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    Here are a few spoons I've carved lately.

    Mesquite....















    And some black walnut....








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    Lovely lovely spoonage, sitting here 2.40 am hands sore as heck as i've been whittling a piece of seasoned pink ivory wood

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    Thanks! Don't envy you. I tried some ironwood once and gave up quickly.....Bet it'll look nice though when you're done.....kind of like sculpting....

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    it really really is like sculpting, i'm using a razor sharp sloyd knife and i am shaving it smaller at best, any more than that and i lift wedges tearing across the grain, only been carving for about 2 hrs and i have had the knife back on the honing stone every 15 minutes just to keep the shaving possible, no rush it will be a something

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    Lovely spoons again Forginhill, and the chip carving is great.

    Look forward to seeing your work too GGT.

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    The spoons on their own are superb but the chip carving really sets them off

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    Really clean, nice work. I definitely need to step up my spoon game.

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    Thanks guys for the kind words....

    GGTBod, you have more patience than I....whew, that'll teach one about edge maintenance....

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    I eventually had to put it down mate, fingers and thumbs are all tender, knife looks like i have been cutting knots in kin dried oak or summick, the pink ivory is totally knot free but so bloody dense

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    Sounds like you're close to overdoing it with the hand and your knife edge (but I know progress is addictive)....I have a piece of pink ivory I was saving for handles. Might whittle on an edge just to see how crazy it is to carve.

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    Lovely spoons! And it looks like your chip carving decoration is getting more intricate. Is there any significance to the patterns ( some tribal influence perhaps?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by forginhill View Post
    Sounds like you're close to overdoing it with the hand and your knife edge (but I know progress is addictive)....I have a piece of pink ivory I was saving for handles. Might whittle on an edge just to see how crazy it is to carve.
    I should have put the knife down long before i did but i was enjoying myself despite the finger n thumb pain, mine are still in training from 20 years of office work to being an outdoorsman, slow n painful progress but they be getting tougher callous by callous and blister by blister, the wood is brutal on the knife edge though, spent a good hour when i was done this morning just restoring the edge fully

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    Wow! They are beautiful!
    Amazing job you've done there!
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    I always look forward to the diversity of handle designs. Never a disappointment.

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    That's lovely work. Very well done.

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    Very nice work!

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