Those pesky scrolls

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Project by Jimthecarver posted 10-03-2010 01:57 AM 1989 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well you never know when those pesky scrolls will just run wild. I was carving this spoon, sat it down and when I came back the next morning it grew rite through the scoop.
I thought the best solution was a little bit of grow stop and waaa laa! I was able to save it.
Seriously it was a concept I came up with and it came out just alright. I am a bit hard on myself but all in all im pleased with it.
I want to thank Rob over at Tule Peak lumber for donating this beautiful piece of Claro Walnut.
The finish is a spray on finish and its aproxx 3”x13”x3/4”
Thanks for looking.
God bless

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

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#1 posted 10-03-2010 02:03 AM

You did good! That is something I have not tried yet.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 10-03-2010 03:54 AM

Very nice, & a great imagination.

It reminds me of a loon poking his head out of the water.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 10-03-2010 07:34 AM

Wow…how long did it take to carve all that detail?
Great job.

-- Vince

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#4 posted 10-03-2010 11:38 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, just beautiful. I would like to carve like that someday.

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

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#5 posted 10-04-2010 02:10 AM

gosh that is wonderful. can’t wait to see it in person. Just Loverly. Evie

-- If you don't learn from the past, your doomed to repeat it.

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#6 posted 10-04-2010 04:01 AM

That wood IS beautiful. The carving is really good

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#7 posted 10-04-2010 09:15 PM

Amazing piece. And thank Rob indeed as that’s a nice piece of wood he gave you.

-- Matt -

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#8 posted 02-26-2011 02:34 PM

Jim ~ I was flipping through your projects and somehow I had missed this one when it was posted. I have a spoon started that has been sitting for almost two years unfinished. The idea is similar to yours in that a ‘vine’ runs through the spoon bowl and continues out the back and up the handle. I just plain stopped on mine waiting to get my nerve back up again. You did an incredible job on carving this spoon. I can’t imagine for the life of me how you carve those little bitty scrolls without breaking them. Very talented hands, loads of patience and a good eye for design.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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