Category Archives: Carving

The claw chooses

(Toy Story) Hopefully this wasn’t pure beginners luck and I’ll be able to carve a match. I only need two so there is hope. The wood is Pacific Madrone, which tries to rip itself apart as it drys (and I … Continue reading

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Post Modern Spoons

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The Spoon from the Black Lagoon

Or, what to do with a spoon gone bad? In this case, I was trying to carve a ladle, ran into a bark inclusion which broke the neck. The “spines” are bamboo skewers used as dowels to hold the piece … Continue reading

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Extreme spoons

Some flights of fancy in white oak, all from the same tree. Mostly hand tools (gouges, rasps, scrapers, sand paper), some bandsaw work.

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Small curved scraper

I’ve been making some ladles and the bowels can be a real a pain to cut cleanly because they can be small and deep; gouges work great on the sides but my hook knife is too big to maneuver down … Continue reading

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Hook Knife

I finally got around to making a hook knife. This one is 1/8″ x 5/8″ O-1 scrap fastened to an Elm handle with brass tee nuts (leftover saw nuts). I put the bevel on the inside, because that makes it … Continue reading

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Spoon and ladles

A spoon and ladles wait to dry so I can oil them (for color). The spoon is from some more ditch wood – scrub oak limbs soaking in a wet ditch. Well eaten by bugs and parts spalted to the … Continue reading

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More spoons

Lacquered¬†apple and oiled apple (or maybe pear). The bigger one gave me some grief as I was taking the final (of course) cuts in the bowl; an “invisi-check” caught the gouge, which then split and caused the chisel to take … Continue reading

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Spoons

Spoons are fun! And a great use of fire fodder. There are some great blog posts out there on carving spoons (Village Carpenter, Robin Wood, Peter Follansbee) and I’d been thinking about it but have very limited carving experience (ie … Continue reading

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