|Project by jjw5858||posted 09-17-2012 09:30 PM||1480 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
Hello gang, this is my final output for the last of a total of 5 blogs I have written on the subject of carving wooden spoons in a swedish style. I left most of these plain and less chip carved just wanting to enjoy the more natural look of the grain. If you are new to the series you may enjoy reading about it here:
Everything as newcomers may not realize is all done in the traditional sloyd craft method of from the woods to my hatchet and carving knives finished with a health store olive oil.
Strictly hand work here and lots of testing and tuning…lol.
I hope you may enjoy this and get some inspiration to try your own.
This is a wonderful DVD that will teach you safe and proper moves if you have an interest in doing this:
My style of methods/tools in short:
(Please use caution with all moves and tools)
1. Pencil a traced template.
2. Cope saw out the top bowl portion (Optional, you mave hatchet as well and only relief saw cut the sides)
3. Hatchet down the handle, back of handle, back of bowl.
4. Use knives to hand carve to finished weight and size.
5. Hand gouge out the bowl and or hook knife.
6. Sand bowl moving from back to front (Sanding handle is optional for this. It is supposed to look handcarved and not machined!)
7. Ask Roger for his ice cream and try out your spoon…..lmao!
The woods used here are Hickory, Maple, Cherry, Butternut, and Black Walnut/sapwood
Fruitwoods are your best bet overall if these are going to be used for eating and not show only.
Thanks for looking friends!
-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB