|Project by drbyte||posted 04-09-2015 03:10 PM||1140 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
Spoons have been on my “bucket list” for a long time, just never found the time. Lots of waiting time here lately so I broke down and ordered a couple of Mora curved knives. Really glad I did. I know I have to get the bowls a little thinner but the first ones have turned out fairly well and everybody wants one now! Left to right in first photo is Cherry, Walnut, Poplar, Walnut, Mahogany and spatula is Cherry. Carving these from dried wood is very difficult to say the least. Looking for some green Sycamore or Cherry to try. The Poplar is way too soft for a spoon by the way. I have about three other patterns I want to try soon. And if anyone is thinking about spoons, don’t hesitate to order the Mora hook-blade knives, they are very sharp right from the start and have held a keen edge through these first six with no problem. They can’t be beat for the money. I bought three, the 162, the 163, and the 164. I found the 163 the least useful but handy sometimes. I still need to get a 106, a 120, and maybe a 122. I have been using an old straight knife I had and some old pocket knives to do the outside with, an old Boker and an old US made Colonial which once sharpened well held a surprisingly keen edge for quite a while. And needing really sharp knives drove me to build a new knife sharpening jig along the way which works great. It’s mostly metal but I’ll post it later if anybody wants to try it out. I cut a 24” square of canvas to lay on my lap to catch the shavings and carry it and at least one-two knives with me when I have a long wait so I can carve anywhere. Just fold knives and spoon up in canvas and shove it in a bag. Now I’m hooked (no pun intended) and I’ve got to make a few more for friends and family too. Thanks for looking!
-- Dennis, WV