My First Spoon

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Project by RichCMD posted 07-14-2013 09:44 PM 863 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first completed attempt at carving a spoon. The first attempt went bad when I had to stop working on it for several days and left it where it dried out and split. Lesson learned. This one is made from an unknown type of wood, part of a section of limb I recovered from the county dump firewood pile. The wood has an odd grain that makes spots on the surface look rough when they are not. It is finished with a mix of mineral oil and beeswax.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#1 posted 07-15-2013 02:21 AM

Great start! Keep at it. This is a craft that takes a little time like anything else but is surely a very addictive and fun one.
I hope you continue to learn and enjoy it. You might be interested in checking out some of my links. Take care!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#2 posted 07-15-2013 12:31 PM

jjw5858, thanks for the nice words. I found some great information on your blog about carving spoons from larger diameter logs. Finding that information was very timely because I was contemplating doing just that. I have a cherry log that I originally planned to use for bowls, but it did not split very evenly. (After that I bought a fore, which gives much better control when splitting a log.) I was thinking of repurposing some of the cherry for spoon carving. I have not seen too many spoons carved from cherry, but I don’t really have anything else to do with that wood.

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#3 posted 07-17-2013 04:05 PM

It looks good and has a nice shape. You’re off to a good start. Keep them coming.

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