|Project by Courtney||posted 04-04-2013 12:32 AM||1568 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
I just finished this cherry spoon today. As I did with the other I posted, I roughed this out with a hatchet and then used various gouges, a drawknife and a spokeshave to finish it up. Carving the branch on the handle was a lot of fun. I had a similar sketch in my notebook and tried to adapt it for the handle. I was pleased with how it turned out. The smoothing of the crevices between the “branches” was pretty tough, and I’d appreciate if other carvers would share which tool they use to best accomplish this. I gave this one to my husband since he’s a lefty and has been asking for a lefty oriented spoon for a while. Finished with mineral oil, and I’ll probably put some mineral oil/parafin wax mix on it after a few coates of the plain oil.
-- It's very common for people to separate things they do from the things they need. - Jogge Sundqvist