Discussion in 'Other Skills' started by forginhill, May 19, 2017.
Here are a few spoons I've carved lately.
Some black walnut....
What do you use for the triangle inlay cuts? It's a presure punch ?
It's chip carving. I use a small blade and make three cuts all angled in. The chip pops out as the third cut is made.
super nice; great skills there
Wonderful form, all of them. Classical beauties. Villie would approve and admire the lines I am sure.
Beautiful work! Simple and clean.
I can't show these pics to my wife, she'd ask me to make one for her. She would be so disappointed. Nice work.
Very clean, perfect looking even!
Thanks for the kind words.
Hoof, I don't know....Wives tend to like our attempts. My wife still uses one of the first ones I made...and it's no beauty....
Those should be in a museum. Great work man.
Awesome. One day they might..
Your spoons are elegant in form, and your chip carving is wonderful. That black walnut eater just got added to my library of spoon designs to attempt. Beautiful work.
These are so good. Flowing lines and surfaces... my spoons seem like a bunch of dead ends!! Thanks for the inspiration.
Appreciate the generous words, POGEYBAIT, DavidJAFO, Backyard, MrFixIt, and renter6! Renter6...keep carving...the breakthrough will happen....
Very impressive work Sir.
Love your work. The angles and line flows are beautiful.
like everyone's said. excellent work! love the spoons!! hopefully one day i'll get there
Mighty fine looking spoons, awesome crank and profiles. How long have you been carving them?
Throwsstones, operatord, UAHiker, Carabnr....thanks much!
Carabnr, it's been two and a half years since I started....and lots of wood chips....
How do you keep them looking so balanced from left side to right side ? I'm left handed and one half of my carving never balances out with the other. Very frustrating carving lopsided spoons.
@PauliWalli, have you tried drawing the spoon on the wood to keep it symmetrical? Even a center line down the middle will help as a reference.
I don't draw but I look at the piece constantly while I carve. Eyes play tricks so you have to look at it from many directions and angles. You can't make a decision from just one perspective. It will look even when you look at it with the handle pointed down, but when you turn the handle up, you'll see where it's not even. I hope that makes sense.
I have tried drawing the shape, but I'm realizing from your helpful response, that I'm not looking at it from different directions and angles enough and I'm getting into watching the chips fly and I over do one area and have to compensate on the opposite side, and before you know it, I'm looking at a Dr. Seuss utensil.
@PauliWalli...that was funny...
Yes, going slow is key....real slow until you build up some serious skills and muscle memory....and then you still go slow...