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Project by CSlabon posted 09-09-2009 09:00 PM 1666 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this spoon from a piece of zebra wood given to me by Jimthecarver. It was inspired by a spoon he did a while back. I started out thinking it was gonna be a lizzard, but once I started putting it to paper, it kinda came out on it’s own. Hope you enjoy.





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#1 posted 09-09-2009 09:34 PM

Way Cool!

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#2 posted 09-09-2009 09:45 PM

Wonderful work , well done.

Thanks for sharing with us.

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#3 posted 09-09-2009 11:02 PM

You do know this is a Welsh love tradition and the dragon is the flag of Wales too.Young men designed and made these spoons for their intended loved one prior to marriage .Look up welsh love spoons and you’ll see many fine examples.I did one for my Welsh wife nearly forty years ago and we still have it yours is really very well done I am proud of you.Alistair

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#4 posted 09-10-2009 12:46 AM

way cool … I dig it !

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#5 posted 09-10-2009 02:14 AM

What a beautiful carving.

Wonderful work, it is stunning.

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#6 posted 09-10-2009 04:53 PM

I guess im going to have to step up my game after seeing this spoon….lol.
What a great idea and very well done!.
Good job bro.

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CSlabon

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#7 posted 09-11-2009 12:31 AM

thanks everyone. I did look them up and it’s very interesting. I didn’t know about the dragon being a Welsh tradition. Actually I don’t know that much about traditional spoons in general other than having read a few articles in some carving magazines. I have seen lions on crests and things but that seems to be English. Have to research that a little too.:] And Jim…. don’t worry. It’s still me who has to step up his game.

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#8 posted 09-11-2009 12:40 AM

Cool spoon must be what dragons eat there post toasties with.

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#9 posted 09-11-2009 05:31 AM

Very very cooollllll….......Well done!!!!!!!!!

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watcher

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#10 posted 09-12-2009 06:54 AM

what size piece of wood did you us to make this great spoon i got to make one like it for my daughter she loves dragons and yours is great

-- in wood working there is no need for perfection as inperfections just go to show that the project was done by hand with love and care

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CSlabon

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#11 posted 09-12-2009 10:35 PM

Byron, it was only about 6 or 8 in. long by about 3 in. wide by 1in. thick. Jimthecarver gave it to me because I hadn’t worked with zebra wood before. It was kind of a dare to make a small spoon out of it. It’s pretty hard wood but very rewarding in the end. I don’t know if you’ve done much carving. A strong, sharp knife and a couple of gouges(I used a 1/4#9 and a 1/4V-parting tool) is all you really need. Good luck to ya.

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watcher

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#12 posted 09-15-2009 06:20 AM

thanks it looked like alot thicker piece of wood like a 2 or 3 inch. i make my spoons out of 1 in. basswood or catalpa much softer and saves my tools at least till i get good at sharpening them then i might try some harder woods. i have every Pfiel hand chisels except set c that isnt sold individully and cost 125.00 so i will wait on those. Thanks Again Byron

-- in wood working there is no need for perfection as inperfections just go to show that the project was done by hand with love and care

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#13 posted 10-07-2009 07:46 AM

very nice – design and wood. looks kinda like a spork.

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#14 posted 03-27-2010 03:15 AM

this is just beautiful for sure.
your friend Evie

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#15 posted 03-27-2010 05:06 AM

I will pay you money for that!!

(see my forum name…)

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