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Bushlore Topics => Woodcrafts, Carving and Art => Topic started by: MrFixIt on May 27, 2015, 12:37:56 PM

Title: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on May 27, 2015, 12:37:56 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/spoons3_zpszqql90li.jpg?1432751728745&1432751729049)

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/Farmer%20and%20cross_zpsrz99yl7u.jpg?1432751728746&1432751729050)
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: wsdstan on May 27, 2015, 01:55:53 PM
Well it sure looks like It is a good start.

Nice stuff.
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on June 01, 2015, 11:28:11 AM
Well it sure looks like It is a good start.

Nice stuff.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on June 01, 2015, 11:30:07 AM
Tried some holly the other day, nice, subtle grain.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/hollyspoon1_zpsayvnn93d.jpg?1433179585870&1433179586306)

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/hollyspoon2_zps9skimfxm.jpg?1433179585870&1433179586306)
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: upthecreek on June 01, 2015, 04:18:00 PM
Looks fantastic in my opinion. The bottom one in the first pic is an eye catcher for me. Nice work.

Creek
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: Dano on June 01, 2015, 05:58:54 PM
Those all look great!  As much as I like the top pics, that Holly really has a cool look to it.
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: offtrail on June 01, 2015, 09:45:18 PM
Nice job!
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: Spyder1958 on June 02, 2015, 04:28:36 PM
Great job, love cherry for spoon an such. That holly has a good looking grain.
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: wolfy on June 02, 2015, 04:30:42 PM
That holly is interesting.......l ooks a lot like some olive wood handles I've seen.  NICE WORK! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 02, 2015, 07:06:50 PM
It looks like you are off to a good start! But holly berries are toxic and I would caution against using it for eating utensils.
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on June 03, 2015, 06:03:28 AM
It looks like you are off to a good start! But holly berries are toxic and I would caution against using it for eating utensils.

I knew the berries were toxic, but didn't realize that toxicity extended to the wood.
Thanks for the heads up!

And thanks to all for the kind comments!

After a google search, there seems to be a good bit of info concerning holly and it's properties.
Toxicity of the wood is not apparent, and quite a few "expert" spoon carvers highly recommend it.

Now I'm confused... :-[
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: Unknown on June 03, 2015, 09:28:41 AM
Rhododendron  is toxic as well, if you eat the leaves but I've heard is fine for spoons.
Walnut trees can kill competing plants that try to grow near one, but it have used a walnut spoon for ages.

  I haven't looked into Holly, but still wouldn't worry too much. Toxicity is one of those words that sounds scary, but might be virtually meaningless in some instances. Maybe not the best example- Some people are allergic to poison ivy, some are not affected by it, PI is listed as a toxic plant. You have to know how the thing affects you.  On the other hand toxicity can also mean very deadly.
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on June 03, 2015, 12:39:10 PM
Rhododendron  is toxic as well, if you eat the leaves but I've heard is fine for spoons.
Walnut trees can kill competing plants that try to grow near one, but it have used a walnut spoon for ages.

  I haven't looked into Holly, but still wouldn't worry too much. Toxicity is one of those words that sounds scary, but might be virtually meaningless in some instances. Maybe not the best example- Some people are allergic to poison ivy, some are not affected by it, PI is listed as a toxic plant. You have to know how the thing affects you.  On the other hand toxicity can also mean very deadly.

I would hate to give someone something that could be potentially harmful.
I know poke salad berries are toxic (my brother had to have his stomach pumped when we were kids) but my grandmother used to cook and eat the leaves all the time.
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: Unknown on June 05, 2015, 10:38:35 AM
Nothing wrong with caution. I'd hate to be wrong on this. My confidence is quite high most woods you'd want to use for wooden ware are safe unless eaten. Of course ring, and semi- ring porous have higher potential to harbor bacteria.

