|Project by woodcox||posted 11-26-2014 06:20 AM||1009 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I felled a dead cherry tree in my yard a few weeks ago which prompted me to buy some proper carving tools. I think the other trees around the yard are going to come up short some limbs when I feel the urge;)
This is my first finished spoon of hopefully many more to come. I find this a very relaxing and challenging thing to do. Seems pretty primal to carve such a tool, I mean it was probably the first tool I learned to use. Another reason to do this for me was to stop buying plastic spoons for my lunches everyday! It came out curvy working around a knot and took shape after that, actually feels good in the hand too. I realize I need to look more and carve less, thinner than I anticipated. About eighty percent was carved with a folding and kitchen knives until the post man showed up with my tools. I’ve ordered a very nice full hook from Del Stubbs but he is booked out until after the holidays. I also have a carving axe coming from across the pond by Robin Wood. My Eastwing hatchet did the roughing out of the bandsawed blank but not a good carving axe for this. Tools in the pic are Moraknivs. With some of them in rough shape out of the box, they work well when reground and honed.
I can’t wait to try different woods and try to stick to set dimensions because this is seriously some fun!
Thanks for looking:)
-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.