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Post a photo of you spoons or Kuksas you have made

Discussion in 'Self-made Gear' started by Howling Dingo, Jun 1, 2009.

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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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    Dogwood spoons.
    The knots and grain changes on this wood was really challenging.

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    This one twisted pretty bad as it started to dry.

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    I didn't make this one, but this spoon is too nice not to share. Our friend forginhill carved this beauty. Made from ash, this will serve as inspiration for my own attempts at spoonmaking.

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    Made a couple spoons.
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    Tools used and sand paper.[​IMG]
     
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    So inspired by all your awesome work I decided to give it a go. I was about 40 min in and pretty happy with the progress and while tapering the front I went a bit too thin. Grrr! I'm pretty happy with everything else. I decided to go ahead and finish in case I learned any other rookie lessons. Anyway, here it is.

    Wood: Poplar

    Knife: Mora Light My Fire & Mora 162 Hook knife.

    If there is anything I could use to fill that hole and treat the wood and still make it usable I'd be interested to hear it.

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    There is a way @Mum-O-Killowe .
    Some sanding dust from the wood and super glue.
     
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    Thanks, Kamagong! Looking forward to seeing some more spoons... :)
     
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    I was looking for a place to post my WIP - my very first spoon. I was given pre-shaped birch blank, and have been working on the bowl off and on lately. I think I'm almost ready to finish shaping the rest of it.

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    No help for you! But, plenty of soup!
     
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    Here is my next project. Not sure how it is going to turn out. Any suggestions? The plan is to carve out the black lines. Then spray paint the whole thing black the sand off the surface black only on top. Then gloss the whole thing.



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    Finished the carving last night. After sanding the top surface down with a palm sander with 220 grit I put several coats of gloss black rattle can on it. The next step hoping to sand off the surface black so all you see is similar to the picture on the left.

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    Thank you. Very please on how it came out so far.


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    image.jpeg There's one in there somewhere....
     
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    I apologize if I am posting too much of the same project but here is the final result. Extremely pleased with how it turned out. It turned out exactly out I imagined it would. It's a great feeling know you can take something from just a plain plank of wood, router the edge, draw out the design, chip carve it and lastly bring it to the final product. Very satisfying.

    What do you guys think?

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    Love it. Good work.
     
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    That is just plain ole bad assed right there!
     
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    That is Bad Ass!! The true King of the North!!!

    Nice work!

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    And my most recent one, also from that same blow down, not quite there yet...
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    Nice spoon work, beacon! And love the way you repurposed that tree.....
     
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    Thank you guys for the accolades. This was a fun project for a friend of mine. He received it yesterday and was thrilled for the gift.


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    @Nighthauk That's a really cool piece of work! Awesome image. What did you use for the stain? I saw some really great stuff on instagram using vinigaroon for black stain in wood with tannins. One of my other friends stains wood with black milk paint, he gets and antique see through the grain look when he pains multiple coats of black over a deep red.
     
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    I didn't go that traditional. I used gloss spray paint. I was on a time crunch and that is what I had on hand. Next time I plan on using mor traditional paints. Thanks for asking.


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    I'm really fascinated with the whole process. Thanks for sharing . Most excellent! I am all about using what you have conserving resources and finances.
     
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    Yeah, Stop posting this awesomeness!
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement.


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