|Project by LelandStone||posted 01-24-2012 05:33 AM||1133 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
In Medieval England, a court jester came running, breathless, into the throne room of King Edward The Longshanks. Waving a large plank about his head, he yelled to the top of his lungs, “My lord, my lord, behold! A glorious new invention!”
“Enough, fool, hold a more temperate tongue in your head. Now, what is this knavish novelty?” the irritated monarch snapped.
Spying a peasant nearby, the jester cracked him soundly on the shoulders. “Sire, I have created the world’s first…
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Okay, okay, I couldn’t resist. I just finished up my new mallet and ‘crowned’ it with a little finial made of redheart. The whole thing’s, I dunno, 15” in length or so and weighs a good two-and-half or three pounds. Finished in beeswax. AND my ‘new’ vintage gouge arrived today, so I got to test my spoon making abilities while properly equipped. That’s it in the second photo. It’s a bute!
My time for carving a bowl on an average-sized spoon is now gonna be less than 15 minutes, as opposed to 90 minutes the first couple of times. Life is good, fellow woodbutchers. :D
-- Leland, OC Calif., www.safetyshowerbars.com