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Thread: Spoon with a twist and some knots

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon

    Spoon with a twist and some knots

    The homebrew club I'm in is getting ready to do our yearly club competition. First prize is always a locally made fancy cup of some sort. I've been throwing in a spoon as a second or third prize. I decided to go fancier than usual this year and did a little bit of carving.

    Roughed out, I've laid out and cut the spirals here. Didn't do this on the lathe because its oval so less advantage to turning it and I'd have had to commit to putting the extension on in the upper position
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    Spirals roughed and started laying out the knots.
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    Final spoon, that's a yardstick
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    Detail of the bowl and the knot around the handle at that end.
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    And the handle with the knot at that end. I carved the handle to look more or less like the head of a two row barley head. In order to keep it a "handle" I had to carve a full head of barley on each side and then kind of just wrapped them around to the middle. I think it works ok.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    OK, that's just flat-out awesome. The carved knots and barley head are a superb touch, both for the design and the execution The club just might have a new first prize this year.
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  3. #3
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    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    I have to agree with Vaughn, that is just flat out AWESOME

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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Vaughn and Tom said it all
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  5. #5
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    Oct 2009
    Near Gassaway,West Virginia
    Very well done spoon.
    Some can carve, I just whittle.

  6. #6
    Well done Ryan! Wish I had your skill/talent.
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  7. #7
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    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Very nice indeed!
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    North West Indiana
    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Belknap View Post
    Very well done spoon.
    Some can carve, I just whittle.
    And I can just cut my thumb!

    Ryan, that is awesome! Like the others have said, I think a new first place just arrived!

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    another first in my book ryan,, nice knots around the handle
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  10. #10
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    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State
    For sure, I would much rather receive that than a mug! Nicely done.
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