Hand Carved Wooden Spoons and such

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Hand Carved Wooden Spoons and such

Post by skalla on Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:19 pm

I'm betting i'm not the only one here who likes a bit of whittling and carving.
I've been making a fair few spoons lately and often give them away as gifts, though luckily i have a few pics.  I was taught a bit of the old Bodger method for this, but presently work seasoned wood from off-cuts from my walking stick making.  Here are a few of mine, please share any that you may make!




There are the first ones i made, or thought were worth finishing anyway.... t-b: Plum, 2 Beech and lastly Sweet Chestnut





This pic has a Hawthorn blank (now finished) and a Scoop (again from Hawthorn, it's very small and just a practice piece really before i make some larger ones).  The Horn is an Archer's Bracer but still needs thongs attached etc.





...and some more!  l-r: the Hawthorn blank from the previous pic, now finished; four more Hawthorn tea-spoons (all hold 5mil level), another Hawthorn spoon , but unfinished; an Elder blank (now finished); a Holly scoop blank (unfinished as yet).  At the bottom is a Blackthorn half-teaspoon and a piece of Hawthorn ready to be attacked.

I usually finish my spoons in Sesame Oil, and/or Beeswax

I may add some more pics from my craft pile later, and please do add your own Smile


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Re: Hand Carved Wooden Spoons and such

Post by grendel on Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:19 am

Nice, as good as the guy in Hackney.

did you do it all with the knife in the picture or do you use a spoon carving crook?

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Re: Hand Carved Wooden Spoons and such

Post by skalla on Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:57 am

Many thanks!

If i'm carving green, i mostly use a hooked knife for the bowls.  I use everyone's favourite cheap spoon-knife, the single-edged Mora; far superior to the double-edged ones as you can choke up nice and close on the blade and the narrower tip is useful for getting into tighter curves.

For seasoned wood i often use a small curved gouge as well or instead.


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