|Project by Spoontaneous||posted 04-02-2011 01:15 AM||1469 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
The Vertebrate looking spoon is carved from the same piece of wood as the Jellyfish was. I asked the guy and he says it is black locust burl. I always thought locust was hard, but this was a very easy carve and finished silky soft. 8” I think.
Ribbonacci is carved from Lilac which also finished nicely/easily. About 7 1/4” long. The pointy bowl is only attached where the ribbons meet the bowl… maybe 1/24th of an inch. The ribbon tops are sapwood and the bottoms are hardwood.
You can go to one of the pet stores and buy Mopani wood. They sell it for people to use in their lizard and snake terrariums. It is a two tone wood from Africa and is VERY hard. I think this is 5-6 inches.
The Oak Burl was carved with the burl as the handle and the regular grain for the bowl. Maybe 8 to 8 1/2” long.
The little spoon of Cherry burl was an experiment gone wrong. My intention was for the handle to warp out of shape. I hollowed it thin enough to see light through, and even stuck it in a vise after soaking the green wood in water. It came out of the vise oval shape but went round within the hour. What do you have to do to get wood to warp? I was going for the cocoon look.
Thanks for checking them out.
-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)