Anyone get sucked into the spoon carving rabbit hole?
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  Re: RE: Anyone get sucked into the spoon carving rabbit hole? by toolmiser (I am going to ignore...)
(12-29-2020, 08:44 PM)toolmiser Wrote: I am going to ignore this.  I am going to ignore this. etc.  It looks interesting

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  Re: Anyone get sucked into the spoon carving rabbit hole? by clovishound (I got a spoon carvin...)
I did a couple of spoons with a straight blade pocket knife.  They came out pretty good.  You don't need all those shiny fancy knives that look like so much fun.
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  Re: RE: Anyone get sucked into the spoon carving rabbit hole? by stav (I did a couple of sp...)
(12-30-2020, 08:26 AM)stav Wrote: I did a couple of spoons with a straight blade pocket knife.  They came out pretty good.  You don't need all those shiny fancy knives that look like so much fun.

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  Re: RE: Anyone get sucked into the spoon carving rabbit hole? by Timberwolf ([quote='imapseudonym...)
(12-29-2020, 10:41 AM)Timberwolf Wrote:





Big eek Big eek  Add 8 or 9 hours of careful arrangement and you'ld have the next Lee Valley cover shot!  Almost makes we wonder which part is more fun - collecting the knives or using them to make the spoons?
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  Re: RE: Anyone get sucked into the spoon carving rabbit hole? by imapseudonym ([quote='Timberwolf' ...)
(12-30-2020, 10:25 AM)imapseudonym Wrote: Big eek Big eek  Add 8 or 9 hours of careful arrangement and you'ld have the next Lee Valley cover shot!  Almost makes we wonder which part is more fun - collecting the knives or using them to make the spoons?

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Have to be careful that spoon carving doesn't morph into something like caricature carving..after all, you have to do "something" constructive with all the knives you make... Crazy Crazy Big Grin


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  Re: Anyone get sucked into the spoon carving rabbit hole? by clovishound (I got a spoon carvin...)
I think I made a mistake a couple days ago. I was in Wally World and looked to see what hatchets they had, as I would like to try my hand at carving green wood. All they had was their house brand camping stuff. It was cheap so I took one home. Not really a carving hatchet and the steel may not hold an edge that well. I got rid of the micro bevel, and brought the primary bevel down some and then got it sharp and stropped it.

It cuts dry wood OK, but don't have any wet wood to try it out on. I've seen where folks take a standard hatchet and cut them up to carving hatchet shape. I doubt they work much different, outside of changing the bevel angle, and making the head lighter.

I took the latest spoon I made to work to show to a couple co workers. I now have a bunch of them wanting me to make them kitchen spoons. I made the mistake of showing them the one from curly maple I had laying around. That's some pretty stuff. I think it's too thin (3/4") to make a kichen spoon from.
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  Re: Anyone get sucked into the spoon carving rabbit hole? by clovishound (I got a spoon carvin...)
(01-01-2021, 01:52 AM)clovishound Wrote: I think I made a mistake a couple days ago. I was in Wally World and looked to see what hatchets they had, as I would like to try my hand at carving green wood. All they had was their house brand camping stuff. It was cheap so I took one home. Not really a carving hatchet and the steel may not hold an edge that well. I got rid of the micro bevel, and brought the primary bevel down some and then got it sharp and stropped it.

It cuts dry wood OK, but don't have any wet wood to try it out on. I've seen where folks take a standard hatchet and cut them up to carving hatchet shape. I doubt they work much different, outside of changing the bevel angle, and making the head lighter.

I took the latest spoon I made to work to show to a couple co workers. I now have a bunch of them wanting me to make them kitchen spoons. I made the mistake of showing them the one from curly maple I had laying around. That's some pretty stuff. I think it's too thin (3/4") to make a kichen spoon from.

3/4 is too thin for my taste.  Some people are "finesse" spoon carvers.  I'm still in the "rough" stage, so I need to start with some thicker stock then sneak up on it.
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  Re: RE: Anyone get sucked into the spoon carving rabbit hole? by WxMan ([quote='clovishound'...)
(01-01-2021, 08:29 AM)WxMan Wrote: 3/4 is too thin for my taste.  Some people are "finesse" spoon carvers.  I'm still in the "rough" stage, so I need to start with some thicker stock then sneak up on it.

For eating sized spoons, 3/4" is plenty IMHO. Even one with a fair amount of crank had lots of material to work with. I'm still doing a lot of the roughing out with a bandsaw, so sneaking up is not terribly difficult.

I should probably walk the neighborhood to see if there is any wood out on the curb.
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  Re: Anyone get sucked into the spoon carving rabbit hole? by clovishound (I got a spoon carvin...)
The spoons I have done are cooking utensils, not eating utensils.
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