Good material makes all the difference. This combo in yellow pine wouldn’t have had anywhere near the same effect.
New shape added to the repertoire. In love with this spalted sycamore and I should have bought more.
Carving a dough bowl out of spalted sycamore. It’s super green and easy to work with.
I decided this bowl would be more complete with a little pinch spoon to accompany it. It’s from the same tree, just not the clustered burl, so the grain comes out straight. It fits perfect and is off to its new home already!
dedicated to all spoon lovers, kuksa, scoop lovers, green wood lovers etc.. the spoon is not finished, do not judge too strictly)
yesterday in the evening was carving a spoon(in the photo) and really got into it.. till one o'clock i think.. eventually, when my eyes started to shut down, went to bed.. after five hours of sleep, i was awaken by the clock alarm, right into the end of dream.. and that's, what i want to share)
it was a pilot screenplay for the NETFLIX or HBO series.. goes like this:
first frame.. a big zoom on some piece of wooden and some movement.. camera slowly goes out of zoom and we start to see that it's somebody carving a spoon.. but the tool is strange.. after a while we see the whole picture.. and it's a man in the prison cell, carving.. and now we understand, that the tool made from prison fork.. after some moments, in which we, spoon lovers enjoy the meditative movements of carving and the curves of new spoon, there is a noise that comes louder more and more.. we hear dogs barking as well.. it is a prison guards search.. our hero hears the noise approaching, but his face stays calm.. he lowers his pants and does what man has to do, he hides the spoon and the instrument.. where? we cannot see, the camera stays on his very strong willed face.
cut! end of first scene
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if you are a director of netflix or some other studio and you want to make a series based on this script, i will provide all the spoons you'll need as props
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I put it in the oven 🤗 I couldn’t help myself. This is a persimmon spoon I carved a year ago, have never been happy with it, so it was my first tester for some baking action. It turned out amazing with the colors. I’m not sure what a sycamore would look like, but I’m sure gonna let you know by the end of the week 😋 what do you guys think? Dark or light? Am I taking it to far?
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A little sauce spoon made from cherry and a ladle made of maple. Burnished and oiled up for a return customer.
Very fond of this one. Carved from a piece of green maple. It feels wonderful in the hand and my burnishing rock gave it a nice finish. ****SOLD***
Sometimes when I finish a really nice spoon I become torn. Torn between “that would be bought up pretty quick” or “that spoon would make great addition to our kitchen”. 😁
Here’s the final from the post this morning. Finished up and oiled! One day i plan on setting up a webshop and will start offering these for sale. For now, I’m learning. If you are interested in purchasing a spoon, please send me a DM and we’ll get you on the list. I’m carving all eating spoons for 20.00 I feel this is more than fair, it doesn’t really pay for my time, but it does pay for my education in this craft, that seems like a wonderful trade for me ☺️
Canary wood is some of my favorite to work with, both because of its ease to carve and the unreal colors underneath. These two recently found a home, and deservedly so!
I’m reaching a point where I’m starting to feel some confidence in the direction I’m going when I start with my knife work. I Really slowed down on this one and took the time to draw out a pattern and stick to it. It’s still rough around the edges, will put some finishing cuts on it this afternoon and post a final.
Evolution of a burl bowl. I’m trying to decide what to do with the other portion of the burl. Burls are hard to come by so I want to exercise some creativity on what’s left.....what to do what to do? 🤷🏼♂️
I’ve been watching and talking to @dane.licina
about his roasting technique. He made a spoon that I some what started copying. From the shape and line work to the roasting at 200c. He says it’s bit of a chore when it comes to not frying the spoon. Yes it is a tricky bit. Sitting there hoping it doesn’t catch fire after I spend all that time trying to make a perfectish spoon. Ty Dane, you happen to be in my Top 5 list of carvers 👍🏼🙏🏼
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My little girl is a pro at carving spoons 😝 she has to do whatever I’m doing at all times.
So- I carved her out a little wooden knife. Everytime she sees me working on a spoon she now gets her knife and grabs a spoon to work on too #prouddadmoments
Boom! Another spoon coming to a table near you, or your table, if you would like? I have been focusing on eating spoons, this will be another one of the same. But, I think I’m going to start trying my hand at some cooking and serving spoons in the next week or two 😉 it’s time to learn some new forms.
Finally got to oil up this little devil. I had to apply a second layer of the epoxy to get the cracks nice and even, the oil has this piece popping like a golden doodle. Another big thank you to @ojaioaks.fallenwood
for sending me some of his off cuts. I’d never get to work with such cool stuff otherwise!
The oak burl has some larger cracks in the bottom, and a few in the bowl. I’m filling them with some 5 min epoxy. I know the video isn’t as sexy as @blackforestwoodco
epoxy pours, get off my back about it 😂!
Before and after if the dilapidated bench, once forgotten and now breathing new life. Swipe over if you missed the video yesterday. If the metal frame wasn’t solid cast iron I probably would have quit halfway through and said it isn’t worth the time, but the hours paid off!
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Espátula. No estoy muy seguro del adorno del asa.....
Spatula. I'm not sure of the handle's ornament .....
My wife’s the best. Let’s me steal the sink whenever I have a batch ready for finishing. She does extort her fee though. Her charge this time around is a spalted sycamore spatula. 😁
Definitely some winners here. Spalted Sycamore and Curly Ambrosia Maple.
This batch of spoons have been hanging out in my shop since before Christmas. Time to get them sanded and oiled up.
My weekend project was refinishing a bench for my in-laws. It took much longer than anticipated, as weekend projects do. But I didn’t have to go to Home Depot for more supplies so I consider that a win. I realized once it was complete, that it needed more support underneath or it would just break again, so I built some additional supports. It turned out quite nice.
Not everything from yesterday was a success. This was my first attempt at spoon carving and it failed. The lighter wood was kind of punky and the grain was either so deteriorated or it kept changing directions that there was a lot of tear out. I had the inside shaped how I wanted and went onto shaping the rest but the tear out kept getting to me. I had card scraped it and had it close but not perfect. I could have sanded it away but I got caught up in the idea of hand tools only or at least in avoiding that much sanding. So I thought I take a few more small cuts with the hook knife. They ended up being huge ugly cuts that ruined the whole thing. Learning lesson I guess. Just do what it takes to make it right don’t take shortcuts. I did learn a lot about carving as well... spoons are coming. —————————————————
Also while this was keeping me up last night I realized it might be salvageable. There is a lot of material here, I should be able to rip it down on the table saw and remove my mistake and still keep some of the work I already did and get the shape back. —————————————————
And yes this is the piece I was working on when I cut my finger.