|Project by Spoontaneous||posted 06-12-2009 05:10 AM||1792 views||3 times favorited||18 comments|
‘Iced coffee’ is carved from a piece of Service berry that I found on ebay. Pretty hard wood but took a nice finish. Has some really interesting grain in the bowl. The cone is a sort of built-in stand.
The ‘Bark’ spoon is just that… a solid piece of bark, from a mahogany tree (I think). This is all bark and no wood.
The ‘Plum’ spoon I got from the same seller as the service berry spoon… a piece of purple plum. Actually, I got three pieces of the plum from him and this was the lesser of the three. I carved it first, since it was wet I wanted to see if it would split before cutting into the ‘nice’ piece. It didn’t split at all (neither did the service berry) and by the time I finished, it was bone dry. A bit harder and more dense than cherry, sanded to 1500 grit it is silky smooth.
‘Wizard spoon’ is so named because my friend, upon seeing it, declared that is what it looks like. It was carved from the same found root as the Ogre’s spoon, posted some time back. I colored this one a bit so it is a little darker. It stands upright on a natural protruding stand.
The ‘Neck tie’ spoon was a pretty good idea gone bad. Made from cherry on a day I shouldn’t have been trying to carve. Carving and being mad at my wife doesn’t work well together. <grin> The curve of the tie should have been opposite (as to break away from the knot), the bowl needs to be shallower and the tie should be half as wide. This might could be a semi-production piece with the changes made.
-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)