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Carvings from the Gathering

September 19, 2011 2 comments

Well I am nothing if not prolific in my carving.  I would love to say it was a hobby, but as you can see it boarders on obsession.

There are a couple of Walnut spoons and a small ladle.  I like the gray color since most Nebraska walnut is pretty dark.  There is also a Honey Locust scoop with a chipped carved handle that goes all of the way around, and finally a Lilac stir or large spreader.  Yuri gave me a few of these Lilac blanks that were Frank’s.  They are fun to carve as they are essentially straight sticks and you have  provide the insight to make them pop to life.

I can not wait to go back to the Gathering and I hope they let me teach again.

Categories: Honey Locust, Walnut

Spatulas

September 15, 2011 Leave a comment

I love to carve spatulas.  I think they are the most used item in our kitchen.  For a beginner they do not require a hook or crooked knife. Although I do like to make the front slightly concave.  The back is convex in both directions making a very shallow sphere.  Spatulas usually come from the top half of a crook.  These 2 are Walnut and an Honey Locust and were carved at the Traditional Ways Gathering.  Both have some chip carving details and the Honey Locust is wrapped in waxed hemp.

I should be able to sell them for $20 each which puts a few dollars in my pocket.

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