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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.
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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.
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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, central Florida
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#5 posted 03-19-2010 07:49 PM
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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
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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!
#13 posted 03-19-2010 10:26 PM
Look up Welsh lovespoons on google ot maybe even youtube.Alistair
#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.
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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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