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Post by Adrian on 2nd January 2010, 7:53 pm

I have wanted to learn this craft for yeas, but only recently acquired the Frosts Mora carving and Crook knives (40th pressie from my sweet baby sister). Then time and tasks kept me busy until this holiday season.

So finally I cut some birch and start teaching myself - then I watched some youtube videos and learned how to do it properly.

This is my second attempt at spoon carving.


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Post by polgara on 2nd January 2010, 10:51 pm

Good effort Badger. :bigclap:
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Post by chickenofthewoods on 2nd January 2010, 11:05 pm

Can I be honest and say I like that more than your first? It has more character.

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Post by Adrian on 2nd January 2010, 11:47 pm

My first one is dreadful, but it was my first and shall be treasured.

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Post by chickenofthewoods on 3rd January 2010, 12:42 am

Don't be so hard on yourself, I wouldn't call it dreadful!

The point is now you're more familiar with your tools & materials you can start to inject the extra little nuances of character that make these things really special & unique to you.

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Post by Compostwoman on 3rd January 2010, 12:52 am

I wouldn't dare show you my firast efforts....but maybe the one I am doing now....?

Anyway...ANY thing carved by hand, with love, is of value and precious...and the one I see in you post is lovely Badger...

I must finish the one I am working on...its made from a huge twisted bit of Honeysuckle...and is very lovely to see...hopefully I have not ruined it, even if I haven't actually enhanced its looks..... Rolling Eyes

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Post by MrsC on 3rd January 2010, 8:31 am

Fantastic effort - good work there Badger! :bigclap:

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Post by MrsNesbitt on 3rd January 2010, 10:31 am

Wow! Never heard of this before, a wonderful example Badger!

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Post by Adrian on 6th January 2010, 7:52 pm



Attempt number three.

I feel that I have developed a more controlled technique with the crook knife and can carve deeper and smoother.

I just need to tramp out into the snowy woods and cut more birch for the next series of attempts...


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Post by vwalker99999 on 6th January 2010, 8:35 pm

Beautiful work, Mr. B

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Post by polgara on 6th January 2010, 10:32 pm

Now that is really good. Well done Badger. Cool
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Post by Compostwoman on 6th January 2010, 10:36 pm

Wow! well done Badger, it is really lovely! :bigclap:

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Post by MrsC on 7th January 2010, 8:53 am

I thought no 2 was good, but no 3 is fantastic!

Well done Badger! :bigclap:

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Post by chickenofthewoods on 7th January 2010, 7:58 pm

Yup. You're definitely getting there. Beautiful piece of work. :flower:

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Post by chickenofthewoods on 9th January 2010, 7:25 pm

Have you found yourself a new tree to fell yet B? I think maybe you should have a crack at making yourself and hubby some kuksas in birch. You'll likely get blisters in the process but boy will you learn a lot about the wood & knife control as you go along.

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Post by boobiejuicemama on 2nd July 2010, 11:23 am

I just wanted to share these tasmanian silky oak salad servers that my stepdad made me for my birthday. I love them and wouldn't mind trying this myself sometime http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1544187&l=11e5bae5d8&id=1208665880
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Post by polgara on 2nd July 2010, 12:54 pm

They are gorgeous.

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Post by Dandelion on 2nd July 2010, 1:24 pm

What amazing grain on the wood!

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Post by boobiejuicemama on 3rd July 2010, 1:19 pm

Silky oak is beautiful, and Tasmanian is the best Smile I have a lovely dresser made from the same wood.
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Post by Guest on 10th July 2010, 3:48 pm

Just found this one. Badger can you post a picture of the tools you used please.

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Post by Adrian on 25th November 2010, 2:03 pm

New Spoon, finished and oiled yesterday



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Post by Guest on 25th November 2010, 5:54 pm

Thanks Badger they are on my "wish list". I am very keen that more people should make wooden spoons, not sure why.... other than that they are beautiful and simple...as yours illustrates.

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Post by Chilli-head on 26th November 2010, 10:25 am

I want to have a go. I've put some wood carving tools on my Santa list Very Happy
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Post by Adrian on 26th November 2010, 10:41 am

The carving tools I use are also available from the carousel on the left entitled Badgers Craft picks for Yule

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Post by boobiejuicemama on 26th November 2010, 1:12 pm

I love this Badger! I am so keen to give this a go Smile
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