First spoon

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  1. House of Horst

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    Had some time tonight and decided to try out my new Mora hook knife. I'n new to wood carving, so I thought I'd start with something simple, so I grabbed a plank of white pine I had laying around and went to work. Never carved a spoon before, so I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.
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    Very nice. Watch out, it can become addicting.
     
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    Great work. One of these days I hope to be inspired enough. Got to buy the blades first.
     
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    Looks great ! great job
     
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    There are a few mods that you can do to make the mora more user friendly (youtube).
     
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    The hollowing looks very nice. I'd suggest thinning the walls by shaving down the outside a bit. For your next project you might want to try with a bit of green wood, like from a recently fallen branch. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at how nice carving green wood is. The neat thing about spoon carving is that just a small chunk of "waste" wood can yield a beautiful and useful implement.
     
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    What are these mods? What do I search for?
     
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    "youtube mora hook knife mod" was what I searched for.
    I started off with a mora but after getting a pine wood forge hook knife I have not touched it.
    There are a few issues with the mora.
    1. the back is not rounded so Its painful to do an assisted thumb push.
    2. the blade needs a lot of bevel work. (video shows how).
    3. they will be redesigning it soon, Beth Moen (bowl carver...amazing work) is tapped to do the redesign.
     
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    Thanks. I have a unfinished spoon that is still rough that I need to buy a hook knife to finish. It's my first spoon.

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