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Hand carved cherry spoon

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Project by Courtney posted 03-16-2013 04:05 PM 1080 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 03-16-2013 10:06 PM

Great job Courtney !!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 03-16-2013 10:20 PM

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

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 03-17-2013 01:15 PM

Good job. Spoons can be addictive also.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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jjw5858

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#4 posted 03-17-2013 01:19 PM

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 03-17-2013 01:49 PM

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 03-17-2013 02:36 PM

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 03-17-2013 03:47 PM

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 03-18-2013 02:23 PM

Nice spoon and they ARE adictive!

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

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