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This really feels like a work of art. Nice job.
lovely, and especially impressive in comparison to the raw wood. Birch?
Thanks Tony. The wood is spindle (Euonymus europaeus) which a book I have recommends as being OK for spoon carving. I think birch would be a better choice but I still have potentially six more spoons' worth of spindle, so I'm (happily) stuck with it for the time being.
Amazing carving there - I hope you like soup. (:
Very beautiful...and literally at the cost of blood, sweat and tears. Excellent job!
Very excellent work! You need to go into the spoon business.
It has a beautiful look to it. Hope your leg is healing up just fine.
Getting more refined!
I've a hand-carved spoon I use for scooping teaspoons of sugar––birch, I think. It has a beauty all its own, and when I ladle a tsp. of sugar into my coffee every day, I don't consider the substance. I consider the vehicle of delivery, and I hope it's in my possession for many, many year.
These spoons would go really well with your jams, Rob. Another winner, this one, especially with its one-off swan's neck handle.
Very nice work. Looking forward to the wooden line space lever!
So beautiful. I wish I could touch it! There are certain drawbacks to purely visual mediums...
I know. It is essentially tactile aesthetic and by the time you get to the finishing, the dead log practically comes alive in your hand. Half spoon, half magic wand :-)