May 082016
 

IMG_3358I’m still fascinated by the process of chipping away at a piece of wood until something useful emerges. Over time proficiency increases. This is the first spoon or scoop I did a couple years ago.

This was from a piece of alder and it’s very crude. Many hours and several more excellent tools later the results start to improve.

A neighbor took down a huge maple that was all rotted out. As a result of the bacteria and fungus working their way through the trunk you get these wonderful spalting patterns in the wood.

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Chipping away with a hatchet

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Spoon emerging

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Finished spoon. You end up getting what the wood lets you have.

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  One Response to “Here Comes A Spoon”

  1. Thank you, Randy– I am fascinated and impressed watching your work and art develop!

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