WOODEN SPOONS - My Attempt, Using Boot Scraps!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 09-14-2012 11:00 PM 2908 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These spoons are from my scrap wood bin which lately has overwhelmed my carving studio. It was either throw them out or make something different. I have a class to teach next February entitled, Goldilocks and the three bears. the subject is power carving wooden spoons – free form. So I need some practise and with pencil in hand I sketched a few spoons, no patterns allowed, I said!
Four of the light coloured spoons are lilac and the mottled burgundy and yellow is caragana.
I call the large one with three branches – chicken foot. Had to make it into two spoons as I broke through the bowl and did a flip.
The other lilac spoon with branches – I call the ‘cauldron’. The two smaller ones came out that way as I wanted to practise doing curves. The caragana species is a hedge species in our part of the world, and is not too pretty to look at. Even when you carve it, the wood is not attractive until you clear stain it and ‘boom’ the colours jump at you.
I have a long way to go to go catch up to the other spoon carvers on LJs. They are my inspiration. Thanks. Enjoy!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#1 posted 09-14-2012 11:17 PM

Well…. look at you. Some really cool spoons…. and I really like the burgundy color. I wonder if that lasts or turns brown over time. The ‘rooted’ one is pretty dang wicked.

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

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#2 posted 09-15-2012 12:52 AM

These look like they could be filled with ice cream very easily.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 09-15-2012 02:54 AM

Very cool carvings

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 09-15-2012 03:01 AM

Nice job on these and very creative!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#5 posted 09-15-2012 06:35 PM

Very nice … I think one of your boots would a great spoon / utensil holder.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#6 posted 09-15-2012 07:54 PM

A fine job on them all. I really like the grain/color of the caragana. It really POPS !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 09-15-2012 10:00 PM

Very artistic Roman, but what else would we expect from “Mr Carver” :)
There is a shape for all sized hands in this collection, well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 09-18-2012 06:27 PM

The spoon making gets addictive doesn’t it! You did a fine job and I like the variety! If you want to “cheat” a bit, use a 1 1/2” round router bit with 1/2” shank in a drill press to start the bowl then band saw around it and sand like crazy!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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