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Anybody carve Welsh Love Spoons?

Discussion in 'Other Skills' started by House of Horst, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. House of Horst

    House of Horst Have knife, will travel Supporter

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    So yesterday afternoon I started work on a Welsh Love Spoon for my wife while she is away at a church retreat this weekend. Used my Mora 106, 120, and 164, as well as my Silkysaw Gomboy and SAK Champ sawblades to rough it out. Oh, also used my Opinel No. 6 to split sections off in the cross area. Probably used more tools than I NEEDED to use, but I wanted to make some good progress on it before she gets back today. Here's what I've got so far. You can see the hopeful end result drawn on the napkin.

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  2. dads2vette

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    Very cool! Nice workmanship.
     
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    ambitious! I could never imagine trying to fit all that on one spoon! hope to see the finished product. what would are you using?
     
  4. House of Horst

    House of Horst Have knife, will travel Supporter

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    Thanks guys. Using basswood.


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    That's pretty cool I havnt made one myself. Have you ever done a chain before?
     
  6. House of Horst

    House of Horst Have knife, will travel Supporter

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    Nope, but there's a first time for everything! LOL


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    Haha good luck then! I'm looking forward to that part, and the rattle too!
     
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    bacpacjac Guide Bushclass I

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    Lucky woman. She's going to love it!
     
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    I know you want to rush but from experience, go slow. Especially on the lock, key, ball in cage and the chain. A couple of times, I tried to 'square' the sides of a cage, put too much pressure and cracked it. Same with the chain, when trying to separate the links. Keep us posted on your progress.

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    So it is basically a skilled whittlers, try stick...er...spoon?
     
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    In one word.......amazing!
     
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    cool skills
     
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    Unfortunately, not lately. I cleaned up what I had a little bit since posting that picture, but haven't carved much more. We've been busy trying to get the house in order for our coming baby girl (due in May), and that's taken a lot of our free time.
     
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    Hhhhmm I guess I need to make one these. Very nice!
     

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