But here is a few more spoons. They are all cherry the light ones are from the sap wood.
As you can see they are finished completely with knife (no sandpaper).
This makes for a much more interesting surface and no mistaking that it was made by a human being.
And though it lacks the machine perfect straight lines,
I think this is exactly the kind of thing the world needs. Something made by a person for a person.
But then again if you need a perfect, boring, run of the mill spoon there’s a wall-mart on ever corner
Beautiful. Your style and technique shine. So far, I've felt the need to sand my spoons even though because of their asymmetry and long gentle curves betray the hand work. I don't use any machine sanding.ReplyDelete
Are you carving green, wet wood or seasoned? Do you go over the spoon at the end with the knife held at a high angle and scrap/burnish the surface?
Thanks for the kind words Will,ReplyDelete
I sometimes sand some of mine to. although not much anymore. most of mine are made out of green wood or somewhere in between green and air dried. no i have never really scraped any spoons i try to just finish with good sharp knife cuts.