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Pair of obligatory lovespoons…. Gotta make at least one in a lifetime!
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#1 posted 03-25-2011 01:11 PM
Great job! This is very cool.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#2 posted 03-25-2011 01:39 PM
The tulip and this spoon are gorgeous works. These would sell like hotcakes.
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
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#3 posted 03-25-2011 02:20 PM
These are wonderful love spoons. Congratulations.
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
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#4 posted 03-25-2011 02:35 PM
Like them loads. What breed of timber did you use? Post a pic of the tools used if you get a chance pls.
-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.
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#5 posted 03-25-2011 04:18 PM
That’s pretty cool, I don’t think Jed Clampet could’ve whittled anything nicer that that. How long did it take you?
-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with
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#6 posted 03-25-2011 04:25 PM
How on Earth? I’m impressed and confused simultaneously (not terribly unusual for me). They are fantastic!
-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog
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#7 posted 03-25-2011 05:05 PM
Super! Yea, got to work on one of those crazy things someday….....................
-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.
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#8 posted 03-25-2011 05:09 PM
I have to admit, carving spoons is great fun and really challenges you in many ways.You did a terriffic job carving these spoons.Thanks for posting them.
-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.
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#9 posted 03-25-2011 05:35 PM
Kudos to you Andrew…. I’m too chicken to try one of these love spoons. I don’t know how you keep the bowl so symmetrical. Mine always look like an amoeba. Nice work!
-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)
#10 posted 03-25-2011 06:17 PM
Many thanks for the kind words. In case you wondered… the main shape is fretted out first and then the detail on the handle cut away with a craft knife, leaving just the sanding of the handle. The bowl is last, while clamped in a vise, I carved out the bowl with a spoon bent gouge (I knew there had to be a use for that tool I had never used before!) Then rounded off the back of the spoon bowl with an an abrasive drum sander held in an electric drill clamped in the vise… Took about seven or eight hours in total I guess…
#11 posted 03-25-2011 06:18 PM
You, my friend, are an animal. Fantastic beyond words.
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#12 posted 03-26-2011 02:47 AM
Very nicely done Andrew, they look great
-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got
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#13 posted 03-26-2011 08:39 AM
KOOL!! I gotta do that ;-)
-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence
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#14 posted 05-24-2011 06:21 AM
I just got started on my first one of these. Hope it turns out this well.
-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!
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