|Project by jjw5858||posted 04-14-2013 11:15 PM||1223 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
First off, I want to thank all of you for your kindness, inspiration and encouragement. Believe me I take a lot of pride hearing from woodworkers that come from all walks of the trade. Wether it be hand tools, machine work, or both, I am always very excited to share my part of the shop with such experienced and talented folks.
You may have recognized that I have been making spoons….lol. Well tonight sitting outside in the sunshine and hewing a piece of Paper Birch something magical happened. I suppose in sports talk we would say I entered “The Zone”. Funny part is…..I had no big plans to even make much of the piece I was working on. I was simply enjoying some extra time at the log and then the lines, the knife, and the hatchet all spoke the correct language. I began to see my shavings bringing forth something more than my usual style of output.
Just yesterday I was watching some footage of Jogge Sundqvist carving bowls and spoons. Of course I saw things in my own work that needed improving. I am truly glad for that time spent studying because I feel it put me in some sort of mindset that produced this piece I showcase here and now.
I have carved about 100 or more spoons, and I can honestly say it was to make this very spoon. For my level which is an intermediate spoon maker, I think this is really a spoon that captures what makes me continue to keep going back and doing this work all over again and again.
I thank you for looking and I am lucky to add that I captured video of this session of carving. In the coming week I hope to produce another video for my buddies to enjoy watching this spoon come to life!
All the best and thank you!
-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW