Post your carved spoons

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Re: Post your carved spoons

Post by doglegg » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:46 pm

Another jewel Doug. I'm glad you got started whittling. I certainly enjoy what you do. ::nod:: ::tu::

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Re: Post your carved spoons

Post by treefarmer » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:13 pm

I've been eye balling this thread since Scott started it back in February, finally had time carve out a spoon. Don't know if y'all have "widened my horizons" or maybe "monkey see, monkey do" is applicable? ::shrug::
My spoon is carved from a dried branch/stem of a Cabbage Tree or Sabal Palm, the state tree of Florida. The dried branches are not very heavy and the wood seems to be quite porous and easy to whittle. Using the spoon would reveal if it is going to be durable or too absorbent. Haven't put any sand paper on it yet.
Any suggestions on sealing the grain?
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Re: Post your carved spoons

Post by doglegg » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:27 am

Philip you have found your hidden talent! Good spoon. I have no idea on a sealant. ::tu::

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Re: Post your carved spoons

Post by Steve Warden » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:40 am

Way to go, treefarmer!
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Re: Post your carved spoons

Post by TripleF » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:08 am

Knice job Philip.....would love a report on whether or not fluid seeps right through it!!

I seal with Grapeseed Oil....

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Re: Post your carved spoons

Post by Doug51 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:50 am

Nice work treefarmer! Love the picture with the knife. I'm new to this stuff so not sure what to use for sealer.

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Re: Post your carved spoons

Post by Tony_Wood » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:57 am

treefarmer wrote:I've been eye balling this thread since Scott started it back in February, finally had time carve out a spoon. Don't know if y'all have "widened my horizons" or maybe "monkey see, monkey do" is applicable? ::shrug::
My spoon is carved from a dried branch/stem of a Cabbage Tree or Sabal Palm, the state tree of Florida. The dried branches are not very heavy and the wood seems to be quite porous and easy to whittle. Using the spoon would reveal if it is going to be durable or too absorbent. Haven't put any sand paper on it yet.
Any suggestions on sealing the grain?
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Great work!
If the wood was green when you carved it, you can place it is a brown paper bag for a few days, removing daily to seal with your choice of liquid. Any cutting board costing will work: wooden salad bowl “wax,” grape seed oil, mineral oil, beeswax, carnauba, or simple lemon oil.
I use lemon oil on my guitar fretboards, and mineral oil on all knife handles, carved spoons and cups.
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Re: Post your carved spoons

Post by Doug51 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:57 am

Spoon #2 for today. Mullberry again. I love this wood. Added a little more wood burning to this one. Gave it to a special neighbor lady who's a awesome cook and friend of our family. I told her the Easter Bunny left something at my house for her. She said "the Easter Bunny hasn't brought her anything in a very long time!" Then I handed it to her wrapped in paper. The smile and happiness in her voice was priceless.
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Re: Post your carved spoons

Post by doglegg » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:27 am

A great and personal gift Doug. ::nod:: ::tu::

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Re: Post your carved spoons

Post by Doug51 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:30 am

doglegg wrote:A great and personal gift Doug. ::nod:: ::tu::
Thanks doglegg ::tu::

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Re: Post your carved spoons

Post by TripleF » Thu May 30, 2019 11:17 pm

Doug51 wrote:Spoon #2 for today. Mullberry again. I love this wood. Added a little more wood burning to this one. Gave it to a special neighbor lady who's a awesome cook and friend of our family. I told her the Easter Bunny left something at my house for her. She said "the Easter Bunny hasn't brought her anything in a very long time!" Then I handed it to her wrapped in paper. The smile and happiness in her voice was priceless.
That's awesome Doug....uhhh....I mean Easter Bunny!! ::tu::

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Re: Post your carved spoons

Post by doglegg » Thu May 30, 2019 11:23 pm

Good looking spoons Scott and the wrap really sets it off. ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Post your carved spoons

Post by Doug51 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:39 pm

Nice work Scott.

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Re: Post your carved spoons

Post by Reverand » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:55 pm

My Dad used to carve a lot. He got me used to handling a pocket knife by having me carve wooden spoons out of cedar, back when I was fairly young.
Mom would always use them in the kitchen, and show them off to people.
Mine never looked this good!
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Re: Post your carved spoons

Post by doglegg » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:41 pm

Reverand wrote:My Dad used to carve a lot. He got me used to handling a pocket knife by having me carve wooden spoons out of cedar, back when I was fairly young.
Mom would always use them in the kitchen, and show them off to people.
Mine never looked this good!
Reverand, maybe you need to go find yourself a piece of cedar. And take pic's to show us. ::nod:: ::nod::

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