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Blog series by Spoontaneous updated 08-10-2011 09:26 PM 6 parts 44755 reads 159 comments total

Part 1: Spoon Carving FREE_FOR_ALL (aka collaboration, forum and even class)

07-01-2011 07:03 PM by Spoontaneous | 81 comments »

A while back I was asked if I would be willing to destruct… uh, I mean, INSTRUCT a class on Spoon carving. Since I have been told on numerous occasions that I ‘have no class’, I am going to, instead, call this a spoon carving ‘collaboration’. A forum of sorts, where anyone that wishes to participate can ask and answer any question, offer or receive any advice and most of all, be a part of the creative process. Obviously, the goal will be to CARVE A WOODEN SPOON. Simple enough, right? ...

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Part 2: Regarding wood slection

07-12-2011 05:35 PM by Spoontaneous | 6 comments »

I had posted the following in the first part of the ‘blog’ (comment section) and someone was kind enough to suggest that it might be easier to find posted as a new segment/addition. Now that I have been educated, I will post the upcoming tools discussion as Part 3 and the step-by-step as future segments. A little bit about wood selection: For NON-functional spoons the choice in wood is completely open, although there ARE considerations. If you plan to carve in great deta...

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Part 3: draw and saw, y'all

07-14-2011 10:00 PM by Spoontaneous | 13 comments »

For any of you that have not settled on your design yet, don’t worry. I am just going to address this part of the preparation stage since I have the time. This whole collaboration is set up to be flexible around everyone’s schedule and timetable. The information will be here when you are ready for it. Most of the time, I just end up drawing a design directly onto the wood. I do this out of poor planning and being what some folks might call lazy. The better way is definitely to draw your de...

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Part 4: TOOL much time on my hands.

07-19-2011 08:47 PM by Spoontaneous | 17 comments »

There are some woodworkers that have a broad range of experience with all sorts of tools and can use them skillfully in keeping with their function. I am not one of those. I am going to tell you about tools that I know nothing about. I am going to give you advice, some of which is based on practices I have yet to try. I am going to mention tools that I have never even held in my hands. And after I do, you are going to come to the realization that, “If this chump can carve a spoon, so can I...

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Part 5: Back in the saddle again...

07-23-2011 04:36 PM by Spoontaneous | 22 comments »

After a good 5-6 weeks, I finally made it back to the shop for a couple of hours yesterday, the shop being the alleyway behind my friend’s garage. Pretty dang hot and humid.. and the mosquitoes and gnats didn’t seem to mind. I didn’t take along my sketchpad but I remembered this inch long drawing (circled) that I thought would be easy and fun to make. Looking through my wood box I found a piece of serviceberry wood that I thought might look alright. I don’t ...

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Part 6: The Finish Line

08-10-2011 09:26 PM by Spoontaneous | 20 comments »

I’ve had to strap myself in for the last couple of weeks riding this roller coaster called ‘life’, and have had all three hands busy at the wheel. Anyways… I am never too far removed from the spoon carving addiction. For those of you that might still be in this spoon carving process, I wanted to mention a couple of words regarding ‘finishing’. Of course, that word carries two different connotations. The first being, “get ur done” and the second is applying a ‘finish...

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