First Spoon

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OK, it’s not much, and it was just carved from a piece of scrap in the shop, but I thought it turned out OK. I have never made a spoon before. Picked up a hook blade knife yesterday and a new/old hatched last week, so I decided to try them out. After this experiment, I can turn my efforts to a limb I plan to prune off of one of the cherry trees in our yard.

-- Dave K.

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#1 posted 461 days ago

It probably looks better than my first spoon and I was proud of mine. It looks good to me. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#2 posted 461 days ago

Congrats on your first carved spoon!!! Looks great.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 461 days ago

Sure looks like a spoon to me, so I guess you could say it’s a success. What kind of wood did you use?, I just watched an episode of the Woodwright’s Shop, , and Peter Follansnbee made several suggestions on wood selection. Your spoon looks like it has nice tight grain.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 461 days ago

Actually, it was just a piece of douglas fir lying around the shop. I spent an hour fighting with a piece of hard maple (another scrap) before turning it into kindling with an ill-considered hatchet blow. I looked for something softer to practice on and this was the first thing at hand. A 2-inch thick limb needs to come off one of our Kwanzan flowering cherry trees – that will provide materials for spoon #2.

-- Dave K.

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#5 posted 460 days ago

Oldtool beat me to it. My first thought when I saw this was “someone watched Woodwright’s Shop last weekend”. I would love to make something like this. I think it looks great.

-- "Drill as many holes as you want. We have plenty of putty."

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#6 posted 456 days ago

You have talent in carving. It looks great and has a very nice shape. Great job and looking forward for more spoons.

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