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This n that
« 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.
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Re: This n that
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2020, 09:13:30 PM »
Really nice, feels good to be self sufficient
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Re: This n that
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2020, 11:51:30 PM »
That's a darn good lookin' spoon!  :applaud
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Re: This n that
« Reply #3 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?

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Re: This n that
« Reply #4 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?

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Re: This n that
« Reply #5 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!
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Re: This n that
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2020, 05:31:02 PM »
Pretty cool Dan. I might have to look into that. Not something I ever considered before.
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« Reply #7 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
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