|Project by Spoontaneous||posted 01-20-2012 04:56 AM||1768 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
I’ve been getting ready for my first Art Festival here in a couple of weeks. I got juried in under an emerging artist program… and so all of the fees were paid for me and they supply the canopy.
Meanwhile, a restaurant owner in NYC asked me for 40 spoons… so I am spending some time at the shop.
A few months ago, I took the old MDF/laminate desktop across state to one of my co-worker’s place in the country and had him Blast several shots at the desktop from about 40 yards (the right distance to get the buckshot to penetrate, but not too deep). He thought I was nuts (he might be right), but I dripped some red dye on the buckshot lead, then followed with superglue. At the shop I ground all the black laminate off the top and carved a little deeper around the clusters of the shot.
I ‘routed’ a couple of diagonals and stuck in some weathered trim. On the outside of the trim I textured and dyed that part brown… then I went back and sanded over it to expose the lighter MDF for highlights. I kind of did the same with the inner area… dyeing it blue and sanding to expose the shot. I used an acrylic floor finish. It is a pretty heavy piece so I attached it on all four corners to fit the wall flatly. The dang thing won’t photograph right… the colors having more contrast and less ‘orange’. 47” x 30”
This was the third piece that came from the desk. I still have the back of the desk… maybe a headboard will come of it. The other two pieces were here… http://lumberjocks.com/projects/48491
The ‘Pod’ spoon is of sycamore… maybe 8” long.
The second spoon is Serviceberry, maybe 10” long and less than a quarter of an inch thick.
The red palm spoon I named ‘echo’. I bleached the insides of the bowls.
The next spoon reminded me of a Henry Moore sculpture, but my wife says it looks like she is scratching ‘her’ head. Approx. 10 ”.
‘Punch’ is more a ladle than a spoon…. carved from a red cedar burl I harvested back in October from my brother’s mountain top home in VA. The back of the bowl looks like a boxing glove… and the handle reminded me of those glove they have on a spring. 13 inches.
I have another 10 or 12 spoons made up but just haven’t been home in the daylight to photograph them. Most of them are ear marked for NYC and the rest for the show. Thanks for having a look.
-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)