Keep on carvin bro
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on July 24, 2015, 05:21:47 AM
After some research, (and having found nothing concerning toxicity) I decided to try some Chinese Privet (aka waxwood).
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/privetspoons_zpsrspcvfnd.jpg?1437736618364&1437736618921&1437736621644&1437736625103)

This was stained with tea.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/privetback_zpslu2kaqsc.jpg?1437736845904&1437736846286&1437736848079&1437736851323)
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: Quenchcrack on July 24, 2015, 05:54:02 AM
Darned nice work, Mr.FixIt.  I think you are on a roll here.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on July 24, 2015, 10:10:24 AM
Darned nice work, Mr.FixIt.  I think you are on a roll here.   :cheers:

Thank you!
I guess I should post more photos of the other dozen or so I've carved lately...:(

Here are a series of pics of a work in progress

A round of privet.
(http://rs1065.pbsrc.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/privet%20rough_zpsykxrvdqr.jpg~c200)


Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on July 24, 2015, 10:11:29 AM
Oh well, seems that I can't load any more today... :-[
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on July 24, 2015, 12:27:09 PM
Splitting the blank with the hatchet

[imghttp://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/privet%20hatchet_zpsymwv1vra.jpg?1437762180894&1437762181379&1437762184191&1437762188425]http://[/img]

Roughing out the blank
[imghttp://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/privet%20hatchet2_zpsdwnbta0f.jpg?1437762180894&1437762181379&1437762184191&1437762188425]http://[/img]

I switched to the knife. Just not comfortable enough with the hatchet...
(http://[http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/privet%20knife2_zpsogs5qqim.jpg?1437762180894&1437762181379&1437762184191&1437762188424/img]There is a spoon in there somewhere...[img])http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/privet%20knife_zpszipudenq.jpg?1437762180894&1437762181379&1437762184191&1437762188424

ETA: I give up!
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: pete28 on July 24, 2015, 02:22:05 PM
Man you do some nice work my friend! It's funny that you chose holly as that is one of the next ones on my list of woods to try out. Mainly because I have quite a bit of it. That privet looks pretty darn nice as well. I got some of that kicking around my yard somewhere :)

A side note about hollies (won't consume this thread) but there are a few whose leaves make a phenomenal tea! Yaupon holly tea is incredible and the most caffeinated plant in North America.
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: Dano on July 24, 2015, 07:56:35 PM
Yaupon holly tea is incredible and the most caffeinated plant in North America.

I need me some of THAT!!
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: hunter63 on July 24, 2015, 08:14:53 PM
They look fantastic to me.......

Nice work, and Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 25, 2015, 11:32:04 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/privet%20knife_zpszipudenq.jpg)

Thought I'd give it a try. It looks like your photobucket for some reason doesn't give image links?
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: Unknown on July 25, 2015, 12:10:46 PM
It is there at the near the top : a 3 side rectangle with an arrow shooting out the right open side- gives you a drop down menu with various types of links
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on July 30, 2015, 09:51:19 AM
Thanks for the kind words and the help on posting pics...I'm a complete idiot when it comes to that type of computer wizardry  :-[
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on July 30, 2015, 09:57:12 AM
A couple more carved from privet.
The middle one is unfinished at this point, and I have no idea what it could be used for other than a measuring spoon or an organic shot glass... ;D

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/privetspoons2_zpst2xonxee.jpg)

Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 30, 2015, 10:33:31 AM
Really nice shape on these!
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: crashdive123 on July 30, 2015, 03:51:13 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: wolfy on July 30, 2015, 08:56:40 PM
Many 'spoons' don't look like one.......those three scream SPOOOON! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on July 31, 2015, 05:46:22 AM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Many 'spoons' don't look like one.......those three scream SPOOOON! :thumbsup:
Really nice shape on these!

Thank you all!
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on August 07, 2015, 06:00:42 AM
Another small eating spoon carved from privet. This one was oiled only, no stain.
Has a slight downward curve to the handle.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/eatingspoon_zpsnxcj3ife.jpg)
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on October 02, 2015, 06:29:20 AM
Finished these the other day, one is going to NY and the other to VA.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/privet%20stirring%201_zpsuyghkn4k.jpg?1443788824524&1443788825534&1443788829091)

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/privet%20stirring%202_zpsskcddgtz.jpg?1443788824524&1443788825533&1443788829091&1443788837397)

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/privet%20stirring%203_zpszjrjycei.jpg?1443788824524&1443788825533&1443788829090&1443788837396)

Both are carved from privet, and finished with several coats of mineral oil.
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: U.W. on October 03, 2015, 03:52:34 PM
Hmmm....


