Walnut Snake Spoon

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Project by BCDesign posted 08-10-2014 08:52 PM 1242 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made This spoon out of walnut,it is for decoration not everyday use,I hand carved the bowl with my robert sorby gouge,it was tough to chisel out the walnut.I cut the spoon shape out with my jigsaw using a scrollsaw blade which made such a difference to the big large toothed blade I was using before.I thought the wood was so hard a blade with bigger teeth would be better but i was way wrong!!
I wanted to try and carve something on the spoon handle so I drew the outline of a snake and carved it out with my flexcut vtool,the walnut carve easily with the vtool,and I think the snake turned out ok for my first try.The snake is one dimensional as I have few carving tools at the moment I need to research what tools to buy that I could round the form of the snake before using the vtool to cut the detail in.
I was going to try Kolrosing to make the carving stand out as the snake is hard to see, but the walnut is so dark I didnt think the kolrosing with coal dust would make it stand out.I was thinking to try chalk dust to see if it would make the snake stand out from the dark wood,if anyone has any ideas what I could do to improve the snake please let me know.I finished the spoon by sanding from 40 grit up to 1000grit and applied danish oil.

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#1 posted 08-12-2014 01:29 PM

Walnut looks great for a spoon. I like your carving idea as well, it makes this piece look almost tribal. Nice job, keep on having fun with it!

All the best,


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#2 posted 08-12-2014 04:30 PM

Hey thanks Joe,I really like the walnut,it looks so good when you apply danish oil or food safe oil.hopefully with more practice i will be able to shape the snake realistically!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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