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Sassafras Swedish Styled Spoon

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Project by jjw5858 posted 04-17-2013 10:20 PM 1193 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a spoon that begins my further journeys into learning about chip carving and eventually the Scandinavian art form of kolrosing.

Kolrosing is a very old method of giving fine line surface decoration to wood. It started centuries ago with simply using the tip of ones’ belt knife to make fine decorative cuts – and then rubbing coal dust into it to bring out the pattern.

This and additional information on Kolrosing is found on Del Stubbs website at: http://pinewoodforge.com/kolrosing.html

This is a chip carving with good ole tasters choice coffee powder rubbed in, this would usually be done in Kolrosing where there are only score lines without any wood relieved….but what the heck, I wanted to try it and so I did!

The wood used here is this wonderful smelling Sassafras.

All hand made and sure feeling the blisters…lol.

Hope this inspires some future spoon carvers out there.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-17-2013 10:23 PM

Love the carving

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

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 04-17-2013 10:29 PM

Great work and especially on the carving. This is a beauty!!

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

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#3 posted 04-18-2013 12:18 AM

you never fail to amaze me, just when I think that you have done all the spoon you can, you come up with something new and beautiful.. another winner.. keep em coming.. Papa
by the by… loved your text the other day.. man you have the wisdom of someone twice your age.. never let anyone or anything steal from you that joy… you are an inspiration to all.. Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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#4 posted 04-18-2013 12:59 AM

Nice spoon, Joe. i like the balanced grain pattern,too…........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 04-18-2013 05:51 AM

Very nice Joe

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 04-18-2013 10:31 AM

I have never worked with sassafras but I bet it does smell nice while working. I had read something about kolrosing a couple of years back but still haven’t tried it. Not sure I can cut a fine enough line. Yours looks great.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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jjw5858

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#7 posted 04-18-2013 12:23 PM

Thank you all, great to hear from you!

Take care friends,

Joe

http://www.spoonscarver.com/

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

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Dave

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#8 posted 04-18-2013 11:32 PM

I like it!
I can just see Conan sitting on a rock eating with it.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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kiefer

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#9 posted 04-19-2013 03:57 PM

JOE
Congrats on your new website and you sure are a great inspiration for us .
Love your spoons and you got me thinking of giving it a go.
A friend dropped of a chunk of laurel leaf willow the other day for me to give carving a try .

-- Kiefer 松

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#10 posted 04-19-2013 04:55 PM

Another wonderful spoon. Great carving and kolrosing. Thanks for sharing and learned something new today. Great site and videos as well. Congrats!

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jjw5858

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#11 posted 04-19-2013 07:06 PM

Thank you friends, I am sure glad to hear from you. Spoon carving is wonderful not only in just the making of things from green wood but it is also portable! No benches, not a ton of tools. Just a nice chair, a few knives, hatchet and sit outside at a log and enjoy!

More to come, keep creating!

Joe

http://www.spoonscarver.com/

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

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