ontario Science Centre).
Bill Myette at the Ontario Science Centre
Alongside his larger projects Bill’s an outstanding spoon carver. He’s led spoon carving workshops at the Toronto Tool Library, and you can also find him at many Ontario carving club shows, where he staffs the OWCA booth and sells finished spoons and project blanks. The next of these shows will be the Hamilton Woodworking Show, February 27 and 28 at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Hope to see you there!