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Project by mpounders posted 12-19-2019 08:45 PM 891 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a little 8” spoon I just finished. I have always liked using leather patterns in my carvings and I am also a fan of Jordan Straker who uses them in gourd carvings and other items. I have never seen them used on a spoon, but it seemed like a good idea! Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com





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PaulDoug

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#1 posted 12-19-2019 08:47 PM

And not only a good idea, but a great idea. Beautiful!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 12-19-2019 08:54 PM

Wow !!! this is very beautiful, different from what you use to post , but gorgeous , bravo.

-- andrek

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#3 posted 12-19-2019 09:31 PM

Oh yes Blazing Saddles and the baked beans comes to mind!

Its a very nice result,.... the spoon that is!

-- Regards Rob

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Brit

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#4 posted 12-19-2019 09:44 PM

I love it Mike. I take it that the stitching is actual stitching. You didn’t carve that as well did you?

-- 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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mpounders

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#5 posted 12-19-2019 10:00 PM

No its all wood. including the sitching.


I love it Mike. I take it that the stitching is actual stitching. You didn t carve that as well did you?

- Brit


-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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oldrivers

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#6 posted 12-19-2019 10:08 PM

Very nice, I like that a lot. I miss your Character cravens also.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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putty

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#7 posted 12-19-2019 11:19 PM

Nice Work,,
a marriage of wood and leather work!!

-- Putty

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kiefer

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#8 posted 12-19-2019 11:48 PM

What a beautiful carving .
Love how you did the leather look handle which I find unbelievable detailed !
Yes Jordan Straker does some exceptional carvings that are museum pieces .
I had the pleasure of meeting John at a show in Calgary Alberta and he allowed me to touch a vest that I swore was made from leather but it was carved from wood unbelievable and all done with a Dremel tool.

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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ralbuck

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#9 posted 12-19-2019 11:48 PM

Gorgeous!

I bet there were TOO MANY hours of work in that!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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lumberdollys

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#10 posted 12-20-2019 01:43 AM

WOW!! This is all wood and no leather or thread?
This is beautiful. You have a gift for carving, especially detail.
That’s the first carving that I have seen that is made to look like leather.
Very nice Mike
~Dolly

-- CrossGrain Wood Products,

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#11 posted 12-20-2019 01:43 AM

Beautiful work, Mike!

Claude

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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lightweightladylefty

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#12 posted 12-20-2019 06:05 AM

Mike,

Keep that up and you’ll be giving Jordan a run for his money! What a fantastic carving!

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Brit

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#13 posted 12-20-2019 10:38 AM



No its all wood. including the sitching.

I love it Mike. I take it that the stitching is actual stitching. You didn t carve that as well did you?

- Brit

- mpounders

Thanks Mike that’s amazing. I hope you’ll permit another question also. Is the shading on the handle painted on or burned on? I’m guessing it is painted. If so, you did a great job of keeping it off the stitching.

-- 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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#14 posted 12-20-2019 10:41 AM

Nice work..great idea…

-- VillageCarver,Chattanooga

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#15 posted 12-20-2019 11:49 AM

Love it Mike. A masterpiece like all your work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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