Spoon carving in Turkey

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Spoon carving
in Turkey

After two and a half months holidays in Turkey, mostly there to relax and recover, but yes as a wood nerd, I do have some tools there and brought a few in the suitcase also.
So a perfect chance to work on the carving skills and test some new and some of my self made tools.
Olive and Sandal wood, local and harvested green as I were there.

This post is from the blog ‘Spoon and Kuksa carving in Turkey’ where you can get the full story:

I have to warn you, the blog is full of non woodworking also. ;-)

1. Some of the spoons carved this summer.
2. Olive spoon used for freshly made fig jam.
3. Sandal wood from the mountain.
4. First spoon of Sandal wood.
5. Small spoon and spork.
6. Double ended spoon in progress.

Perhaps this can inspire others to doo some carving.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

11 comments so far

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#1 posted 08-30-2017 03:38 PM

Great carved set of utensils! The blog on making them was real nice to!!

cheers, my friend…...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 08-30-2017 05:57 PM

I’m glad that you had fun and enjoyed on holidays. Great oportunity to improve skills.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 08-30-2017 06:21 PM

That’s quite a collection Mads. Nice work. What do you use the double-ended spoon for?

-- 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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#4 posted 08-30-2017 06:41 PM

Wonderful job Mads


--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 08-30-2017 07:13 PM

Fun. I would be cool to see them after 5 years of use.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 08-30-2017 07:21 PM

They are some cool hand made spoons. Nothing better than relaxing and spoon-in.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 08-30-2017 07:42 PM

Mads, I hope that you are recovering well. It’s always nice to hear and see what you are doing and I see that you have carved some spoons. You have done a fine job on this collection of spoons. I hope that you will get back to your own wonderful shop soon. God Bless! and I wish you well. :)

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 08-30-2017 08:20 PM

Mads pic #6 looks like a very small canoe paddle. Hope it works.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#9 posted 08-31-2017 02:04 AM

Food and woodworking, .... just doesn’t get any better than that!
Great character in these “rustic” spoons. They must be a joy to use.
You live well my friend.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#10 posted 08-31-2017 06:06 PM

Mads you are the man for traditional crafts and tools. Enjoy your rest and convalescence my friend

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#11 posted 10-09-2017 11:41 AM

it’s a very unique set very well made !!!!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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