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Offline Sarge

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First spoon
« on: October 17, 2016, 12:22:13 PM »
I think my first post in this section. I've started a few carving projects but they've ended up in the kindling bucket. I finally finished one. I started it months ago and put it aside until I found a hook knife. I bought a Mora the other day and finished the spoon.



Wood is bradford pear. I cheated with lots of sandpaper ... is that cheating? No stain, just rubbed some olive oil on it and hit with a loose leaf buffing wheel.
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Re: First spoon
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2016, 04:15:32 PM »
Looks good, Sarge! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:    I need to get one of those hook knives and try my hand at a REAL spoon sometime.   So far, my attempts have all come out as spatulas. :-\ :shrug:
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Re: First spoon
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2016, 05:24:55 PM »
That's a great looking spoon Sarge. ALL of my attempts have ended up in the fire pit.

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Re: First spoon
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2016, 05:54:52 AM »
Thanks, guys.

Yep, YY, I've started a fire or two with my previous "carvings".

Spatulas are nice too, wolfy.  :taunt:

I've looked at the hook knives online but was never really sure which one to try. I was able to look at them in-hand at Smoky Mountain Knife Works the other day. Opted for the single edge because it has a point. The double edge version has a wide flat tip. Guess it would be handy to have both...
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Re: First spoon
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2016, 04:43:59 PM »
From someone with no creative skills...that looks great  :thumbsup:

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Re: First spoon
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2016, 07:22:06 PM »
That looks GREAT Sarge!!  I really like the wood you chose, it sure turned out great looking! 

Pretty soon you'll have to turn out a knife and spoon combo, complete with sheath naturally!

I don't know if that pear wood is too soft, but I'd bet it would make a nifty looking knife handle, and pretty easy to match with sheath dyes too.........just sayin

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Re: First spoon
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2016, 12:55:43 PM »
Thanks, Dano. Yep I really like the look of the wood. The piece for the spoon came from the firewood stack. I thought some of it was too pretty to burn. I have a piece or two with some curl and burl. I'm not sure how hard it is but I've thought a knife scales, too. Some of it is REALLY tough to split. Matching spoon and knife handle would be neat.
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Re: First spoon
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2016, 12:19:12 PM »
 :thumbsup: That came out very well, much better than my first (which was where I learned the hard way that carving seasoned Black Oak is a royal pain). I really like the rich, dark colour it has :).
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Re: First spoon
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2016, 08:11:44 PM »
That looks great.. Nice work.

I really like the wood..

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Re: First spoon
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2017, 07:52:16 PM »
sargethis a really nice looking spoon now you need a big bowl
of chili to break it in,