My first over-carved spoon ~•

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Project by woodcox posted 11-26-2014 06:20 AM 1575 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I felled a dead cherry tree in my yard a few weeks ago which prompted me to buy some proper carving tools. I think the other trees around the yard are going to come up short some limbs when I feel the urge;)
This is my first finished spoon of hopefully many more to come. I find this a very relaxing and challenging thing to do. Seems pretty primal to carve such a tool, I mean it was probably the first tool I learned to use. Another reason to do this for me was to stop buying plastic spoons for my lunches everyday! It came out curvy working around a knot and took shape after that, actually feels good in the hand too. I realize I need to look more and carve less, thinner than I anticipated. About eighty percent was carved with a folding and kitchen knives until the post man showed up with my tools. I’ve ordered a very nice full hook from Del Stubbs but he is booked out until after the holidays. I also have a carving axe coming from across the pond by Robin Wood. My Eastwing hatchet did the roughing out of the bandsawed blank but not a good carving axe for this. Tools in the pic are Moraknivs. With some of them in rough shape out of the box, they work well when reground and honed.
I can’t wait to try different woods and try to stick to set dimensions because this is seriously some fun!
Thanks for looking:)

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#1 posted 11-26-2014 03:20 PM

That is a great spoon, I love it…........Nicely done.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#2 posted 11-26-2014 05:55 PM

Nice spoon. Can be a very cheap hobby.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#3 posted 11-26-2014 07:49 PM

Nice Spoon Indeed!

-- Richard (Aurora, Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 11-26-2014 09:23 PM

Love the way they look like they just sit i your hand

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 11-27-2014 12:54 PM

Impressive work, way way nicer than my first spoon. It really is fun, isn’t it? Peter Follansbee calls spoonmaking a revolutionary act in today’s disposable mass-produced society, probably going a bit far. But still…

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#6 posted 12-16-2014 07:30 AM

Nicely done spoon. Looks like the first of many. If you want to try carving them wherever you go, I can recommend the Flexcut Carvin’ Jack as a good portable tool. The hook knife is well suited for spoons, but you have to decide whether you want the left or right handed version before you buy. The photo shows the right handed version, and if you take a close look, you will see that this means that you will be pulling the blade towards you as you carve the interior of the spoon bowl. If you prefer to carve with the blade going away from you, order the left handed version. This also applies to the V blade, and the small scorp.

Either way . . . Great spoon.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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