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My First Spoon

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Project by RGtools posted 501 days ago 1252 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Usually while I work on a large project I finish several smaller projects as I go. Sometimes while I am waiting for glue to set up. Other times it’s because I am not in the right frame of mind for anything more complex.

This spoon was one of those types of projects. I plan on trying to refine the shape a little more as I make these but this one provided some entertainment with spokeshave, chisel and gouge. If you need something to do while your waiting for the glue to dry, try this out.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 501 days ago

New types of projects always build our skills.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Mauricio

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#2 posted 500 days ago

not a bad first attempt. the wood looks really nice.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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patbrennan

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#3 posted 500 days ago

Sure beats watching the glue dry.

-- "If the women don't find you handsome you should at least be handy" - Red Green

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jjw5858

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#4 posted 499 days ago

Great job on this. Spoon carving I have found is one of the most overrated skills there is. Once you get more involved in this craft you see it as such a teacher of proportions, knife and hatchet skills. To go out into the woods and find a new timber, saw it down, split it, then shape it is a wonderful challenge of hand tools and creativity.

I learn more with every spoon I carve and sometimes these are some humble lessons…lol.

Thanks for the post and I hope you may enjoy more of this work!

Be well,

Joe

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

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AnthonyReed

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#5 posted 498 days ago

Nice work Ryan. I really like the proportions.

What did you use for finish and how does it perform in a bowl of cereal?

-- ~Tony

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RGtools

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#6 posted 498 days ago

It’s more of a porridge spoon. I used beeswax, I am very partial to that finish on any open grained wood.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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RGtools

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#7 posted 498 days ago

Joe, it is always great to hear from you.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 497 days ago

Like the shape and the beautiful wood. You have some great spoon carving skills. Looking forward to more.

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