Spoon Carving

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Project by Jimthecarver posted 03-19-2010 06:20 PM 2368 views 3 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This spoon is carved using Jacaranda and finished in poly.
I entered it in a local carving contest, It was fun to carve but very hard wood to carve.
Thanks Evie for the the beautiful wood.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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Michael Murphy

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#1 posted 03-19-2010 06:40 PM


-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#2 posted 03-19-2010 06:59 PM


-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#3 posted 03-19-2010 07:14 PM

Oh jeez! Another couple of whacks with a gouge and you could’ve had a real functioning chain! I’m glad to see you were aptly awarded for your effort.

-- It takes a viking to raze a village. &mdash Blog'r:

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#4 posted 03-19-2010 07:30 PM

Absolutely worth every inch of 1st place !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(If there was a higher prize, it’d be worth that too!)

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#5 posted 03-19-2010 07:49 PM

Great work

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 03-19-2010 08:08 PM

absolutely beautiful carving work!!! The ribbon looks great too.
Very well done, Jim




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#7 posted 03-19-2010 08:29 PM

Very nice spoon, Where is the chilli?

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#8 posted 03-19-2010 09:12 PM

Great carving. A worthy winner!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 03-19-2010 09:18 PM

another pretty spoon , i’d hang it my house and be very happy . gj jim

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#10 posted 03-19-2010 10:11 PM

WOW, WOW and oh yeah,...WOW!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#11 posted 03-19-2010 10:17 PM

You do know the tradition of Carving sppons is a Welsh one where the intended groom has to make a love spoon for his bride to be.I know because my dear Wife Bronwen is Welsh and I made her one nearly 40 years ago.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#12 posted 03-19-2010 10:19 PM

Jim, that’s really really beautiful! I judged a show last year and my choice for Best of Intermediate was indeed a spoon – I never would’ve thought I’d choose that – however, with the cleanliness of yours, I would’ve chosen it as well. Great job, difficult to do.
And Alistair, I never knew that and that makes them more special!


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#13 posted 03-19-2010 10:26 PM

Look up Welsh lovespoons on google ot maybe even youtube.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#14 posted 03-20-2010 12:31 AM

Thanks for all the great comments.
Alistair- Yes I have carved many and the first was for my beautiful wife. The rest of them are for many different reasons but mostly for a smile.
Jordan- I would like to judge a show sometime, looks like fun.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#15 posted 03-20-2010 12:53 AM

That is very impressive. You’re very creative, looks like alot of thought went into that.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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