Welsh Love Spoon

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Project by Brit posted 09-29-2015 08:45 PM 3684 views 11 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this Welsh Love Spoon over the course of about 4 weeks in my hotel room, working on it two nights in any given week. It is made from Lindenwood and measures approximately 12 5/8” long. For those of you who missed it, I wrote a 5 part blog detailing what each element means and how I went about carving each part.

Thanks for looking.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#1 posted 09-29-2015 08:49 PM

Amazingly well done.

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 09-29-2015 08:50 PM

Dang, that is nice Andy. Did you pick up your shavings or leave them for the cleaners?

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#3 posted 09-29-2015 09:05 PM

Incredible work! Details and finish are so precise and acurate.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 09-29-2015 09:30 PM

Very impressive carving, Andy!
The finished spoon looks fantastic.
What a pleasing reward for investing some spare time, and pushing your skills!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#5 posted 09-29-2015 10:46 PM

I agree, that’s extremely impressive. The ball and chain are particularly so.

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#6 posted 09-30-2015 12:05 AM

I love how you were able to do some woodworking on the road. That’s making life work for you. That and alternate nights at the Lamb and Flag.

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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#7 posted 09-30-2015 01:32 AM

Meh…I would’ve thought you could have done better after seeing your skills on saw sharpening…
LAWL, JUST KIDDING! That is just as fantastic as the work you do on your saws! I hope your wife loves the love spoon. You always seem to make me feel happy while looking at your work and reading your dialog (aka dialogue).

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#8 posted 09-30-2015 01:35 AM

Very nicely done and the lock and the ball in cage are great.

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#9 posted 09-30-2015 01:45 AM

Wow. Something like this has been on my mind for a while. Perhaps taking it with me like you did will help make some progress. Yours turned out very nicely.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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#10 posted 09-30-2015 01:54 AM

Awesome workmanship!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 09-30-2015 03:47 AM

Gorgeous, Andy!

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 09-30-2015 04:33 AM

Such a great and thoughtful project Andy. Well done sir.

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

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#13 posted 09-30-2015 06:47 AM

very well done Andy awesome.

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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#14 posted 09-30-2015 02:22 PM

Sure deserves a spot in the top three! Congratulations, Andy. Well done and an inspiration too.


-- Dan Krager, Olney IL All my life I've wanted to be someone. I see now I should have been more specific.

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#15 posted 09-30-2015 02:56 PM

Thanks for all the great comments guys. I really appreciate it.

Shane – I always leave the room spotless.

Got to decide what I’m going to do next now. Still, I’m on holiday until the end of next week so I have some time to make my mind up. I hope to progress my workshop a little bit over the next few days. I bought a cheap ‘that will do for now’ bench which needs finishing and assembling and I want to install some skirting board and French cleats. Then I can gradually make some hangers and get all my tools up on the wall where they belong.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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