Post a photo of you spoons or Kuksas you have made

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  1. Carabnr

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    @Nighthauk Tell us more about those chip carving tools, please.
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    The top two are Wayne Barton's chip carving set that I bought off of Amazon. The bottom one is "My Chip Carving: Modified chip carver". It has a little more of a narrower point then just the carver.
    All of which I got off of amazon.

    I forgot which one came with a polyurethane slab to practice with. So I did this. Not bad for the first time ever chip carving.

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    First carving of '17. Ash fork from a bent branch

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    Last piece of '16 with a wood spirit kolrose

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    Had a piece of dry Box Elder, good way to start out 2017! This is what I came up with a scoop/ladle, had to carve a plug for a bug hole that I drilled out.
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    @Fixedblade Those colors are amazing! Nice job Hmm Box Elder wonder if that grows near NC
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    Oh it does grow here! Yay, another fine wood in the region!
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    Thank you! It's a crazy wood, but stinks when green to me. Box Elder is in the maple family, think I have some pics of the log ends.
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    Wow! @Fixedblade That's beautiful, thanks for sharing. I wonder if it would work for a Finnish axe handle instead of Birch or Maple. No good birch except river birch here, and no rock or hard maple, only red, soft. I'm, doing a post about it in Edged Tools.
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    Didnt found the post in edged tools, but i will add this link here...Axe Handle Materials (Full Guide to Species Toughness)

    Had some surprises myself reading all that. There is a link somewhere in the thread to the full original study.
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    IMG_2734.JPG Cherry spoon and chinaberry bowl. IMG_2481.JPG
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    @MrFixIt not sure about the dimensions. Probably 12x7 or bigger. Chinaberry is pretty forgiving as far as cracking. Easy to carve and really pretty, but is open grained.

    I really loved carving it up with my new carving axe. Used it for most of the outer bowl shaping.
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    You certainly did a great job, it's lovely!
    I had wondered about using chinaberry for spoons.
    And you are right, the interior grain is beautiful, just have to carve out the pith.
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    Here are two I have been working on. The first one is a Staghorn Sumac. Hopefully some of the detail lines will come out. It's hard to tell with the darker grain.

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    Secondly I have been starting to practice some chip carving. Still trying to get the hang of it.

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    Finished the chip carving above. Definitely not perfect, some rough edges and some extra wood accidentally taken out but a really good learning experience.

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    THanks for posting the link. @Nighthauk I realized it was in this thread late last night.
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    @Carabnr not a problem. They come pretty sharp but after a good amount of stropping they get to be shaving sharp.


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    New practice piece that I finished today.

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