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mr.punch
21-03-2013, 05:42 PM
Was over my mate fish's and out in the woods with kids we were collecting wood to make a fire for a brew and toasting marshmallow when fish cut a nice piece of wood from a fallen Beech tree, I noticed it had some spalting in it so kept it and took it home with me.

Got a pot out of it that I made a present of and turned this bowl for myself to use for food when out and about, the spoon is hand carved from local Ash, both finished in food safe products.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w194/jacketch/CBBEB5F9-21E6-4708-9554-D7B2AC37203B-3653-000000FD8AAEBE49.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w194/jacketch/FA7BFCB8-B933-4C39-A4CB-D2ED1189D5DC-3653-000000FD76B9BA91.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w194/jacketch/F187353F-69E8-4C21-9EAD-682BA664EA2B-3653-000000FE19C43EF1.jpg

Thanks

wildish64
21-03-2013, 05:47 PM
they are really lovely.. excellent work T^

Silverback
21-03-2013, 06:24 PM
T^

Ehecatl
21-03-2013, 06:28 PM
T^

f0rm4t
21-03-2013, 06:32 PM
Wow. That's professional!

Tigger004
21-03-2013, 07:21 PM
Truely fantastic

Kernowek Scouser
21-03-2013, 07:49 PM
Lovely craftsmanship fella, thanks for sharing.

paulthefish2009
21-03-2013, 08:05 PM
T^T^

Opal
21-03-2013, 08:43 PM
I would love something like that, lots of credit to yer. T^

butchthedog
22-03-2013, 04:11 PM
Oh man they're good, who wouldn't like to own them. :happy-clapping:

Big Stu 12
24-03-2013, 06:57 AM
Nice work there, the colour and grain looks really nice

mr.punch
24-03-2013, 09:00 AM
Thanks for the nice comments
As these are intended to be used for eating out of the bowl is natural coloured but the spoon had some brown food dye washed on main whilst the spoon bowl was soaked in super glue this gives it a very durable finish, then I put 3 coats of pure chinese tung oil on both items letting it dry between coats then buff it up with a soft cloth, whilst tung oil is food safe and also recommended for kids toys it is made from a nut so not a good idea for nut allergy sufferers.
That is how I get the grain to stand out and the colour.

rawfish111
24-03-2013, 09:41 AM
T^

JEEP
24-03-2013, 03:37 PM
Truly a work of beauty T^

JonnyP
24-03-2013, 04:08 PM
Nice work :0)
I am not sure how super glue improves the spoons bowl though. Spoons will wear around the edge but I can't see why you need glue in the bowl

mr.punch
24-03-2013, 06:12 PM
Nice work :0)
I am not sure how super glue improves the spoons bowl though. Spoons will wear around the edge but I can't see why you need glue in the bowl

I know what you are saying but I tried this finish to stop the grain raising up in liquid I thought it may keep it a bit smoother we shall see, it is the first time I have done this.

JonnyP
24-03-2013, 06:55 PM
I know what you are saying but I tried this finish to stop the grain raising up in liquid I thought it may keep it a bit smoother we shall see, it is the first time I have done this.
If you are worried about the grain rising, do your sanding when its all finished and dry, as per normal, then wet the spoon and dry it with a hair dryer (or over the fire etc). This will bring out the grain and feel fuzzy to touch. Then sand it again. You may need to do this a few times depending on how smooth you want the finish.
Or, do no sanding and leave the spoon with just the cut marks..