LumberJocks

Avocado Carving

  • Advertise with us
Project by stefang posted 07-03-2010 09:41 PM 4066 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Avocado Carving
Avocado Carving No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

My inspiration for this post came from Timbo’s post about fruity dovetails.

I was visiting my son the other day and he showed me these carvings he did using avocado pits and a pocket knife. They look and feel more like baked clay than avocado pit. They are about the size of a quarter. The pits were carved when they were still moist.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.





18 comments so far

View BritBoxmaker's profile

BritBoxmaker

4372 posts in 1693 days


#1 posted 07-03-2010 09:46 PM

Ethnic. Nice post.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

View degoose's profile

degoose

7014 posts in 2012 days


#2 posted 07-03-2010 09:50 PM

Cro magnum..?

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

View patron's profile

patron

13034 posts in 1998 days


#3 posted 07-03-2010 10:04 PM

your talent lives on , mike .
looks like you somewhat too (LOL) !

new bandsaw ,
avocado pits ,

what ever will you do next ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

View stefang's profile

stefang

13054 posts in 1991 days


#4 posted 07-03-2010 10:13 PM

Hi David. I guess you can see how desperate I am for attention. Now I’m having to post other people’s work. As for what I will do next, according to my wife it will be accidentally cutting off a limb with my new BS (that’s an arm not a tree I’m talking about). I told her she could be my safety supervisor in the shop, and that if she gets bored just standing there watching me she could put away some tools and/or sweep the floor. (LOL)

Yes Martyn, Avocadians from Avocadia.

Not Cro magnums Larry, woodworkers.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View OttoH's profile

OttoH

881 posts in 1667 days


#5 posted 07-03-2010 10:39 PM

The one on the right (our right) looks like Moe from the Three Sttoges to me.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

View Jim Bertelson's profile

Jim Bertelson

3664 posts in 1821 days


#6 posted 07-03-2010 11:58 PM

.........that’s really very green Mike…......pits and all put to use…......

My wife would like that, right up there with saving the daddy-long-legs that walk through the garage…........(-:
.......but she hates to eat green-mushy stuff…..............

........Viking maybe?...........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

View mtkate's profile

mtkate

2049 posts in 1982 days


#7 posted 07-04-2010 12:10 AM

The one on the right looks more Australopithecus afarensis. Interesting medium.

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112104 posts in 2234 days


#8 posted 07-04-2010 04:03 AM

Mike theses are the Pitt’s LOL
I think one has a striking resemblance of Grizz without his beard.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View stefang's profile

stefang

13054 posts in 1991 days


#9 posted 07-04-2010 01:07 PM

I’m thinking about dovetailed chicken next. Culinary joints! Thank’s for the interesting comments. They are coming to take me away now…............

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View grizzman's profile

grizzman

7015 posts in 1960 days


#10 posted 07-04-2010 04:53 PM

as a1jim pointed out mike you didnt get a release from me to post my pictures…...the likeness is uncanny can you add my beard back please…i can feel the wind burning my face…....you have inspired me though…i think i will carve into a steak bone today…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

View patron's profile

patron

13034 posts in 1998 days


#11 posted 07-04-2010 05:03 PM

probably a better chance of us meeting in a nut house ,

than all the expenses of travel these days (LOL) !

i’m the guy at the end of the hall ,
talking to all the furniture ,
and drooling ,

it seems to make the attendants happy ,
gives them purpose !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

View jockmike2's profile

jockmike2

10635 posts in 2904 days


#12 posted 07-04-2010 07:04 PM

I’m just wondering Mike if you have a thumb left. That’s some tiny work! Kinda looks like my Uncle Harry. Shows you how close to the tree I am.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View stefang's profile

stefang

13054 posts in 1991 days


#13 posted 07-04-2010 08:50 PM

Interesting confession Mike. My thumbs are ok, it was my son who carved these. Not serious work just fooling around. Unlike me is creative and talented. I remember when he was about 15 years old,. I had been trying to do a little wood carving. Had some books, patterns and a few new carving tools. It wasn’t really going very well as I didn’t really know much (read ‘anything’) about grain direction and how it dictates the direction of the cut. Meanwhile he came home with a nicely shaped board, maybe poplar one day from his shop class. He had a barometer in the upper part of it, and he had carved a three headed relief on it of his own design, maybe with a sharp spoon for all I know. it was beautifully done. I still have it and it looks just as good to me today as it did 18 years ago. in fact I should probably post it just for fun.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View Roz's profile

Roz

1659 posts in 2443 days


#14 posted 07-16-2010 09:34 PM

Very different, I would never thought to carve an Avocado pit Cool.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

View mafe's profile

mafe

9547 posts in 1746 days


#15 posted 07-19-2010 12:30 AM

Wonderful idea, they are really sweet.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

showing 1 through 15 of 18 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase