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Thread: Carving spoons is an addiction!

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    Carving spoons is an addiction!

    I thought I'd share some pictures of my creations after endless hours of mind-freeing, soul-relieving carving!

    For me, it's now starting to become more than just creating a perfectly symmetrical utensil etc. and more about the tree itself. I've started to carve with the grain and have a few in the pipeline now that are more bendy/curved, encompassing the tree's natural shape, pictures of those will come shortly!

    These few are a couple from the early days and two from fairly recently all carved with a Gransfor Bruks Wildlife Hatchet, a Frost 106 and a Ben Orford small spoon knife.

    One spoon on here was sparked from an amalgamation of a member on this forum and his leaf spoon and a Viking style spoon I'd seen that was crafted at Spoonfest.

    Feedback would be welcomed!

    All the best in your endeavours.
    Last edited by steelezac; 13-11-2015 at 10:00 AM.

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    Tribal Elder Chubbs's Avatar
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    Lovely spoons.

    I also enjoy a bit of spoonmaking when I have time. Nearly finished a Kuksa last week and found that it has started to split. Might be able to fix it, but if not I will just put it down to experience and start again.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks Chubbs!

    Oh damn, it's a pain when that happens! I had made a Kuksa once but my sister soon took it for herself! Maybe it's time to start another, now you've mentioned it!

    I hope your next round with the famous cup is more productive providing you can't salvage it, of course!

    Thanks for commenting!

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    Do you head out and find specific wood for making these, or can it simply be done through picking up a bag of logs from BnQ etc? I currently have access to little more than twigs and sticks from places like Clapham Common, it would be nice to have something a little larger to try some carving on.

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    Hi hl9213o

    Personally, I collect my wood on walks out and about with my trusty Laplander.

    Having not seen B&Qs logs, I wouldn't like to advise but I will say greenwood is much easier to carve and I wouldn't think their logs are freshly cut.

    Sounds bizarre but if you're a beginner and want to hone your skills, use soap and a small knife.

    Other than that, a train or bus ride out to the sticks with a rucksack is your best bet!

    If you ever want any help, just drop me a message and I will be glad to do my bit!

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    Hey Steelezac

    I've no idea on the state of shop bought wood. It is probably as you say. My only experience with firewood has been a delivered fresh affair. The landlord just delivered a new batch of logs, so I'm going to have a look see in a bit.

    Thanks for the help. You might get a message from me one day, but I'm generally a little unconventional and just experiment till I work out what I like. Tends to cost a bit more though ha.

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    Tribesman bikebum1975's Avatar
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    Nice work there.
    I'm not one of those complicated, mixed-up cats. I'm not looking for the secret to life.... I just go on from day to day, taking what comes. ~Frank Sinatra~

    " Nessmuk " says:
    " We do not go to the woods to rough it ; we go to
    smooth it — we get it rough enough in town. But
    let us live the simple, natural life in the woods, and

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    Cheers bikebum1975. Got a couple I'm working on and been asked to make a walnut cigar ashtray so I'll show you guys that when its ready, just waiting on dimensions

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