first try at carving.

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Project by murch posted 03-21-2011 04:48 AM 1543 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi LJ’s. My garden is small and easily managed. I was sitting on the deck on day, waiting for a weed to appear,when I was tempted to try a bit of carving. I picked up a piece of scrap pine and a Stanley knife (a fine tool) and a new hobby was born.
The sun was shining, the wife was away and the afternoon flew by. This was about a year ago and I’m hooked ever since. I was searching the www for project ideas and stumbled upon this super fab site last Christmas. Great bunch of people on here.
I’ve bought a few tools (flexcut palm gauges to hollow the above – also a fine purchase) and have had plenty of the ups and downs since but I keep getting ideas for things I want to try.
Thanks for looking. The finish on this spoon is loads of hand sanding and a few licks of linseed oil.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#1 posted 03-21-2011 05:20 AM

I wish my first try came out as nice. Great Job. Also check out I love the site

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 03-21-2011 03:11 PM

There’s no going back now. Nice one!

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#3 posted 03-21-2011 06:10 PM

Cool little spoon. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 03-23-2011 12:55 PM

Great start! Be extremely careful though…. not because of the sharp tools, but carving can be addictive…. so can carving spoons.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#5 posted 03-29-2011 05:42 PM

Very nice spoon… looking forward to more!

-- Maker of Stuff....

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