|Project by Ballantyne||posted 05-28-2014 11:05 PM||1573 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
So this is my recent set of spoons.
Crafted by splitting blanks with a froe and mallet,
shaped with an axe,
and detailed with a carving knife.
Many pro spoon carvers (Im still amature.. ) do NOT sand their spoons!
So as you know wetting wood causes the grain to raise, but slices with a sharp knife prevent this!
Sanding is nice because you get to hide many of your mistakes.. but chip carving not so much!
I call this the farmhouse collection! Each spoon has applied a walnut oil and bees wax paste, then heated up so that the mixture can get as far into the grain as possible.
Enjoy! I have some more stuff at my shop!
I also have a spoon carving tutorial on my youtube page here
Thanks for taking a look!
-- Jeff, Bobcaygeon, Wilderness Explorer