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Welsh Love Spoon #1

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Project by Phil32 posted 12-26-2019 08:08 PM 544 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the traditions of Wales is to carve a wooden spoon as a love token for your sweetheart. This was my first try at making one, although I had years of whittling experience. I had invited my sweetheart on a trip to Wales, and carved this spoon after our return to the U.S.

Sycamore – about 9” long

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!





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Dark_Lightning

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#1 posted 12-26-2019 09:22 PM

Nice! Maybe I’ll try one of those, when I get my patience back after that Celtic knot I finished awhile back. Tedious hole drilling! Not too many holes here, and they can be carved out, right?

ETA- how many tries did it take to get pic1 and pic2 to line up like that?

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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Phil32

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#2 posted 12-26-2019 09:43 PM


Nice!
ETA- how many tries did it take to get pic1 and pic2 to line up like that?

- Dark_Lightning

Since I was editing from the same photo, it was quite easy

I rarely drill openings for pierced carvings – just cut through with my knife.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#3 posted 12-27-2019 05:34 AM

The handle is magnificant!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-27-2019 12:31 PM

Nicely done Phil. I did in fact coincidentally carve one of these very similar to yours which I posted on LJ back in 2012. If you want you can see it better on page 3 of my project gallery. If I remember correctly I roughed it out with my scroll saw then carved it to the final shape. Did you do that or was yours carved from scratch?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Phil32

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#5 posted 12-27-2019 04:56 PM

Mike – I can’t remember the source of this design, but I probably did search of “Welch Love Spoons.” The hearts and twists are fairly common elements. I bandsawed the outer shape but no scrollwork. My son bought a Delta scrollsaw for me in a yard sale after I carved the spoon.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#6 posted 12-28-2019 08:27 PM

Very COOL design…

Very COOL spoon!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php?media/albums/users/joe-lyddon.1389/

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