Post a photo of you spoons or Kuksas you have made

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  1. theknuck

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    I like the style!

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    My son is 10 and I pack him yogurt everyday in his lunch. I'm willing to bet he will be the only one with a personalized spoon! Cheers Boys!


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    Experimenting with milk paint, burnishing and wood is sycamore.

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    Finished this spoon yesterday. American Beech, chip carved and painted. Organic cold pressed flax seed oil finish. Not sanded, just knife finished. P1010663.JPG
     
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    Some more black walnut spoons and the new kuksa I made for myself!
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    Axed and knifed this one out tonight, wood is Sycamore.
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    Love the shape & style of your spoons bud!
     
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    So many Beautiful spoons, Love the sycamore and walnut, The spoon rack too. Wow So nice to explore others work like this. Thanks for sharing. Oh and the Milk Paint, I want to know more. I'll check that out one day.
     
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    Beautiful spoon. The last time I used Milk Paint it was on some Windsor Chairs I put together from a kit. I painted the chairs red, let the paint dry, and then gave a second coat in black. Once the black was almost dry I used a damp rag to remove some of the black paint revealing the red underneath in wear areas. Gave the chair a used look right out of the shop. Finished everything with some BLO. Every few years I give them another coat of BLO. I have to imagine that you could do something very interesting with your spoons.
     
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    That's a great looking kuksa! What's the wood?
     
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    Thanks! It's made from cherry. I was going to make some spoons from that piece and am very glad I ended up doing the kuksa. First time I've had tri-tone cherry!
     
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    Saturday's work before the SEC championship game.

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    Nice work brother.
     
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    Some handsome spoons in here.. I love your spoon with the hook! Looks like a great way to keep your spoon from slipping too far..
     
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    I just started my very first spoon tonight!!
    Thanks to @Pastor Chris for my spoon blank.
    I still have work to do, but it seems a good time to borrow a curved knife to start getting the guts out!

    Started with this:
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    I was cleaning my shop today and found a couple cut offs from my cherry spoon I carved and thought, "I could make those into spreaders!". So I did. Ripped them in half on my bandsaw, cleaned up the profile into a more usable shape and ground it down. It's absolutely amazing the transformation cherry takes when you oil it. From each 12" section of lumber, I figure I can get 1 spoon and 4 spreaders with very little waste. I hate wasting pretty wood.

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    Just finished this one today for my wife's aunt. This one is made out of Staghorn Sumac finished with tung oil.

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    Busted this little gem out in a couple of minutes. Made of the same wood as the stirring spoon. Staghorn Sumac.

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    Gorgeous spoon!

    I gotta get me a spoon knife one of these days...
     
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    Thank you. Wasn't quite sure how well it was going to turn out. Almost wasn't going to finish it. Glad I did.


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    Spoons carved, sanded, oiled today!
     
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    Many awesome spoons in his thread!

    I still got a lot of practicing to do I see.

    This one kinda saddens me. I really like Lilac, the way it looks, the way it smells.

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    Not a spoon or a kuksa, but is some hand carved and hand crafted wood items. These are Christmas gifts for the folks. Made a small bowl for nuts, candy or whatever. Maple and sealed in pure tung oil. Also made some drink coasters from maple. Sealed those in Danish oil. Overall I'm pretty happy.

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    I finished these two today. A serving spoon and a butter knife. Both are going to be added to the stirring spoon above posted to create a great dinner gift.

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    Very nice work guys!
     
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    Nice job. What did you die the handle with?


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    Here are some spoons I made this past weekend. Ash and mesquite...

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    I used milk paint! Put a good heavy coat on it let sit on there 10 minutes then wipe it off, let air dry for 15 minutes. Then burnished then oiled.
     
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    Here is one I'm working on! Sycamore is so light in color.
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    I have never carved sycamore. I have it here but I haven't been able to carve it. Is it easy to carve?


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    Yes! Very easy to carve green, I would put it between maple and birch. The spoon with the green milk paint is also sycamore.
     
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    here's my first 2 spoons. From maple that fell on my parents property. Need to refine my technique to cut down on the amount of sanding I need to do (allot right now!)[​IMG]
     

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    So what do you folks use for burnishing? I just read about this the other day and tried it on some spoons I've been burning the midnight oil making for Christmas. I love how glossy and smooth it finishes the wood to! I've been using a variety of things from a polished dowel rod to a piece of antler and even a rounded off handle from a coping saw for the inside of the bowl.
     
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    I use a deer antler and a piece of wood I found in the Mojave desert that is hard as a rock but smooth as glass.
     
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    i've got a designated piece of antler, and it helped with a sumac spoon and the layers of the grain. that piece of antler has the right curves in it that help me get into all the nooks and crannies of a spoon, plus the antler is beginning to seem like it's impregnated with the oil i use now. i also love that it eliminates the need to sand. definitely a permanent part of my carving kit now! here's the sumac spoon.
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    I finished this one yesterday. Nice piece. Took it from tree to spoon in a couple of hours. It is made from Acer Rubrum; ( Red Maple). This is the first time for this specific design. I think it came out fairly well.

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    I found an antique ( :3: ) Baskin-Robbins ice cream spoon in the back of a kitchen drawer and decided to use it as a pattern. At the same time I had the weird notion to carve it with a multitool. I used the blade, wood saw and awl on it. It was a bit of an ordeal because the factory bevel wasn't ideal for carving but I did not want to reprofile it. The factory edge stayed sharp with just stropping.

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    Seems to me the Lilac dried to quickly. Are you storing open aired after carving it. Some people keep spraying their work with a water bottle or dunking it in water as they are working on it. Then if they aren't working on their piece they either keep in it a plastic bag that is loosely closed or in a paper bag covered in wood chips. This prevents it from dry to quickly.


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    I've tried every way I could come up with really. This piece was kept in a wet towel in a closed plastic bag in the basement until I got to the point show in the photo & then I let it dry out slowly in the cold humid basement for two weeks when I found it like this.

    I've also tried letting pieces dry outside in the shade still with the bark on it but it just cracks on me every time. I don't have this problem with the other types of wood I've tried so far. Well, occasionally something does crack but not every single time like with the lilac.

    I've come to the conclusion that it's only good for batons and wedges (it's a really hard wood), but frankly it is a way too pretty a wood for just that. There must be a way to stop this from happening somehow.
     
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    Not sure I can help you. These just came in the mail today and I have three more coming in the next week.

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    Where do you get your milk paint. I have been thinking of getting some.


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