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    Spoon Carving

    Here's a spoon I just completed. Wood is basswood and finish is garnet shellac and wax. Let me know what you think!

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    With a spoon like that Ed a silver spoon kind of looks tarnished.

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    Hi Ed ,
    That is a great project. How did you do the bowl part in the oval shape and get it so smooth? It reminds me of the "Love spoon" tradition from the British Isles, or was that Austria.
    Are there others planned?
    Are your kids grown? since paddles are politically incorrect
    Thanks for the photo, how big is it, and is it a hang it or use it piece?
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    Thanks guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Schaubhut View Post
    Hi Ed ,
    That is a great project. How did you do the bowl part in the oval shape and get it so smooth? Used a bent back gouge. It dished it out nicely, then a LOT of sanding! It reminds me of the "Love spoon" tradition from the British Isles, or was that Austria. I think the love spoon traditionally came from Ireland.
    Are there others planned? You should know by now that my plans are whatever strikes my fancy (unless someone else is paying!
    Are your kids grown? since paddles are politically incorrect The only kids we have are four legged and furry! LOML would kill me if I swung anything at them!
    Thanks for the photo, how big is it, and is it a hang it or use it piece? It's about 10" long.
    Shaz
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    Excellent work, Ed. That's definitely a piece to be proud of.
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    Just impressive! Do you have any pics of the process that you could post?
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    nice spoon ed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Excellent work, Ed. That's definitely a piece to be proud of.
    Thanks Vaughn!

    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Just impressive! Do you have any pics of the process that you could post?
    Sorry Toni, I didn't take any progress pics. I sketched the pattern and scrolled the outline then just started shaping it!

    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    nice spoon ed!
    Thanks Tod, Glad to see you posting some more! I hope things are starting to settle down for you.
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    Very nice. Those are a lot of work. At shows, I see folks who don't appreciate them because they just don't know how much time is involved in a project like that.

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    Something I saw on-line.

    A different take on making a spoon.

    How to Make a Viking spoon

    In this great little Instructable, Morfmir shows you how to make a "Viking spoon," using only handmade, historically accurate viking hand-tools.



    You need:

    1. Axe: any small hand axe will do fine. It just needs to be sharp. A good hand axe weighs around 500-600g
    2. Hammer: you need a heavy hammer. If it is to small it will not have enough force to split the wood.
    3. Wedge: A heavy iron wedge made for splitting firewood will work fine. Alternatively use a old axe and hammer it through the log. Don't use you good axe for that. You ruin the axe that way.
    4. Knife: a small sharp knife will do.
    5. Spoon knife: You need a spoon knife, in my book there are no alternatives. You will probably not find it in you local hardwarestore, but you can buy it online. The best are handforged made by Svante Djarve but you can also go after the cheap ones made by Frost Sweden.


    How to make a wooden spoon, the viking way. (via Make)



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