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Project by Courtney posted 532 days ago 1072 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first carved spoon. I’ve been really inspired by the work of David Fisher, and I hope to carve more spoons and bowls in the near future. The last picture is another wedge from the cherry log that I split my blank from. I used a froe and maul to split a section and then a carpenter’s axe to rough out the shape. From there I moved on to my drawknife and spokeshave. I used various gouges to carve the bowl of the spoon. I tried a scorp and curved knife, but found the gouges to be easier to control. I’m definitely going to make a shave horse in the near future. I’m also going to try some more curved pieces of wood to start with so I can incorporate some more natural curves. It’s about 13” long, and it’s finished with a mineral oil and beeswax.

-- It's very common for people to separate things they do from the things they need. - Jogge Sundqvist





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kdc68

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#1 posted 532 days ago

Great job Courtney !!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 532 days ago

Putting that new workbench to use.. GOOD USE I might add.
Excellent!

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 531 days ago

Good job. Spoons can be addictive also.

-- 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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jjw5858

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#4 posted 531 days ago

Looks awesome Courtney! Nice to see some green wood working on this. Now that you have made one it gets very addictive!

One of the great places to look for any kind of bowl/spoon tools and instruction is Country Workshops.

The web address is: http://countryworkshops.org/

Drew Langsner is great guy and he has worked with all the masters in this trade. I purchased this awesome hatchet from his shop made by Hans Karlsson.

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I will also be starting up a website featuring spoon work, blogs, etc. Hoping to be up and running in April!
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Best of luck with it and have fun!

Joe

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

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 531 days ago

You did a really nice job.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Courtney

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#6 posted 531 days ago

Thanks, guys! I really enjoyed seeing the log all way to the finished piece. Using the new bench is a lot of fun. And so much easier (and safer) than working on the floor! That’s a beautiful hatchet, Joe. I have my eye on the carving axe by John Neeman at his new company Autine. I’ll look forward to your website & and nice birch spoon!

-- It's very common for people to separate things they do from the things they need. - Jogge Sundqvist

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jjw5858

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#7 posted 531 days ago

Thanks so much Courtney! I look forward to more of your work as well!

All the best,

Joe

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

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jaykaypur

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#8 posted 530 days ago

Nice spoon and they ARE adictive!

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

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