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Apple spoonula

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Project by Jeremymcon posted 05-18-2017 09:28 PM 688 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is an apple wood “spoonula” I carved recently. I loved the way apple wood just gleams after taking a cut with my knife, so I decided to experiment with a tooled finish on this one.

I’m not sure how I feel about it – maybe if I were better at carving it would be nicer. But some areas have fairly large tool marks that I couldn’t refine because every time I tried I’d get tear out! I still carve my bowls with a gouge also, and I just couldn’t make it look as smooth as I wanted it to. So I scraped and sanded the bowl. Nice thing about trying to refine it so much with the gouges is that it took very little scraping!

I have heard it said by other spoon carvers that a spoon that is not sanded or scraped will not get fuzzy when wet. I.e. water will not raise the grain. I have found this to be true, at least for apple wood! I wet the spoon after sanding the bowl, and sure enough, the bowl got a little fuzzy (apple stays very smooth compared to some woods, but it was still noticeable) , but the tooled areas stayed glassy smooth!





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 05-18-2017 11:54 PM

Very neat.

Now I will have to try to make some, as I have a decent amount of apple cuts.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 05-19-2017 02:09 AM

Well done! Thanks for the info about sanding and fuzzies. I was confused about your title for a while until the word spoon ans spatula came to me. Makes this a multipurpose tool.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#3 posted 05-19-2017 11:16 AM

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#4 posted 05-19-2017 11:58 AM

You did a very nice job on this spoonula.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 05-19-2017 03:54 PM

Nice looking spoonula!

Claude

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#6 posted 05-19-2017 06:32 PM

Great job, very interesting about the sanding ad scraping. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 05-20-2017 01:41 PM

I had not heard that about sanding/not sanding. Thanks for sharing. Nice spoonula, too!

-- God bless, Candy

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