|Project by Spoontaneous||posted 02-04-2011 04:51 PM||1639 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
My friend that let’s me use his garage has some ‘balance’ issues and wanted a cane for stability. The shaft is a twisty that I found in TN a couple of years back and I made a handle from quilted maple, which is inlaid with a sea shell slice set in pigmented epoxy.
A fellow employee had this knife blade for 10 years or so. I cleaned it up a bit and added a rosewood and silver handle. The tang on this thing was only about two inches long and 1/4” wide, so I positioned the handle further back on the blade than what might be standard…. just to make it more usable.
The first spoon might look familiar since I made one like it a few weeks ago. This came from the same ‘blank’ so it was already cut out. I have a couple of more blanks but I’m bored with it already.
I got a piece of freshly cut Macadamia wood off ebay and made a spoon. Being wet it clogged up all my bits and was slow to carve. As it dried out it co-operated more.
The cedar spoon is called Loves me, Loves me Knot and was a pretty good idea with poor execution. The original concept was just the flower…. Loves me, loves me not… but then I thought instead of ‘not’, I would go with ‘knot’. So I tried not only to have the sapwood be the flower petals, but also worked in a knot in the spoon bowl. It didn’t work so well and next time I plan to do one of the original idea and use color dyes.
The ‘seconds’ spoon is from the same block as the cane handle. The idea was a double spoon…. sort of like Oliver asking for “more”. Thanks for looking.
-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)