My first ..."Spoon"

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  1. capone79

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    Well..... Let's just say that if I put it next to the discarded wood pile from the project, you would have trouble telling what was garbage and what was my "spoon".
    Don't ask for a picture. I'm not ready for that type of public shaming. Please tell me they get better and better. I can't draw and my handwriting sucks, so maybe carving isn't my thing.
    On the bright side (according to me and not my wife this is the bright side) there is one less branch on the cherry tree to worry about.... doing whatever bad things it may have done if I hadn't have chopped it off!
     
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    Don't give up capone, look at it as a learning experience.
    You should also sign up for the spoon of the month club...everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level.
     
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    I also suck at drawing and have almost no artistic talents. But when I took up carving my artistic side finally came out! Keep going man, should see my first spoon too, it was god awful now the stuff I make is almost close to be able to sell!

    It is a great hobby get into it!
     
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    My first ..."Spoon"

    Keep going. There is no judging All that matters is that you try and keep trying. If you think about it, every skill we practice here is just like that. You may suck at primitive fire at first but that is a learned skill. Is it not?
     
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    Some people draw the outline and use that as a guide others free carve. Try both ways and see what works for you. Also there is no shame in learning. who cares what it looks like if it works. Main point is to have fun and enjoy what your doing.
     
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    so did you try it again man ?
     
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    20161231_151251.jpg This was my first shot at it. Figured you shouldn't quit as I excepted this and will charish it even if I ripped the edge off. Note to self, watch the grain of the wood. Try again as I will. But it does fit my hand awesome even if it doesn't work that good.lol
     
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    I shamed myself now its your turn.lol
     
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    It took 3 tries for me to make something other people might define as a spoon lol. The key is I get better every time
     
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    You will not get shamed here, well at least not for your attempt at spoon carving! ;) Post away and the good folks here will do their level best to help if you want it!
     
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    It's called practicing, each one makes the next even better
     
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    I actually made a very similar wavy-handled spoon and gave it to my parents one Christmas ago.
     
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    It gets way better. Determining which way the wood likes to be cut is a bit of a learning curve. It'll chip if you cut in one direction and slice in the opposite direction. A single spoon can have three to four sections that have to be cut in different directions.
     
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    The key for the first spoon is that it is not the last spoon...

    Keep going, every one is a learning experience.
     
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    Here is my first spoon. I was sitting on the deck last Sunday looking at Facebook on my phone and a bushcraft site came up and said "bored carve a spoon."!!! IMG_20170415_174746614.jpg IMG_20170415_150128690.jpg IMG_20170415_171940302.jpg IMG_20170415_152714428(1).jpg IMG_20170415_174811720.jpg
     
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    Im giving this spoon thing a try this weekend. I also want to make a new wooden, I dont know what its called, its mostly flat like a spatula and is perfect for browning hamburger.
     
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    My first spoon after watching some tutorials and reading some threads on here.
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    Man, I really appreciate that honesty. We recently did a meet-up in the NW and the second evening everyone was carving on something. Some were really good, and some (mine included) were in the "also ran" category) But we all had fun sharing the experience and I learned a bunch from those that had more experience than I did. We laughed a lot, and regardless of what each spoon or spatula, or spoontula looked like, theyall couls push food into our mouths! Never give up!
     
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    Really? Brother, I have the nicest pile of kindling that kindof sortof looks like spoons if you're high on acid...


    Whoops! That kindof looks like I'm flippin you off;)

    What i'm really saying is not to worry, everyone started from somewhere and some of my nicest scoops started as a really nice spoons until they cracked.
     
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    More than "kind of"!
     
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    Yeah...sorry about that. I only flip people off when I'm driving.
     
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    A spoon really only needs to do two things.
    1. Hold something liquid or solid.
    2. Fit in your mouth, to transfer said liquid or solid.
    Anything else is just fancy.
     

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