Splitting the blank with the hatchet

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/privet%20hatchet_zpsymwv1vra.jpg?1437762180894&1437762181379&1437762184191&1437762188425]http://)

Roughing out the blank
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/privet%20hatchet2_zpsdwnbta0f.jpg?1437762180894&1437762181379&1437762184191&1437762188425]http://)

I switched to the knife. Just not comfortable enough with the hatchet...
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/privet%20knife_zpszipudenq.jpg)
(http://[http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/privet%20knife2_zpsogs5qqim.jpg?1437762180894&1437762181379&1437762184191&1437762188424/img]There is a spoon in there somewhere...[url=http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/privet%20knife_zpszipudenq.jpg?1437762180894&1437762181379&1437762184191&1437762188424]http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/privet%20knife_zpszipudenq.jpg?1437762180894&1437762181379&1437762184191&1437762188424[/url]ETA: I give up!)


here's those photos.  not sure why you couldn't post them - or the last one anyway. the first two were missing the front bracket.                                                                "[" <~~~~~~~~ that thing in quotes.
keep up the carving...


u.w.
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: Unknown on October 03, 2015, 08:29:33 PM
Which ones have you used? Or maybe you give each one a test bowl of Cheerios? I guess what I'm asking do regularly eat with a wood spoon, now that you're carving them?
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on October 06, 2015, 07:10:34 AM
Thanks U.W., I'm hit and miss on posting photos, mostly miss... :-[

@ Unknown, I have used a couple of them, make some good chili spoons. I just wash them, allow to dry, then re-coat with mineral oil.
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on October 30, 2015, 11:34:28 AM
Some crappy shots of the latest one. Turned out OK for a mistake... :-\

(http://rs1065.pbsrc.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/OCT%20spoon_zpsriiusit2.jpg~c200)

(http://rs1065.pbsrc.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/OCT%20spoon2_zpscmrm70vt.jpg~c200)

(http://rs1065.pbsrc.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/OCT%20spoon3_zps7mj4dhei.jpg~c200)
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on November 30, 2015, 10:58:12 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/November%20out%202_zps7qkfsmkq.jpg)
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on November 30, 2015, 10:58:45 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/November%20out_zpseqjeqolh.jpg)
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: Sarge on November 30, 2015, 11:12:41 AM
Nice work! Nice accent at the end of the handle.


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Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on November 30, 2015, 12:48:34 PM
Nice work! Nice accent at the end of the handle.


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Thanks Sarge!
I would like to think that my carving skills are getting a little better. I at least feel more comfortable with it.
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: Unknown on November 30, 2015, 02:58:48 PM
I think you are getting better.

I have trouble getting a good picture too. Spoons are hard to capture.
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on December 01, 2015, 06:04:02 AM
I think you are getting better.

I have trouble getting a good picture too. Spoons are hard to capture.

Thanks Unknown.
My cell phone photography leaves MUCH to be desired.  :-[
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: Quenchcrack on December 04, 2015, 05:16:09 AM
Nice work, great progress!
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on December 04, 2015, 01:16:00 PM
Nice work, great progress!

Thanks Max!
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on February 03, 2016, 07:43:37 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/Jan16sotm_zpszhirwsig.jpg?1454510537251&1454510537938&1454510540788&1454510540922&1454510545080)

This was carved from wild Bradford pear.
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: Sarge on February 03, 2016, 08:59:33 AM
Each one is better than the previous. Very nice!

I have some Bradford pear in the firewood pile. It has some beautiful grain and curl. Is it as tough to carve as it is to split?


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Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on February 03, 2016, 09:57:03 AM
Thanks Sarge!
It carves pretty good, reminded me of privet with the grain changes and small hidden knots.
This was an experiment using this wood. It is considered an invasive species. The next one I do I will give it a tea stain to see what happens.
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: Quenchcrack on February 03, 2016, 10:29:14 AM
MFI, as I scrolled down this thread, I am impressed with the progress you have made.  My compliments, sir!
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: Unknown on February 03, 2016, 12:03:22 PM
I agree.
Looking good.

Did you use sapwood or heartwood?
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on February 03, 2016, 12:12:26 PM
MFI, as I scrolled down this thread, I am impressed with the progress you have made.  My compliments, sir!

Thank you QC! I initially was having problems with the bowl shape of the spoon, but once I learned how to properly use my hook knife, it started getting a little better.
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on February 03, 2016, 12:14:38 PM
I agree.
Looking good.

