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Blog series by tr33surg3on updated 11-02-2011 06:19 AM 2 parts 4739 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: Sawing the outline

10-31-2011 06:25 AM by tr33surg3on | 1 comment »

I started a wooden spoon as a practice carving project. It’s kind of like a very miniature mandolin back plate, neck and head stock. My coping saw is right near the top of the list for my least favorite tool, but it got the job done with a little help from a keyhole saw to cut the outline from a cherry blank (left over from the knife handles). The design will be very simple for this first one with an eye for actually being usable. It’s only slightly bigger than a large t...

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Part 2: Carving the bowl

11-02-2011 06:19 AM by tr33surg3on | 4 comments »

I picked up a Henry Taylor curved gouge at Hardwick’s in Seattle for this project. I think it’s a 13mm #6 sweep, which is slightly bigger than ideal, but I expect to mostly be using it for larger projects than this. It sharpened up nicely and carves the cherry very well. Bigger cuts feel like hard ice cream, which I understand is about right. Toward the end I ended up doing very light cuts which felt almost like shaving or planing, which surprised me. Won’t need much sa...

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