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Project by LittlePaw posted 07-11-2011 04:58 AM 1780 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing all the beautifully carved spoons, I got the itch to carve one also. But mine just had to be different, so I combined a spoon with a fork and called it a spork. The first one is carved out of a scrap piece of spalted maple with 4 coats of Danish Oil. The second is pine without any oil because I like the natural grains and color of this spork. It was a lot of fun carving them this weekend . . . hope you like them too :-}

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.





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WayneC

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#1 posted 07-11-2011 05:01 AM

Cool. Are they power carved?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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MShort

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#2 posted 07-11-2011 05:02 AM

Those are very coool !!! I like the one with the spiral twist.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 07-11-2011 05:34 AM

A runcible spoon it is not!

Nice job. :)

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peteg

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#4 posted 07-11-2011 10:19 AM

These are a piece of art, do you issue a “how to” use the double ender without a great mess ??? :::))))))
Nice job Man

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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llwynog

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#5 posted 07-11-2011 01:32 PM

You are not the first one to invent the spork : I advise you to read “Shades of Grey” by the Welsh author Jasper Fforde.
Very nice carving indeed.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 07-11-2011 01:48 PM

Very nice pieces!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 07-11-2011 04:04 PM

How COOL are these So flowing and beautiful! I really admire designs like this. Seeing ahead to what the wood wants to ‘be’. I really enjoyed seeing this project!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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LittlePaw

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#8 posted 07-11-2011 04:13 PM

Thanx for looking and your comments, all. I’ll try to answer everyone all at once:
This pas Friday started just as just another not exciting day with nothing planned, just a lot ideas swirling in my head. I started sorting through my scrap pile, just looking. I noticed a piece of spalted maple left over from making one of my canes. I am one of those that if I don’t see (maybe imagining is a better word for it) something inside a piece of wood, I’d put it down and do nothing with it. There was a spoon hiding in this piece. So I kept turning over and over in my hands and started to see a fork on the opposite end of the spoon. But I think because I twisted it too much the handle between the spoon and the fork ended up the way it is.

I started working on it on my bandsaw to rough out the top view. Then drew the image on the side view and back to the bandsaw. Everything after that was pretty much chisels, gouges, round files of different courseness and sizes and a lot of sanding from 100 to 600. I went back to the twisted section and rounded it from it being square – I didn’t like that. I finally “finished” it (although do we ever consider a piece ‘finished’?) late Sun evening, took some pix and posted as “My Sporks”.

I don’t claim that I invented the spork . . . at first I wanted to call it a spoork, but it didn’t sound as good as a spork. Yes I power rough carved it at first, then it was pretty much by hand tools, and as I said . . . lots of sanding! Thank you for mentioning my spork with the runcible spoon. If anything I make reminds anyone of another image or a positive thought, that makes my day! I take that as a compliment any day. Thanx, all.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Roman Hrytsak

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#9 posted 07-11-2011 04:38 PM

Nice work LittlePaw. It’s amazing what you can find in scrap wood!

-- Roman:... FIGHT HUNGER ----- DON'T EAT!

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Docopac

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#10 posted 07-11-2011 06:50 PM

Very nice work.

-- Docopac (a carpenter in a different medium)

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Jimthecarver

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#11 posted 07-12-2011 01:50 AM

Good job! keep going they become addicting

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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