Cups and spoons

Discussion in 'Survival and Wilderness Skills' started by Strigidae, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. mtngoat

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    I hear y’all, I went yesterday and harvested some apple wood to do some spoons over the holiday. You know people pay good money for these things.
     
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    D1825BE8-1AD2-48D2-B58D-B7F58D565B57.jpeg I finished up my first 3 spoons this week . I’m hooked, fun stuff. I’ve already ordered a hook knife.
     
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    The hook knife speeds things up a bit, until you add something else to slow you down. #4....
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  4. Strigidae

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    I almost finished a nice one sunday but it broke in half.
     
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    What type of hook knives are you guys using to make spoons?
     
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    Amazon description:
    Morakniv Wood Carving Hook Knife 164, 0.5-Inch Internal Radius

    It was about $30
     
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    Ive got one from James Gibson at knob creek forge. Ran about 50$.
     
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    Finished this one last week still need to oil it though.
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    My first shot at a cooking spoon
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    That wood is awesome!
     
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    If anyone here goes to Joanne Fabrics.... I found they carry this book for $24. With their 50% off coupon on their website that brings it down to $12!

    The Art of Spoon Carving by Lora Irish. This is the September 2017 version I believe!

    Initial impression is there is a focus on very artistic spoons.. BUT ALOT of good information and how to crammed in between all that :)
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    Does the book focus on hand carving? I downloaded a book to my kindle a few years back but it’s all about power tools and fancy design. I’ve made a few spoons but would like a little knowledge on doing it better. They were bad enough they became kindling. Anyway I did buy a spoon hook knife but haven’t try carving again yet..,
     
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    SO i just looked through the whole book and i would DEF recommend it for intro spoon carving. Yes there are some artsy fartsy type spoon designs covered BUT you just can just stop before you get there and have a nice spoon with out it.
    While the book assumes you are starting from a wood blank and recommends roughing out with different types of saws. This step can easily be ignored if starting with smaller and closer shaped pieces of wood.
    It covers close to 10 different tools and how they are used on different portions of the spoon. It takes you step by step through making a number of different spoons by hand and even includes actual size diagrams and drawing in the back of the book for you to use.
    They seems to like one particular tool that i will post a picture of BUT i am pretty sure a pocket knife could easily to used instead.

    Hope that helps :)

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    That does help, thank you. I’ll chevk out our local store this week and look for it thank you!
     
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    Nothing super fancy IMG_2761.JPG IMG_2771.JPG This one unfortunately started cracking on me so I stopped. Oh well, happens I guess. IMG_2724.JPG
     
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    And starting another. IMG_2786.JPG
     
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    And more or less done. Needs some more stone sanding, but fun short project. IMG_2788.JPG
     
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    Wow You guys! I have never, ever, made,anything remotely close to this nice of a spoon. I have made a few expedient spatula looking things that you could shovel food in your mouth with. You cats are impressive. :)
     
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    Interested in the stone sanding technique :)
     

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