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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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Post by Chilli-head on 14th January 2011, 12:05 pm

Father Christmas came up trumps. I now have a collection of carving tools, a set of new ones and some old Marples chisels from the days when Marples were a good brand.

I've started having a go at spoon #1 Very Happy

One thing I notice is that I'm creating quite a pile of wood chippings and shavings, so even if the spoon comes out rubbish, I'm hoping to try and smoke some chillies with the debris - but that's for another section of the forum, I think ...
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Post by Chilli-head on 15th January 2011, 11:00 pm



First attempt so far, still needs finishing, but it looks as I hoped. Badger, you mentioned that you oiled your spoons; what oil do you use ? I'm inclined to use olive oil ?
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Post by Compostwoman on 15th January 2011, 11:07 pm

ooooo pretty Very Happy

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Post by flute on 16th January 2011, 12:00 am

Wow! Very pretty. smitten

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Post by boobiejuicemama on 16th January 2011, 10:00 am

Oh I love this one too! clever folks Smile
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Post by Adrian on 16th January 2011, 3:00 pm

Chilli-head wrote:

First attempt so far, still needs finishing, but it looks as I hoped. Badger, you mentioned that you oiled your spoons; what oil do you use ? I'm inclined to use olive oil ?

I use walnut oil - that is an amazing first attempt, my first one looked like it had bee carved with flint tools..

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Post by Penny on 16th January 2011, 4:04 pm

Wicked cool! That looks so awesome. It's the sort of thing that makes me want to try to do something too but I have such a history of somehow not doing things right.
I promised myself I would be braver and try. I'm so afraid I'll cut myself since knives and I don't get along. Makes cooking very interesting.

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Post by Guest on 16th January 2011, 7:55 pm

Respect!
What wood is it?
We use a mix of Rape seed & walnut oil.

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 16th January 2011, 11:50 pm

Dead gorgeous! I love it, Chili!

Oh, and Penny, getting cut is half the fun! Sharp objects and I have had a give and take relationship, basically, all of my life. With the continued fostering of that relationship, you refine what you expect from each other, lol.

I'll get a cut from work almost daily. Mabye it's a scratch, maybe a small cut what bleeds a few minutes (it's amazing how quickly industrial contaminants still blood flow Rolling Eyes ), and, very seldom, is it something worthy of a bandage.

I'd love to give these spoons a go when I can get the right blades for it. Have to save nickels and dimes!
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Post by Sparhawk on 17th January 2011, 12:33 am

Nice to see you are easing into it Chilli, w Shocked w its a belter...

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Post by Chilli-head on 18th January 2011, 11:21 am

Thanks for the kind coments everyone Embarassed
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It's the sort of thing that makes me want to try to do something too
That's how I felt when I saw Badger's photos on this thread. I do hope some more of you give it a try ! I really value the inspiration to try things I get from you lot.

I've no great artistic ability, but having seen some Welsh love spoons I quite liked that Celtic sort of woven/ knotted/... pattern (which must have a proper name ...) and I wanted to use that idea but keep it simple.

The wood is beech WoodTroll; it was an offcut I had around from making a bathroom cabinet. I shall look out for some walnut oil.

Now, I really like those chains carved from a single piece of wood without any glueing, I want to figure out how to do that sometime.
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Post by Chilli-head on 17th February 2011, 10:14 pm

My parents will be celebrating their golden wedding anniversary in just a couple of weeks. I'm hoping that something handmade by myself will be a bit special for them, so:

A commemorative love spoon, in kiln dried French oak.
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Post by Compostwoman on 17th February 2011, 10:25 pm

Wow! Wow! Wow!

That is amazing CH.

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Post by Adrian on 17th February 2011, 10:39 pm

Astonishing, I am seriously impressed

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Post by Compostwoman on 17th February 2011, 10:48 pm

I am seriously envious, also!

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Post by Sparhawk on 17th February 2011, 11:52 pm

Seriously stunning... Cool

I wouldn't want to get involved in a "who can pee higher up the wall competition..." with you... Laughing

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Post by Compostwoman on 18th February 2011, 12:08 am

Well that counts me out, anyway Very Happy

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Post by polgara on 18th February 2011, 11:14 am

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 18th February 2011, 6:02 pm

Amazing. Love it! And I'm sure they will too.
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Post by Chilli-head on 21st February 2011, 10:39 am

I have to confess here that the twiddly bits look much harder to make than they actually are. The design is predominantly 2 dimensional, so you just draw it onto your wood, cut it out with a coping saw and remove material from the back and front to create the weaving under/over look. The final step is to round things out using knives. There is a really good tutorial, with some patterns here. I didn't find that site untill after I'd worked out my own way of doing things, but what I do is very similar.
The one thing I would say is that I do things in a different order - I hollow out the bowl of the spoon, and cut out the piercings first. Why ? it is much easier to clamp a rectangular block !

Go on, give it a go. It is not as hard as it looks !
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Post by Bardster on 21st February 2011, 7:33 pm

I am just about to go off and improve my spoon carving with a course by Robin Wood - really looking forward to it and hoping I can get results that look as good as those here.
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Post by Adrian on 21st February 2011, 7:58 pm

Take photos and remind Robin that we still exist Very Happy

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Post by queen of string on 23rd February 2011, 12:34 am

That's truly lovely, the sort of thing any right minded person would love to own. I've never carved anything useful, husband occassionally makes himself a new club for killing fish but never a spoon or anything useful to me. Off to google books and knives :-)
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