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My first spoon carving

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Project by Mike55 posted 921 days ago 1174 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple Welsh double love spoon. My first attempt at carving spoons. It symbolizes the joining of two families or clans through marriage. Eventually I will engrave the heart with dates or names. This spoon is made from recovered mahogany from a hearth in a home in the south. I managed to acquire a few pieces of this. Very hard wood but straight grained. Wish I could get some more.

-- Got wood?





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 921 days ago

A very cool carving ,great job.

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dirtylantz

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#2 posted 921 days ago

very impressive carving

-- "If one man can do it, another man can"

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Brandon

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#3 posted 921 days ago

Yes, very impressive! Not very functional though. ;-) Welcome to lumberjocks!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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DS

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#4 posted 920 days ago

Very nice. I like the design of it.

Not to take anything away from the symbolism, but now you can eat your wheaties twice as fast!

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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Jimthecarver

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#5 posted 920 days ago

Very nice Mike, carving spoons can become addictive…..my project pages prove that…lol
Thanks for sharing and welcome to LJs

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

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mtnwild

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#6 posted 920 days ago

Great first one! Very cool….................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Sam

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#7 posted 920 days ago

Now you can eat soup twice as fast! Seriously though, very cool carving.

-- Sam S. - Hebron, KY

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58j35bonanza

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#8 posted 920 days ago

Very nice! Did you rough it out on a scroll saw?
I have been wanting to try one of these, but don’t think my skills are up to it.

-- Chuck

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MichaelA

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#9 posted 920 days ago

Nice carving Mike! Welcome to Lumberjocks!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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Woodbridge

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#10 posted 920 days ago

wow that is a cool spoon! well done, thanks for sharing.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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StumpyNubs

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#11 posted 920 days ago

With one of those, I could eat TWICE as fast! Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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Vince

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#12 posted 919 days ago

Nice work

-- Vince

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Mike55

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#13 posted 919 days ago

No power tools were used in the carving of this spoon except to block it out on a table saw. The bad thing is I have put on 45lbs. since I carved it. lol Thanks for the comments. Hope to make some things from recovered lumber soon. Always carving.

-- Got wood?

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 919 days ago

Well, your first attempt at spoon carving was a success. I think that it’s beautiful and let me welcome you to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck

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-- 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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