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Project by Mauricio posted 07-10-2014 08:53 PM 1070 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been playing around with some spoon carving. Using the Paul Sellers method of creating he bowl with a gouge and then shaping the handle. On some I’ve used a curved scraper to even out the bowl but I kind of like the scallops left by the gouge.

These are a lot of fun to do and a great way to use up scraps.

Woods are Walnut, Birch, and White Oak.

Some close ups:

I think they are getting a little better each time.

Thanks for looking,

Mauricio

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch





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#1 posted 07-10-2014 08:54 PM

I dig them Mauricio. Nice work man.

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 07-10-2014 08:56 PM

nice projects.

-- Evgeny, govor.ca

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#3 posted 07-10-2014 09:24 PM

Nice spoons. Been thinking of getting into spoon carving too.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#4 posted 07-10-2014 10:13 PM

Can’t have to many wooden spoons in the Kitchen. My wife always uses them in her non stick pans. Nice work Mauricio, this is a great way to use up the scraps.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 07-10-2014 11:00 PM

Very cool, Mauricio! I was carving spoons today, too.

Be careful, they are addictive to create! :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#6 posted 07-11-2014 12:09 AM

Very cool. I found carving a spoon to be a lot more fun than I thought it would be. I’ll have to try some green wood next.

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#7 posted 07-11-2014 12:34 AM

Nice Mauricio! How big are these?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#8 posted 07-11-2014 01:03 AM

They’re looking very good. I wish I had more time to make some.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 07-11-2014 01:10 AM

Sweet, you will never have to do dishes again.

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#10 posted 07-11-2014 03:16 AM

Very nice..been wanting to give a go at these..Although im realizing i don’t even own a gouge..Are you using dry wood ?

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#11 posted 07-11-2014 03:41 AM

NIce set of spoons, Maur! The flat tipped ones are the best. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 07-11-2014 11:55 AM

Fantastic, welcome to the spoon addiction :)

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#13 posted 07-11-2014 01:01 PM

Thanks everyone.

Lee my wife is on the all natural kick so we got rid of our tephlon and use almost all Cast Iron. You can use anything on cast iron but she loves the wooden spoons.

Alex, try it out. Paul sellers has a great blog on how to do it, you just need a gouge and a curved scraper (optional). I don’t have the same gouge he uses, mine is big but much smaller than his, still works well.

Terry & Jamie, your right, it is addictive to get the instant gratification of knocking out a project in about 1hr!

Brandon, these are just under 10” because that’s just the size of the scraps I had.

I made a longer spoon that is about 12.5” that I haven’t posted yet.

Widdle, yes, my wood dry. I think spoons made with knives are better done with green wood. I think…

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#14 posted 07-11-2014 04:16 PM

This is a great collection of spoons. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#15 posted 07-13-2014 01:59 AM

Really nice spoons Mauricio. Green wood is best when you can get it for cutting and shaping. Keep on having fun with it! All the best.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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