Garry Oak ladle

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Project by MonteCristo posted 06-09-2012 04:09 AM 1794 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Garry Oak is a white oak found here on Vancouver Island. It’s protected. This ladle comes from a piece that broke off when the tree started to rot in the center.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#1 posted 06-09-2012 05:59 AM

Garry Oak…. You must be from the Island.
Welcome to LJ’s . I’m in Cowichan Bay.

Nice ladle and I like the rolling pins too.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 06-09-2012 07:23 AM

Lovely ladle. Hand wrought or electric tools?

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

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#3 posted 06-09-2012 05:10 PM

I an not a carver and must confess to using electrical tools. I was motivated to make this when the plastic one my wife was using cracked. I have often wished I could do not retangular stuff (other than turning) so I decided to try.

The big assisit for me was the use of Kutzall bits for the inside. Highly recommmended. I think Garry Oak would have been a real challenge using gouges and the like. The tress grow really twisted, rarely anything close to straight, so the grain structure is challenging.

Aside: forget to mention that Garry Oak has a great smell when it’s freshly cut. Like White Oak, it has bice ray fleck.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#4 posted 06-09-2012 06:37 PM

Great ladle. Nice wood. I love KUTZALL bits. It makes spooning fun!

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#5 posted 06-10-2012 01:51 AM

Very nice job. Beautiful ladle.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 02-02-2014 02:55 AM

Very nicely done, beautiful shape

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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