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Project by Nate Meadows posted 06-09-2014 11:33 AM 686 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the 1st spoon that I have carved. Since I have been spending some time inside lately, my awesome wife lets me sit and carve on the couch. I wear one of those aprons that has a big pouch on it to catch the shavings. It works really, really well!

This is cut from dried Crab Apple Wood. It is very hard to carve when it is dry but never the less it is very fun! I have a set of Deep Wood Venture knives that I absolutely love! I could not have done this without them!

More carving to come!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate





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lew

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#1 posted 06-09-2014 12:01 PM

Super looking spoon, Nate!

Never tried to carve crab apple.

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

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patron

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#2 posted 06-09-2014 12:07 PM

now yo can eat your porridge properly

well done

i haven’t mastered
eating with a screwdriver yet
perhaps you could do a tutorial on that

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Nate Meadows

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#3 posted 06-09-2014 12:09 PM

Thank you Lew! Crab Apple is really beautiful and very hard! I will have to send you some!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Nate Meadows

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#4 posted 06-09-2014 12:10 PM

Thanks David!

Ha, very funny! You know you gotta use what you have:).

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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grizzman

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#5 posted 06-09-2014 01:55 PM

what a great spoon nate, now just dig out some good ole beans and after a while you can treat your family to a in home concert, slapping the spoon playing the toots and use some empty tin cans for a drum….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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shipwright

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#6 posted 06-09-2014 02:16 PM

Good looking spoon Nate.
Even better to see you back on the projects page.
My first spoons were Arbutus (Madrone) and I found it a lot harder than I had expected as well.
Thanks for the post.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 06-09-2014 03:51 PM

Nate you did a fine job on that spoon and the wood is beautiful. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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GrandpaLen

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#8 posted 06-09-2014 03:56 PM

That spoon is the most heart warming project I’ve seen posted in a long time, my friend.

Best Regards. – Len
Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Philip

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#9 posted 06-09-2014 04:08 PM

Nice looking spoon Nate.

-- I never finish anyth

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mafe

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#10 posted 06-09-2014 09:58 PM

Cool Nate,
Good way to spend good times.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Nate Meadows

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#11 posted 06-10-2014 04:40 AM

Brother Grizz, thanks for the complement. Not so sure about your choice of music but hey, we are all unique:).

Brother Paul, thanks for posting. Madrone. I have worked with ebonized madrone before. It is hard, but beautiful!

Brother Charles, thanks for the kind words!

Brother Len, that is a very kind thing to say, thank you!

Brother Philip, Thank you!

Brother Mad, Thank you too!

Thank you all!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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mcoyfrog

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#12 posted 06-10-2014 07:18 PM

Nice spoon, making one is on my bucket list for sure.. Nice set of dichroic glass plates too…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Roger

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#13 posted 06-11-2014 01:47 PM

I see it filled with my favorite treat…........... i c e – c r e a m …...... mmmm mmmm gooda! Oh, and, nice spoon..

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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scrollingmom

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#14 posted 07-07-2014 12:36 AM

I like it. You did a great job.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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