So I tried to carve a wooden spoon for the round woodworking BB and I made a video. All I can say is prepare for disappointment. Attempt #2 coming soon to a permies forum near you. The video has some catchy tunes so that's pretty cool.
Lew Johnson wrote:Nice try! Knots are knot fun! Hah.
If you have a knot you can't avoid be very careful and observe the grain direction around it. Use very sharp tools and make sure it's supported and held in a vice or shave horse or spoon mule.
Probably best to avoid pieces of wood with knots for fine carving work though.
That is a lesson I learned the hard way that's for sure. I've started spoon two and there are no knots in this round. It's much greener too, which is making a huge difference in how easy it is to carve. It's feels like I'm slicing an apple instead of carving wood and it's very neat. Just not sure if it will crack or not when it dries...I'm sure there's advice out there but I'm having fun just experimenting with this.
Lew Johnson wrote:By the way I'm not sure, but the wood resembles cherry a bit. Maybe a fruit wood?
I'm honestly not too sure, but I know we have some cherry laying around as I made some ornaments out of it this year. The upcoming spoon is also hardwood but it's a mystery too. I can't get any smell other than the 'green' smell but maybe it'll be more obvious when it dries.
This guy is skipping without a rope. At least, that's what this tiny ad said:
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