|Project by Terry Desilets||posted 06-24-2009 08:30 AM||1344 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
This is my first posting to LJ. I’ve been a lurker for about a year or so. I love looking at all of the projects that are posted. I’m envious of you! Alas…... I do not have the DNA that enables me to actually comprehend “woodworking”, so I relegated to carving decoys and spoons.
The first pics are spoons I made from a piece of bocote that my wife bought me for Fathers Day. I designed them on my computer using CorelDRAW. They are roughed out with a bandsaw and then power carved with a Foredom. I am primarily a decoy carver (last pic), the spoons are a pleasant diversion. The spoons are about 12 inches long by 2 inches wide. For a finish I use walnut oil wiped on daily for about 2 weeks. The other spoons were made for Christmas presents, I forget what the ladle is, the long spoon is walnut. The last pic is what I do, I carve decoys and hunt over them, currently I have about 50 of various species in my spread, with about 20 on the shelf waiting to be finished. Thank you for looking.
-- IN REMEMBRANCE OF MY NEPHEW: Cpl. Ben Desilets - USMC KIA 22 May 2007 Anbar Iraq