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Eating Spoons

November 27, 2011 1 comment

Here is a picture of 2 eating spoons.

There is a Buckthorn copy of my favorite spoon carved by frank.  It is a sad imitation, but each time I carve one it gets better.  I looked for a picture of it to share, but of course cannot find one.  I will snap a few pics tomorrow.

The second is a vertical grain spoon carved out of spalted Cherry.  This was a spoon blank from Yuri.  He made these for teaching at the Traditional Ways Gathering.  It carved nice, but felt weak in the handle.  I soaked it in walnut oil for a few days and the process firmed it up nicely.

I would certainly recommend this technique for beginners and for making up several spoons blanks that are identical.  There are some real benefits to having all the students carving the same basic spoon.

To create these blanks you split a short log into pie sections so that the individual blanks almost have vertical grain.  You will need at least a 6 inch diameter and seem to get diminishing returns after about 10 inches.  Work for sections that are 1 inch thick on the outside.  I have a log I plan to pie into sections that I will post pictures of in a later post.

 

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Buckthorn Scoop

November 20, 2011 Leave a comment

My Buckthorn supply is running low.  In fact my entire collection of blanks is getting low.  This always happens as winter approaches.  I am not a fan of cold so the thought of treking out to find green wood wains as winter approaches.

I carved a tree into the handle of this scoop.  It turned out pretty good, but get lost a bit in the grain of the buckthorn.

 

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Spatulas and more…

November 13, 2011 Leave a comment

I posted this in the ‘Wood Spoon carving’ on facebook tonight and like the picture.  It is rare when my photography skills are worthy of the group.

 

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Ash Spatulas

November 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Here are a couple of ash spatulas.  The one with flowers is interesting due to the fact that the wood turned darker along the handle while.  The other is one of my recent favorites.  I wish I could take better pics, but the shape makes it a great user along with the thumb spot at the base of the handle.  Enjoy.

There is also a few more pictures of the Buckthorn spatula which is a great user, but not overly interesting.

 

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