Chip carved hard maple spoons

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Project by Ballantyne posted 05-28-2014 11:05 PM 2120 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is my recent set of spoons.

Crafted by splitting blanks with a froe and mallet,
shaped with an axe,
and detailed with a carving knife.

Many pro spoon carvers (Im still amature.. ) do NOT sand their spoons!

So as you know wetting wood causes the grain to raise, but slices with a sharp knife prevent this!

Sanding is nice because you get to hide many of your mistakes.. but chip carving not so much!

I call this the farmhouse collection! Each spoon has applied a walnut oil and bees wax paste, then heated up so that the mixture can get as far into the grain as possible.

Enjoy! I have some more stuff at my shop!

I also have a spoon carving tutorial on my youtube page here

Thanks for taking a look!

-- Jeff, Bobcaygeon, Wilderness Explorer

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 05-28-2014 11:59 PM

Nice looking spoons. Good work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-29-2014 02:36 AM

Great spoons – Well done.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#3 posted 05-29-2014 12:25 PM

Wonderful spoons! I really like your forms and variety. I’m sure whoever uses these spoons will enjoy them.

Just for your information though, chip carving usually refers to a specific type of carving where small triangular chips are removed from a smooth surface of wood making a pattern. Typically it’s a Scandinavian form of carving, but has been found on Middle-Eastern wood work as well.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#4 posted 05-30-2014 07:26 PM

Nice work!

-- -Kirk

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