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Show us your wood... Carving that is.

Post by Stickhorse » Fri May 31, 2013 10:17 am

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Here are my first couple of attempts at spoon carving. I'm artistically challenged so any tips and tricks are always welcomed.
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Re: Show us your wood... Carving that is.

Post by BigJesse » Fri May 31, 2013 10:19 am

Stickhorse wrote:
Here are my first couple of attempts at spoon carving. I'm artistically challenged so any tips and tricks are always welcomed.

Shoot, I think I should be asking you for pointers. They are WAY better than the ones I've done. :lol: What did you use to carve them?
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Post by Stickhorse » Fri May 31, 2013 10:40 am

LOL, thanks Jesse. I use a hatchet, and a knife for the overall shape. I don't have a crook knife yet so to hollow out the bowl I used a Dremel tool. Then a little sand paper to clean it up. I know the Dremel is cheating but I'm not getting one until Father's Day so I used what I had. I really wanted to concentrate on my knife techniques in shaping the spoons so that was really my main focus.

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Post by BigJesse » Fri May 31, 2013 10:47 am

Stickhorse wrote:LOL, thanks Jesse. I use a hatchet, and a knife for the overall shape. I don't have a crook knife yet so to hollow out the bowl I used a Dremel tool. Then a little sand paper to clean it up. I know the Dremel is cheating but I'm not getting one until Father's Day so I used what I had. I really wanted to concentrate on my knife techniques in shaping the spoons so that was really my main focus.
I thought for a second you were only using your knife. They're still awesome. Have you ever tried to burn in the spoon?
I've tried it a few times. Its hard to get it just right.
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Post by Woods Bexar » Fri May 31, 2013 11:18 am

This one was a gift for a friend. Carved from mesquite.
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Post by Stickhorse » Fri May 31, 2013 11:33 am

Nice. I like the spiral. How'd you do that? I definitely have to try that.

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Post by Woods Bexar » Fri May 31, 2013 12:30 pm

with a Mora#1 and cleaned up with sand paper. I've also used a dremel to do the same on a walking stick once.
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Post by CanisKil » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:42 pm

Had this posted on the old site, I think.

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Post by Pointman » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:48 pm

Whoa. I really like that one. Did you use a hook knife to hollow out the bowl?

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Post by CanisKil » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:03 pm

Don't have a hook knife. Used a small chisel and the knife pictured. Made from Mesquite.
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