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Spoon - made in Scotland by a Dane.

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Project by mafe posted 09-28-2013 08:56 AM 1671 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spoon
made in Scotland by a happy monkey

On my visit in Scotland, one of the days friends of Jamie came by the house.
So it was time for some quality time.
Around the table in the living room.
Fresh wood.
Carving tools.
Plenty of talks, good mood and
Ohh yes and tea, since we are in UK, the Dane here had to replace it with coffee (sorry).

Pictures:
1. Spoon on bones, rough cut (one of Jamies old friends).
2. My first ever hand carved spoon.
3. Tried to play with textures and waves.
4. The shape give a good rest in the hand.
5. As you see.
6. Carving is more than carving.


I think it is clear to see we had a good day.
Here Jamie, destructing some wood…
Even Jamies really old friend was smiling, though he took a rest in the back ground


Arthur was busy, but did manage to sneak in with a little hand carved letter opener.


Wonderful Ryan and the happy monkey smoking his pipe, while we spend a good day together.
Ryan is a little sun, in his company one becomes happy.
This also happened to me, so I was having a blast that day, learning to carve fresh wood.
He is also a excellent carver, really patient with the tools, gentle and careful.
Even when he cut his hand a wee bit, he was calm and ready to carve some more.


This is Ryans spoon.
Think it really deserves a spot here on LJ.


Fine curves.
Wonder if he is looking at woman once in a while…
Are you Ryan?


Elegant Ryan!

It was really a fine learning experience for me, to become friend with the tools and keep calm.
Hopefully the others did not think I was crazy with my focus on sharpening on honing, at least I was doing their tools also, yes I have a thing with sharp tools…

Jamie you are right I did a spoon before, but not really a hand carved one: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/54053

This is another project from my tour to Scotland visiting my friend Jamie.

This post is dedicated to our LJ friend JJW since you were in my thoughts that wonderful day, guess why Mr. Spoon.

Hope this post can bring some inspiration; this is a great way to spend time together.

Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 09-28-2013 10:59 AM

That was some day for Ryan. You made him feel very proud.
Arthur wi a smile?? LoL
I think that was also the day that Tharchin taught Ryan to drive the
wee tractor?
Tharchin is now in India to complete his Pilgrimage.

Jamie
I was sitting with tea in Our sun spot at the front

-- 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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mafe

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#2 posted 09-28-2013 11:36 AM

I will never forget that moment, Tharchin and Ryan made us all smile.

Miss the sun spot and your company my friend.

Best thoughts from my heart,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 09-28-2013 12:11 PM

Great spoon, Mads. And great company in which to make it. Sounds like you had a wonderful time in Scotland and learned a lot too. I like that curved carving knife,too…...............Cheers, Jim

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

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WayneC

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#4 posted 09-28-2013 01:51 PM

Such a wonderful experience. It would be nice to sit by a high mountain lake here in California and carve something with you. Perhaps a walking stick?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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lew

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#5 posted 09-28-2013 02:15 PM

Sweet little spoon, Mads!

Is that a home made scorp you both are using to carve out the spoon “bowl”?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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mmh

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#6 posted 09-28-2013 03:09 PM

Fun project with nice company! (Although I do think you need to feed that poor fellow holding the rough carved spoon.)

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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HorizontalMike

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#7 posted 09-28-2013 04:10 PM

Wow Mads! Looks like much fun and good memories. Thank you sharing this little journey. Best wishes for many more to come…

8^)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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nobuckle

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#8 posted 09-28-2013 05:30 PM

A great little project created with great company. Memorable.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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Philip

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#9 posted 09-28-2013 07:10 PM

Looks like a great time!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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jjw5858

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#10 posted 09-28-2013 08:23 PM

Great one Mads! Loved seeing you carve that spoon, I hope its not your last. Take care!

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

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CFrye

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#11 posted 09-29-2013 04:26 AM

Great spoon and memories Mads! Thanks for sharing both!

-- God bless, Candy

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Schwieb

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#12 posted 09-29-2013 12:06 PM

I’m betting things are fun wherever you are. Great story and post, Mads.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Roger

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#13 posted 09-29-2013 12:53 PM

Looks like a good time had by all, except for the one guy who didn’t get enough ice cream and is nothing but bones… LOL

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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revieck

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#14 posted 09-29-2013 11:53 PM

The first picture proves one can work himself to the bone carving spoons!... Looks like a good time was had by all!

-- Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

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mafe

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#15 posted 09-30-2013 08:45 AM

Hi there LJ’s,
Big laugh here of all the bone comments, I guess I have to tell Jamie to feet the poor guy.
Happy where ever I go, trust me I do my best and are not bad at it – I can also be tired and grumpy on a bad day, but then I always remember to say sorry and give a hug.
May the last be the first and may it last!
Jim & Lew: http://www.amazon.com/Morakniv-Carving-Knife-Carbon-Steel/dp/B00343VCCK
Wayne, and a wonderful place for my hammock also I see – what a lovely place!
I still have a smile on my lips every time I thing of that day!
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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