Thursday, 21 October 2010

Big Spoons

Have been working on a couple spoons recently and found out that I am sick of doing little eating spoons all the time. Thought it was time to have ago at doing some bigger serving spoons.

Mainly because, although I do enjoy eating spoons its just that I don’t get the satisfaction of doing long planning cuts with the knife. It’s a joy to get these cuts right and see a lovely long curl of wood come of the spoon and seeing a lovely flat surface. You don’t get it as much with the little eating spoons. Plus there’s also room for more decoration which is fun :-D

These two spoons are some pieces of sycamore that was cut down at the top of my street last year. The wood as got some lovely colors running through it. Though I think I left it a tad too long as getting a good finish on these colored bits was quite difficult.

I have also been trying a different approach with the keels on the back of the spoons. wating a less sharp but still deffined feel.
I am enjoying doing big spoons so I shall see what forms take shape over the couple of months.

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