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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