Celtic Love Spoon

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Project by SisQMark posted 04-15-2011 at 01:50 AM 1672 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This spoon is my first attempt at carving spoons. I used wenge, purpleheart & bloodwood to create this. I used a two part polymer finish to give it depth. It is about 8” long & 3/8” thick. My wife really liked it for one of her Christmas presents. I am very critical of my own work and can pick out the flaws in this piece, but you can’t add the wood back to it once you take it off. One side is a little skinnier than the other, but my wife likes it just fine. This took some time to complete but it was worth the praise that my wife gave me. Well I hope you all like this one, maybe even try making one for you significant other. As always thanks for lookin at my projects.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#1 posted 04-15-2011 at 06:08 AM

My first spoon never looked that good. Be warned though, spoon carving can become addictive. One of these days I am going to get up the courage to try one of the ‘love’ spoons… a lot of tedious work. Nice job on this one.

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

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#2 posted 04-15-2011 at 06:13 AM

This is a good looking carving that you have posted. The wood combination that you chose works well. This would be a project that any of us would enjoy having the ability to create.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 04-15-2011 at 08:06 AM

Holy smokes, if that’s your first stab at a spoon, I can’t wait to see what the future holds.
I’ve been trying to do a little more carving to get the hang of it, but if I can get 100th as good as you, I’ll be very happy !
Beautiful work!

-- Having fun...Eric

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#4 posted 04-15-2011 at 10:49 AM

tee-totally awesome!
great wood combo, and great design. I like anything Celtic
Welcome to LJ’s also.
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#5 posted 04-15-2011 at 11:43 AM

Great job Mark. I love sitting down, every so often, to carve a spoon.
Although a lot of my efforts are still offered back to the Lord in the form of smoke.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#6 posted 04-16-2011 at 02:37 PM

Thank you for all the kind comments guys.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#7 posted 04-16-2011 at 11:32 PM

Very nice. There’s no need to point out your mistakes. You can always pass them off as design:)

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#8 posted 04-17-2011 at 08:01 AM

That is gorgeous! The combo of woods is beautiful.

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#9 posted 05-23-2011 at 11:00 PM

Wow, what a great spoon! This is the first one I’ve seen using different woods. nice job.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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