Did you use sapwood or heartwood?

Thank you!
And heartwood was used. There are quite a few wild Bradfords in a" beginning to get overgrown" section in the back field.
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: Unknown on February 03, 2016, 01:19:09 PM
So is it like the stuff here, a dark reddish orange  color that slowly fades a slightly pinkish off white?

my bigger bowls cracked like crazy, but seems like a good hardwood for carving
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: NewEnglandBushcraft on February 03, 2016, 04:53:55 PM
:thumbsup: Great carvings :D. My first projects were rather hideous, the first spoon I ever made was out of seasoned Black Oak with a stock Mora 164. Much later, I had a friend of mine reprofile the Mora 164, now it carves a lot smoother. I'm not quite ready for a kuksa yet, I did try that twice with seasoned plum lol....too damn tough it was to carve. Perhaps I should try green/fresh stuff for that?....

Really like the selection of woods you have :). Here I have a seemingly endless supply of Wild Black Cherry and Sweet Birch, some Grey Birch, Black Walnut, apple (crabs and modern cultivated varieties), Sugar Maple, and Norway Maple for hardwoods. I have heard Chinese Privet has a spectacular grain, as do a lot of the pear varieties. Lucky you :D
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: jeremyctry on February 03, 2016, 10:40:16 PM
Very nice work bud when are you going to start on a kuksa?

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Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on February 04, 2016, 07:02:30 AM
So is it like the stuff here, a dark reddish orange  color that slowly fades a slightly pinkish off white?

my bigger bowls cracked like crazy, but seems like a good hardwood for carving

Initially it turned a very pale orange-ish color when I removed the bark, but during the carving/drying process it remained a creamy color.
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on February 04, 2016, 07:03:52 AM
:thumbsup: Great carvings :D. My first projects were rather hideous, the first spoon I ever made was out of seasoned Black Oak with a stock Mora 164. Much later, I had a friend of mine reprofile the Mora 164, now it carves a lot smoother. I'm not quite ready for a kuksa yet, I did try that twice with seasoned plum lol....too damn tough it was to carve. Perhaps I should try green/fresh stuff for that?....

Really like the selection of woods you have :). Here I have a seemingly endless supply of Wild Black Cherry and Sweet Birch, some Grey Birch, Black Walnut, apple (crabs and modern cultivated varieties), Sugar Maple, and Norway Maple for hardwoods. I have heard Chinese Privet has a spectacular grain, as do a lot of the pear varieties. Lucky you :D

Thanks NEB!
And if you would like to try some privet, let me know. I can send you a couple of rounds to try.
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on February 04, 2016, 07:05:37 AM
Very nice work bud when are you going to start on a kuksa?

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Thanks Jeremy! As far as a kuksa, I'll wait a bit before I try to tackle one. I actually have access to several good sized wild cherry burls when I do attempt one.
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: NewEnglandBushcraft on February 04, 2016, 02:03:37 PM
Very nice work bud when are you going to start on a kuksa?

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Thanks Jeremy! As far as a kuksa, I'll wait a bit before I try to tackle one. I actually have access to several good sized wild cherry burls when I do attempt one.
Hmmmmmmmm....seems like we can work out a trade :cheers:
I've got more Wild Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) than I know what to do with. I source mine from a public, town-owned park...the grove of cherry is soooooo thick from undergrowth and being too close to one another that it needs a serious coppice. I already covered about an area of 100 ft. The stuff has wonderful grain, especially the burly burls :D. Plus, most of the trees there are young and the perfect size for kuksas, staves, and spoons. Let me check my current stock, I might have to coppice another tree....I'll let 'ya know. ;)
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: Unknown on February 04, 2016, 06:12:40 PM
Neb what do you mean by "needs a serious coppice" and "coppice another tree" ?
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: wolfy on February 04, 2016, 07:21:31 PM
I looked 'coppice' up......it's a British word for 'whack to ground level' :chopwood: :shrug: :lol:
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: BigHat on February 04, 2016, 07:25:00 PM
nice looking work!


thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: NewEnglandBushcraft on February 04, 2016, 07:28:51 PM
Neb what do you mean by "needs a serious coppice" and "coppice another tree" ?
Nuts...don't have any pics to show you what I mean  :[ ....

