two Spoons, a Vase and a pair of Salt Cellars

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Project by darkhollow posted 05-05-2012 08:40 PM 2354 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pics 1&2 – This a serving spoon hewn and carved from Apple. it is approximately 8 1/2” long

pic 3 – This spoons is made from Manzanita, a nice, dense burgundy—colored wood native to the South-West. It is about 6 1/2 ” in length.

Pic 4 – This is a vase for arranging dried flowers. It is made from a piece of milled basswood that was being tossed on a bonfire. The base is a pulley-wheel with a sharpening stone on top of it. I also used a worn-out circular-saw blade as a washer, which can bee seen through the spokes of the pulley-wheel. This piece stands about 2 1/2 feet tall.

Pic 5 – These Salt-Cellars are made of “warts” off of a 150+year-old American Holly Tree which i tried for a few years to save from encroaching construction at a school I used to work at. When it was determined that the tree would not be saved, I got the whole thing to use for carving, saving it from someone’s firewood stack. (The base of the tree was around two feet in diameter.) The accompanying spoons are made from Manzanita. To give an idea of scale, the spoon in the foreground is about three inches long.

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#1 posted 05-06-2012 02:23 AM

wow .. very nice work BUD … you have some nice skill and style.

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#2 posted 05-06-2012 11:34 AM

I like all four spoons… but the first two are marvelous. The first spoon I like the way the intricate carving is framed by a more ‘natural’ border… and the face spoon has lots of character.

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

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#3 posted 05-06-2012 11:48 AM

All very artistic.

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#4 posted 05-07-2012 11:04 PM

These are all beautiful carvings, I am partial to the Vase, a lot of character.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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