Hand made Spatula

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Project by wmgworks posted 03-21-2016 04:51 AM 1641 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We had the chance to visit a campgroud for the day today. One of the things they had to to was carving with a draw knife on a shaving horse. I had never done this before and it was absolutely GLORIOUS! My finsh products is all sorts of uneven and disproportionate, but I free handed it and had no layout lines, so not too bad I suppose. Just the sught of all the beautiful shavings laying at my feet made me all giddy inside.

This could totally be used in the kitchen, but my daughter (pictured with me) laid claim to it as she was unable to complete hers. I could have spent the whole afternoon over there, but we had to do other stuff, too…

-- Butchering wood since 2015

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#1 posted 03-21-2016 05:31 AM

Really cool man. And the best part is yall both get to keep the memories!

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#2 posted 03-21-2016 07:04 AM

For sure, Will. Hopefully she will keep the spatula for a long time. I’m sure it will end up with shiny unicorn stickers really soon :)

In all seriousness, though. This was a great experience. I hate that i only got one shot at it though. The first one was terrible. I saw tons of ways to improve on the next one. I’ll be adding hand tools to my arsenal someday and I’ll redo this one for sure when I’m able to take my time

-- Butchering wood since 2015

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#3 posted 03-21-2016 12:16 PM

Pretty cool. But you didn’t show us the final product.

”We wanna see!”
“We wanna see! ”

Oh and I love that t-shirt !

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#4 posted 03-21-2016 12:43 PM

Nice to see young ones interested in woodworking.

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#5 posted 03-21-2016 02:05 PM

Oh man, how cool is that!

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#6 posted 03-21-2016 02:46 PM

It looks like a lot of fun. That’s great.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 03-21-2016 04:44 PM

Pretty cool. But you didn t show us the final product.

”We wanna see!”
“We wanna see! ”

Oh and I love that t-shirt !

- JoeinGa

The third picture in the set is the finished product. Is it that bad lol ?

My wife buys me a Father oriented t-shirt every year for Father’s Day. This is one of my favs. Here I am in it a few years ago. It gets lots of comments :D

-- Butchering wood since 2015

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#8 posted 03-21-2016 10:07 PM

Hah, that’s awesome. Looks like you’re going to need to get a drawknife and make a shave horse. Not that hard to make a basic one. I agree drawknives are a ton of fun.

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#9 posted 03-24-2016 04:42 PM

It seems to me that the angle of sharpening big. He has to be 30 – 35 . It will be easy to work. All Kind to YOU…..

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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