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Scoop Carving #2: Starting to shape the scoop

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Blog entry by Rustic posted 11-17-2010 05:56 PM 1055 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Now that we have the rough out, we can begin to shape the scoop.
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Don’t mind the hole in the scoop this piece is for reference only

after we have the general shape that we want I took it over to the drill press and bored a 5/8ths inch hole to my desired depth

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Sorry for the poor quality of the photo, was just trying to get the best shot of the hole.
The plan calls for a 1/4 inch #5 spoon gouge to carve the hole. (I don’t have one yet, so I used my dremel)

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This is where I should have left it alone and sanded it, but I wanted this to look good so I went a little too far and the hole in the first picture is what happened. I am thinking of putting some filler on it and continue with it. Does anyone know if wood filler is ok for this?

Tune in Next time for the completion

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI



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mpounders

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#1 posted 11-17-2010 06:39 PM

I don’t think the filler would work very well, but you could add additional holes and make it a strainer or some type of tea-steeping kinda spoon. You definitely have to keep an eye on how thin you are getting the bowl. I eventually bought me a hook knife that I love for making spoons. You might check out hteir catalog and website at http://www.pinewoodforge.com/catalog.html

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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Rustic

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#2 posted 11-17-2010 07:43 PM

Thanks Mike I am looking into it. In fact I think I have a scorp that my Grandmother had I just need to find it

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 11-18-2010 03:39 AM

Rick,

Maybe epoxy/saw dust combination would work.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 11-18-2010 12:39 PM

What kind of bit did you use on your Dremel tool to carve this out? I love epoxy with sawdust. LOL I bet it would work on that wee hole. Just use the same sawdust from the spoon- I would do it anyway. HA!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#5 posted 11-18-2010 08:11 PM

I went through most of my bits to find the right one. I am finding that if I drill to a certain depth, I can then use the drum sander attachment or the flap wheel to finish it to the desire sidewall finish. Right now I am not worried about the inside bottom. I will work on that later. I am going to buy a spoon gouge this weekend. That may make all the difference in the blow outs I have been having.

Just try to find a big enough dremel bit that won’t take a long time to remove material.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 11-19-2010 02:40 PM

Maybe ask Jordan? He’s the master of dremel carving. Then let me know too! :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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