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Ending my Spork kick!

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Project by LittlePaw posted 07-20-2011 01:16 AM 1501 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My admiration for all the beautiful spoons by fellow LJ, particularly Jim Stephenson of NEOWA, was my inspiration to make some of them myself – just to have some fun and to see if I could do it also. All my sporks (spoon on one end and fork on the other – not my invention) were made from scraps: the 1st (posted last week) was a spalted maple left over from one of my canes. The rest were all pine from pallet scraps. Final sanding with Abranet 400 and rubbed with four coats of Danish Oil. Now that I’ve had a lot of fun free-handing these, I think I got sporks out of my system and ready to go on to something else.

-- 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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#1 posted 07-20-2011 01:27 AM

Go with the flow! I love the lines and now I know what to do with my spoon cut-offs – spoon caddies!
Great stuff LittlePaw, don’t stop!

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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darkhollow

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#2 posted 07-20-2011 02:19 AM

Man, what graceful and unusual designs! i like the spoonrests too. i’ll have to step up my game to keep up. great job

-- You say Luddite like it's a bad thing ...

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#3 posted 07-20-2011 04:34 AM

interseting

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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kenn

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#4 posted 07-20-2011 05:49 AM

Best looking sporks ever made! and I like the rests, nice addition to the project.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#5 posted 07-20-2011 05:50 AM

Looks Like some fun projects.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#6 posted 07-20-2011 01:25 PM

wow, i love your sporks paw! beautiful carving work. ideal for me since i always only use a fork!

-- -Thomas -

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murch

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#7 posted 07-20-2011 05:02 PM

They all look good but I especially like the one with the twist.

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

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#8 posted 07-20-2011 10:43 PM

Yup… I like them! Need to add to my “To Do” list..

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 07-25-2011 03:44 AM

Did you use a chisel to dig those holes?

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#10 posted 07-25-2011 07:14 PM

No. I don’t have a scooping chisel or a scraper, so I use a grinder to the dept I want. Then start sanding like it was going out of style. I found it quite tedious to sand the bowl smooth, but I get ti done!

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

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