|Project by stefang||posted 02-01-2012 08:36 PM||1879 views||2 times favorited||25 comments|
Once upon a time I decided to give spoon carving a try. This one, which I did several years ago is also the last one I did. I never sanded or finished it, as I wanted a rustic homespun look to.
In Norway, it used to be a tradition to make something as a gift to the girl you wanted to marry. If she refused the gift, then the outlook for marriage was bleak. These gifts were mostly made of wood and could be almost any small project, but my guess is that carved spoons were a favorite as it was easy put some romance into it, like the double heart pattern on this one.
Spoons are easily cut out on a scroll saw to remove most of the waste and then carved. I have seen many fine spoons here on LJ, so I posted this one to make the others look even better!
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.