Mother's Day Gift

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Project by will2480 posted 05-12-2008 05:19 AM 1544 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For my wife’s first Mother’s Day I decided to try and make her something unique. I discovered Welsh Love Spoons online before and I had read about the different symbols that can be carved into a spoon to show the person that you are presenting the gift to how you feel about them. I saw several different designs online and I decided to use some of those designs to create my own design.

The top heart was taken from a James Avery jewelry design that I’ve seen called “A Mother’s Love”. The vine and leaves wrapping around the spoon handle represent a growing love and the heart shaped spoon represents a life full of happiness.

I cut this spoon from a 1/2” thick piece of basswood using my scroll saw for the major cuts and then I followed that up with a small collection of in-expensive carving knives. I haven’t decided if I am going to put a finish on it or not, but that part didn’t get done before Mother’s Day arrived. My wife really liked the spoon and has already put in on display in her china hutch.

Thanks for reading!

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#1 posted 05-12-2008 06:04 AM

Very cool design and execution. Nice job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 05-12-2008 11:30 AM


This is a nice project. You executed an interesting and original design. I am sure that your wife loves this. If it is already on display in the hutch it looks like your wife has made the decision on finishing it for you. :)

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 05-12-2008 01:22 PM

Had never thought of something like this. Really turned out nice. Great gift idea.

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#4 posted 05-13-2008 12:52 PM

Very Cool Robert….. nice detail work

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 05-13-2008 08:31 PM

Very nice, what size is the finished spoon? Is it teaspoon size?

I usually finish my Basswood or (Lime) with spray polyurethane satin finish. Looks good but still gives a natural feel!

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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