WOODEN SPOONS - My Attempt, Using Boot Scraps!

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Project by Roman Hrytsak posted 666 days ago 1292 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These spoons are from my scrap wood bin which lately has overwhelmed my carving studio. It was either throw them out or make something different. I have a class to teach next February entitled, Goldilocks and the three bears. the subject is power carving wooden spoons – free form. So I need some practise and with pencil in hand I sketched a few spoons, no patterns allowed, I said!
Four of the light coloured spoons are lilac and the mottled burgundy and yellow is caragana.
I call the large one with three branches – chicken foot. Had to make it into two spoons as I broke through the bowl and did a flip.
The other lilac spoon with branches – I call the ‘cauldron’. The two smaller ones came out that way as I wanted to practise doing curves. The caragana species is a hedge species in our part of the world, and is not too pretty to look at. Even when you carve it, the wood is not attractive until you clear stain it and ‘boom’ the colours jump at you.
I have a long way to go to go catch up to the other spoon carvers on LJs. They are my inspiration. Thanks. Enjoy!

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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#1 posted 666 days ago

Well…. look at you. Some really cool spoons…. and I really like the burgundy color. I wonder if that lasts or turns brown over time. The ‘rooted’ one is pretty dang wicked.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#2 posted 666 days ago

These look like they could be filled with ice cream very easily.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#3 posted 666 days ago

Very cool carvings

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 666 days ago

Nice job on these and very creative!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#5 posted 665 days ago

Very nice … I think one of your boots would a great spoon / utensil holder.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#6 posted 665 days ago

A fine job on them all. I really like the grain/color of the caragana. It really POPS !

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

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#7 posted 665 days ago

Very artistic Roman, but what else would we expect from “Mr Carver” :)
There is a shape for all sized hands in this collection, well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 662 days ago

The spoon making gets addictive doesn’t it! You did a fine job and I like the variety! If you want to “cheat” a bit, use a 1 1/2” round router bit with 1/2” shank in a drill press to start the bowl then band saw around it and sand like crazy!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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