Post a photo of you spoons or Kuksas you have made

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    This was my summer run of spoons. I chip carved a few, painted others and went to town. Most are cherry or beech. All finished with cold pressed organic flax seed oil.

    Sunday starts my craft show season which runs until December.

    The bowls were all hand hewn using ax and adze and finished with a gouge. The large bowl is about 21'' long and 15'' wide its a big one. Most are pin cherry the light ones popples


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    First one I ever carved is the ladle in beech. Made all mistakes I could including not splitting the log and so far it has not cracked it has been 4-5 weeks now. Hope it does not crack on me it came out nice. Rest are cherry.

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    +1 Indeed very nice work!
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    Thank you gents!
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    I haven't really carved all summer. Finally sat down and got a spoon complete out of apple wood. Forgot how relaxing it can be to carve.

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    Made the handle a bit convex and used the hook knife to concave the underside of the handle slightly.

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    Here's a spoon I finished a few days ago. I found this poplar craft board at Lowe's a while back and noticed the really pretty grain so I bought it and tucked it away. Tried to carve on it using my spoon knife and hatchet...but this stuff was so hard where all that grain figure was at, I wasn't making any kind of progress. So I had to cheat a little. Bowl was carved using a rotary file rasp, profile cut on my bandsaw and shaped on my belt grinder. Hand sanded to 400 then oiled. Not often you find poplar with a really pretty run of grain, but she turned into a really nice kitchen spoon! 20160920_160326.jpg 20160920_160353.jpg 20160920_160413.jpg 20160920_160428.jpg
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    I guess this isn't technically a spoon. Built this for a buddy, him and his wife do huge batches of soup. This is a soup paddle? About two feet long, oak.
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    Will do some serious stirring.
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    Does anyone know how porous Staghorn sumac is. I have a piece big enough for a kuksa and I was curious if it would work.


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    That is a great question. If I may add to that... What is everyone's opinion on the best wood to use for a kuska. I have not made one yet and I would love too.
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    I have carved spoons from staghorn, not sure about a cup worth a try its soft enough, just split out that pith.
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    I have too. I guess I will have to try for the cup.


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    Very nice work guys!

    Hi Chris, birch is the most common and is probably as good as any wood available. I've also used cherry and it works great too as it's another close/tight grained wood. I don't know that there is a "best" but either of these will work great for you, just be sure to stay away from the pith.
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    Thank you! Here in Colorado we do not have much birch or cherry but I will try to get my hands on some. now to get busy!
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    You're very welcome brother! Always glad to help however I can. If you don't have any luck finding any let me know, as soon as I can get caught back up some after the TN meet I just hosted I'll be milling some logs.
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    I posted this one it a separate thread because I hadn't noticed this one existed! Here's my first spoon and first go with a spoon knife. I'm happy with the results. The wood was some white pine shelving board that was used as a karate board and broken during a test.
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    Unfortunately this one cracked and slit terribly when I attempted to coffee stain it. IMG_1666.JPG
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    99.9% of the time they will crack if you use the pith area. Really nice looking kuksa though!
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    Haven't been on in a while (been busy making knives as this new "hobby" has consumed me! But I did take a break and carved out a couple spoons. Both using wood I received on trades in the spoon of the month club a while back. One from tulip poplar and the other from sakura cherry, I like the way they turned out.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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    Good to see ya back on the forum brother!
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    Thanks brother! I hope to get back to being a little more active on here again.
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    Nice looking spoons brother! Good to see you back.
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    Thanks brother!
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    New to the forum and this is my first spoon it just needs to be sanded. [​IMG]


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    Nice looking spoons and welcome back!
    *Is there an echo in here?*
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    Thanks brother! I plan to get back more involved on here. I've missed the camaraderie and learning from all the great people here!
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    You have been missed but I figured it was too hard to pry you away from your forge!
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    IMG_3858.jpg Wedding spoon #2 Hard Maple.
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    So far I have been unable to leave these in as carved condition. I always get out the sandpaper and smooth them out completely. It must be a character flaw. This is an Alder spoon.

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    These are Hickory. One peanut butter spreader and two spatulas. The longer spatula has a fairly straight blade, and the shorter is very contoured. More like a rice scooper.

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    I almost forgot the coffee spoon. I am not sure what wood this is. Mahogany maybe, or some variety of Rosewood?

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    White birch. Sealed with pure tung oil.

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    Started a set of buckthorn eaters with a kids eater thrown in. Made from crooks. That has become my favorite way to make a spoon.

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    Then a sycamore stirrer for a group that takes disabled vets hunting. They are called Heroes Hunt for Wounded Warriors and the deer camp is named for an Army spec op soldier who died and his folks donated the canvas tent and wood stove to the organization.

    His citation for the Air Medal and Bronze star with V was pretty awesome.

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    Nice! What wood is that and who made that knife?
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    Thank you. The wood is Stag horn Sumac, and the knife is a Matt Paul bowie.
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    Well now that is beautiful grain. Very nice. I know what my next spoon will be made out of.

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    Burned out a burl! I believe it is oak.
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    Working on finishing my buckthorn set for my wife to use at the cabin for Christmas. I need to make 3 forks, and 4 spreaders to have it complete.

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    @wisconsinwalter Awesome line up. Is the one on the right cherry? Looks like varied woods. I'm interested in how you like the wood you used. I've been grooving on hickory, and sycamore mostly lately. They both are hard and fine grained, but carve nicely when green.
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    Sure enjoy seeing all the work represented here. Lots of great talent. So cool of you to make that one for HHWW, wisconsinwalter!
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