coupla squiters

Discussion in 'Other Skills' started by forginhill, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. forginhill

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    Couple recent spoons from my local mesquite wood.....

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  2. woodsmanjohn

    woodsmanjohn Supporter Supporter Bushclass II

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    Nice craftmanship, those are some fine looking spoons buddy. Great Job!!
     
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    Keyser Söze Usual Suspecto Lifetime Supporter

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    that wood looks so good... i just want to Eat the spoons ,lol !!
     
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    Wow... I don't think I'll ever be that good.
     
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    fine work right there ...
     
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    Very nice job.
     
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    i can't say anything about your work that i haven't already said.....always beautiful, always astounding, always giving me something to strive towards!
     
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    Skills. You have them. Beautiful work, my friend.
     
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    Nice! You are quite a bodger!
     
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    Thanks for all the kind comments....nothing special here. Just a couple of simple tools I made myself (adze, knife, and gouge) and some wood, all scavenged for free.
     
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    They're AWESOME! lad, ya done good. joe
     
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    I know spoons and those are incredibly nice.
     
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    In another 78 tries, my spoons might look half that good. Great work.
     
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    Manitoulinbound......that's the way of it.....cept it took me a whole lot more than that..... :)
     
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    Absolute art right there.
     
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    Just curious, how long ya been whittling them soup lifters young fellar? You do great work. joe
     
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    Central Joe.....little over three and a half years, but lots and lots of chips and failures....here's a comparison shot. The old one was made 3.5 years ago and has been in constant use since....

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    MrFixIt Old Jarhead Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Your attention to detail is obvious, beautiful work!
     
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    I'll take the big one! How would you like to be paid? :53:
     
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    Oh, well. :cool:
     
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    Excellent workmanship! Beautiful works of art, but practical!:35::dblthumb:
    Dominick.........
     
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    First class functional art.
     
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    Those are beutiful works of functional art.

    How is carving mesquite? I would imagine it's got to be tough.
     
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    Thanks for the thoughts....

    @tristndad....it can be pretty tough, especially since I only work with it dry....learning to work with the grain really helps.
     
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    Very nice! May I someday learn to be patient....
     
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