OK...the area in question is maybe 3 acres of very overgrown and dense forest, primarily dominated with Black Cherry. These trees have grown so close together (sometimes less than 24 inches) that they will never be able to fully mature. As it is right now, much of the grove is overrun with invasives such as Asiatic Bittersweet and Autumn Olive. I do my part by removing as much Bittersweet as I can (not easy when the root systems of large vines can go 30 ft in two directions), eating the delicious Autumn Olive berries (helping in a small way to prevent a complete takeover), and removing Black Cherry trees that are either dead standing, diseased, contorted from being top-heavy with bittersweet vines, or weaker ones that are growing to close to healthier specimens. So far I've created a small area that is a bit more open than what it used to be, and the Black Cherry trees there should grow to be healthy (or at the least, healthier) and not try to out-compete one another.

"Coppicing" is a term used to describe the cutting-back of excessive growth. It is one of the earliest forms of agriculture, and is still in usage in Europe with hazel bushes. It is a very useful technique for creating a more open environment and for controlling the growth so that the trees, shrubs, or bushes will develop to maturity and not be cloistered with one another fighting for the same nutrients and sunlight. Aside from that, it also helps to control invasives so that they have less favourable growing conditions. Asiatic Bittersweet is one of our worst invasives because it develops so rapidly and is a hell of a pain to remove completely. It will wire around trees, especially trees that are growing too close to each other, branching out among them and creating a canopy of vines that damages the overall forest ecology by blocking sunlight to lower plants. This also creates a dangerous situation for the affected trees, making them very top heavy. I have seen trees felled purely by the weight of the bittersweet vines in the canopy. It has taken the place of native species such as Greenbrier, which can only be found in well-managed woodlands that are absent of bittersweet. It is very slow to take over in open woodlands, even with ample sunlight, because it has little to grab onto.

Aside from trail work that involves clearing a downed tree, this is one of the few other instances where tree removal can benefit a woodland and promote healthy growth under watchful eyes and careful monitoring. The wood is a bonus on the side - sometimes I get really nice, seasoned saplings that were felled by wind and the weight of bittersweet, perfect for staves or spoons, and sometimes I have to take down a larger Black Cherry that is top-heavy with bittersweet or too close to another, healthier tree, and that gives me larger sections for firewood and kuksa blanks which I trade to a friend of mine who is a woodcarver. It is a sustainable practice, and in this case a win-win for everyone :).  :choptree:
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: Unknown on February 04, 2016, 07:58:54 PM
Thanks NEB.

I've never done it, but have always understood it to be a way to get lots of long straight sticks, or waiting more seasons to get heavier poles.
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: NewEnglandBushcraft on February 05, 2016, 09:16:37 AM
Thanks NEB.

I've never done it, but have always understood it to be a way to get lots of long straight sticks, or waiting more seasons to get heavier poles.
In Europe, oftentimes the coppiced hazel branches are re-purposed to make wattle fencing. :)
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on March 07, 2016, 08:36:29 AM
Cherry wood.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/FEB16SOTMC2_zpswmswdxvp.jpg)

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/FEB16SOTMC_zpsq7m2fifx.jpg?1457364945518&1457364946081&1457364948324&1457364952228)

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/FEB16SOTMC3_zpsqw5gkusu.jpg?1457364945518&1457364946080&1457364948323&1457364952228&1457364961080)
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: crashdive123 on March 07, 2016, 02:17:27 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on May 04, 2016, 08:29:51 AM
Thanks for the thumbs up Crash!
I haven't posted in a while, so I'll catch up...
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/SOTM416-2_zpspm9vhwxy.jpg?1462371995233&1462371996134&1462371997844&1462371998507&1462372001624)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/MrFixIt4/SOTM416_zpsks57biif.jpg?1462371995234&1462371996135&1462371997844&1462371998507&1462372001625)
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Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: wolfy on May 04, 2016, 08:53:40 AM
Those are a little different than your common, everyday, run-of-the-mill spoon......very nice! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on May 05, 2016, 06:39:35 AM
Thanks wolfy! I'm getting a little more comfortable in my carving and decided to get a little creative... 8)
Title: Re: Just getting started
Post by: MrFixIt on February 21, 2018, 10:41:53 AM
Hey folks!
Was just visiting and saw this thread. Looks the PB fiasco caught up with me also...

Hope everyone is OK!