Love Spoon - Alder

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Project by Underdog posted 12-27-2020 02:56 PM 550 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this several years ago, but only completed it this month. A Christmas deadline and newfound courage to figure out gouge sharpening helped to stop delaying completion. I won’t say I have arrived, but I have learned a few things. First one is to stop using Alder for fragile carvings. Don’t ask. The second thing is how to sharpen gouges… sortof.

Anyway, this was my wife’s Christmas present this year, and she’s happy with it. We just don’t know where to display it. Perhaps a mounting board… another project!

Carved Lovespoon – Alder w/ WO Polyurethane finish, approximately 12” x 4”.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#1 posted 12-27-2020 03:04 PM

Looks great! I like the details.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#2 posted 12-27-2020 03:13 PM

Wow, that not a spoon, A WORK OF ART. REALLY SIRPRIZED ME.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 12-27-2020 03:52 PM

That is a great project and gift.

Thatʻs something I would like to try carving one day.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 12-27-2020 04:49 PM

You could say it was a labor of love, very cool project, nicely done.

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 12-27-2020 06:31 PM

That is beautiful !

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#6 posted 12-27-2020 08:06 PM

I think it’s a beautiful commitment to love. There’s nothing wrong with this spoon!!

-- Gary, Florida

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#7 posted 12-27-2020 09:14 PM

A spoon for a taste of life. Excellent work Jim with all the detail.

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

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#8 posted 12-27-2020 10:10 PM

That’s quite nice! Carving any wood that thin is always a challenge. Well done!

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

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#9 posted 12-27-2020 10:28 PM

That is beautiful work – very delicate!



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#10 posted 12-27-2020 11:26 PM

That is a beautiful piece of work.

-- cnarf, Ireland

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#11 posted 12-28-2020 12:48 AM

Well done, its great.

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#12 posted 12-28-2020 04:05 AM

That is a piece of art well done.

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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#13 posted 12-28-2020 07:59 AM

That is gorgeous craving sir!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#14 posted 12-28-2020 11:51 AM

what a beautiful example of skill and dedication

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#15 posted 12-28-2020 11:56 AM

I think that is amazing!

-- Petey

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