|Project by Spoontaneous||posted 02-10-2011 05:37 PM||1471 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
The womanly spoon is carved from a piece of Canadian Serviceberry with a few small worm holes. I really, really love the look of this wood. It is more chocolate in color than what I can get the camera to agree to, but the contrast between the dark and light suits me just fine. The disparity in hardness between the two caused a little difficulty in carving and it took effort not to give her cellulite with the sapwood.
The maple seed spoon is from maple (of course). I have been looking on ebay for a really nicely figured piece of maple to make this spoon, but dang!, those guys are proud of their wood. Who says money doesn’t grow on trees? A small piece will sell for $50 plus $14 shipping! Anyways, I will revisit this spoon when I can find (afford) the right piece of wood… and carve it with more detail.
The Pronghorn spoon (well, that’s what it is supposed to be, but my wife sees a frog) is from a piece of cedar I scavenged a couple of weeks ago. The intent was to use all sapwood for the ‘skull’ and the heartwood for the horns. I got closer on the back… but was waaaay off on the front of the spoon bowl. Makes no difference though, cause I’m having fun. Thanks for checking them out.
-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)