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Craftsmanship => Clothing and Other Crafts => Topic started by: ridjrunr on November 10, 2020, 09:10:52 PM

Title: This n that
Post by: ridjrunr on November 10, 2020, 09:10:52 PM
As usual I have several projects in the works. However, I had a rotator cuff surgery on the 30th and that realy put the halt to things for several weeks. Knowing this was going to be the case, I did jump into another rabbit hole ive been eyeing over a yr. Spoon carving.  I like old tools and things you can do with them and after viewing and joining a fb spoon carving group, I decided to try n knock out a spoon before my surgery date.
I had recieved a couple pcs of cherry that was supposed to be pistol blanks in a trade but they were skinnier than they were suposed to be so I thought, what the heck, see if I can cobble a spoon out of it. This is my second attempt at a spoon, so its clunky. I darkened it by cooking in the oven at 400 for 30 minutes and then while still hot, adding butcher block treatment 3-4x.
Allin all, it carved very nice and I'll continue down this little side venture. I see it as good side work, fitting in between larger projects.
Title: Re: This n that
Post by: KDubs on November 10, 2020, 09:13:30 PM
Really nice, feels good to be self sufficient
Title: Re: This n that
Post by: rollingb on November 10, 2020, 11:51:30 PM
That's a darn good lookin' spoon!  :applaud
Title: Re: This n that
Post by: Bigsmoke on November 11, 2020, 01:27:22 AM
Looking good.
The thing that surprises me is there is a spoon carving group on FB.  What other kind of groups are there out there that I have no idea about?

John
Title: Re: This n that
Post by: ridjrunr on November 11, 2020, 02:53:53 AM
Looking good.
The thing that surprises me is there is a spoon carving group on FB.  What other kind of groups are there out there that I have no idea about?

John

Actualy almost too numerus to mention Bigsmoke. Ya kinda have to weed through them and find some of the better run ones. Alot of great info is shared with beginners there.
Title: Re: This n that
Post by: BEAVERMAN on November 11, 2020, 01:48:57 PM
Good looking spoon there Dan! I have been eyeing those too, maybe one day when I get ALL the other projects finished! like that's ever going to happen! :Doh!
Title: Re: This n that
Post by: Hank in WV on November 11, 2020, 05:31:02 PM
Pretty cool Dan. I might have to look into that. Not something I ever considered before.
Title: Re: This n that
Post by: ridjrunr on November 11, 2020, 07:05:12 PM
Pretty cool Dan. I might have to look into that. Not something I ever considered before.
Those groups are of the very few things ill miss when I exit fb
Title: Re: This n that
Post by: ridjrunr on January 12, 2021, 10:26:51 PM
Here are a couple others I made recently. Same cherry wood but not cooked as long. The one with a heart finial, I turned the handle section round on the lathe and ended up up with a chunk on the end so I just carved the heart.
Title: Re: This n that
Post by: KDubs on January 12, 2021, 11:16:31 PM
Real nice, gotta make me some of those.
Kevin
Title: Re: This n that
Post by: rollingb on January 13, 2021, 12:33:05 AM
Those are some dandy spoons!!  :applaud  :bow
Title: Re: This n that
Post by: ridjrunr on January 13, 2021, 01:34:37 AM
Thanks guys. One is a gift the others are headed for my trade blanket at rendezvous!
Title: Re: This n that
Post by: BEAVERMAN on January 13, 2021, 02:19:54 AM
 :hairy looking good Dan!
Title: Re: This n that
Post by: ridjrunr on January 13, 2021, 02:22:18 AM
Thank you Beaverman !
Title: Re: This n that
Post by: Butler Ford 40 on January 13, 2021, 04:56:15 AM
You're developing quite a talent!!  They all look good!

 :hairy