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  • #658442

    GTokley
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    Madoc, ON

    I am just wondering if anyone on BTP does wood carving. I have had a interest in trying it for sometime. But the carving tools seem alittle pricey for me. My wife asked me if I would be interested in taking a 2 day course on Spoon & Bowl carving. I looked over the ad she sent me. I was interested in it other then 1.5 drive too it. She was thinking about getting this for a Christmas gift for me. So I am not if I am getting it or not I guess I will know on the 25th.

    Greg

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    #658479

    brianpeters
    Pro
    Murray, KY

    Sounds like that could be a fun course! I’ve never done any wood carving, other than a little utility knife and/or chisel work now and then if something doesn’t fit.

    #658482

    Perhaps when I retire and looking for something to do carving will be on the agenda. Not now though, too many other things to do. It has always been fun to watch a carver as they create from a block of wood. Give it a try and let us know if you enjoyed the time.

    #658484

    tt1133
    Pro

    So I have successfully completed 8 or so power carvings and purchased a cheap set of Buck Brothers carving tools at Home Depot with the intention of doing fine detail work with them. How ever I should have gone to the kitchen and grabbed a spoon because it might have been sharper than these tools were out of the box. I like carving a lot but I’m not patient enough to do it all by hand. But get gasoline and 7 inch grinders involved and I can get into that!

    #658488

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    I’ve done a bit of detail carving; initials on small projects and some small work. It’s very rewarding and very relaxing. Carving tools can be a bit of a rabbit hole, though, but not unmanageable.

    I wish you well with this new venture, Greg, I hope you enjoy it.

    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another without loss of enthusiasm.
    ...... Winston Churchill

    #658491

    I picked up a spoon gouge and a hook knife to do some spoon carving for christmas gifts. Between those and some curved card scrapers and a spokeshave, I can get close

    Not good enough though, so I cheat and use a spinning sandpaper rig that hooks to my drill to handle the concave and spend a lot of time shaping on a belt sander beyond that.

    Its pretty fun, but needs practice to do well. I’m working on spoons 4-12 (spoons 1-3 were failures….)

    Maybe using hard maple for the first try wasn’t the best idea. #12 was done in pine and was very very easy in comparison.

    Also, sharpening gouges is a pain. I still haven’t figured it out at all

    #658579

    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    I picked up a spoon gouge and a hook knife to do some spoon carving for christmas gifts. Between those and some curved card scrapers and a spokeshave, I can get close

    Not good enough though, so I cheat and use a spinning sandpaper rig that hooks to my drill to handle the concave and spend a lot of time shaping on a belt sander beyond that.

    Its pretty fun, but needs practice to do well. I’m working on spoons 4-12 (spoons 1-3 were failures….)

    Maybe using hard maple for the first try wasn’t the best idea. #12 was done in pine and was very very easy in comparison.

    Also, sharpening gouges is a pain. I still haven’t figured it out at all

    i’ve been thinking of getting in to spoon carving, even bought some bits for my foredom to run it, turns out I have the wrong sized handle.

    #658594

    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    foredom

    It does sound like a fun course. Just 100% sure if I will be going yet.

    I’ve done a bit of detail carving; initials on small projects and some small work. It’s very rewarding and very relaxing. Carving tools can be a bit of a rabbit hole, though, but not unmanageable.

    I wish you well with this new venture, Greg, I hope you enjoy it.

    As for carving tools I guess depends on what plan on doing. I don’t want to spend the bank on on carving tools. If I decide to get into carving I would be just looking at some basic tools for spoon or bowl carving. I am sure I want get into detail carving yet.

    Thanks for the kind words Peter!

    I have been watching some of the carving James Wright does YT. This where it has peaked my interest in carving again.

    I picked up a spoon gouge and a hook knife to do some spoon carving for christmas gifts. Between those and some curved card scrapers and a spokeshave, I can get close

    Not good enough though, so I cheat and use a spinning sandpaper rig that hooks to my drill to handle the concave and spend a lot of time shaping on a belt sander beyond that.

    Its pretty fun, but needs practice to do well. I’m working on spoons 4-12 (spoons 1-3 were failures….)

    Maybe using hard maple for the first try wasn’t the best idea. #12 was done in pine and was very very easy in comparison.

    Also, sharpening gouges is a pain. I still haven’t figured it out at all

    This is what I would like to do is make spoons for gifts. Sharpening would be a issue for me also.

    Greg

    Work Smarter Not Harder

    #658603

    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    I carved 3 spoons couple of weeks ago.
    1 maple and 2 black walnut.
    Nothing fancy. Never did it before.
    Used some mastercraft chisels.
    I’ll take some pictures tomorrow and load them up.

    #658669

    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    Here they are

    #658711

    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    I carved 3 spoons couple of weeks ago.
    1 maple and 2 black walnut.
    Nothing fancy. Never did it before.
    Used some mastercraft chisels.
    I’ll take some pictures tomorrow and load them up.

    Those spoons look pretty good. I am not looking at doing anything fancy. Maybe a bowl or some kinda dish.

    Greg

    Work Smarter Not Harder

    #659484

    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    I cut small basswood tree down last weekend. I will use this for carving when I get carving tools.

    Greg

    Work Smarter Not Harder

    #659569

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    Here they are

    Good looking work. Is it all chisel work or did you use a spokeshave on the handles?

    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another without loss of enthusiasm.
    ...... Winston Churchill

    #659597

    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    Here they are

    Good looking work. Is it all chisel work or did you use a spokeshave on the handles?

    No chisel or spokeshave on the handles.
    I got them close to the shape with the bandsaw and than on belt sander different coarse grits to remove material.
    I applied everywhere a generous coat of mineral oil after 80 grit sanding.
    Let it soak in, sand again with 120 and something around 200 ( worn belt), mineral oil again, let it dry, and final hand sanding with 400 grit followed by a final coat of oil.
    The inside of the bowl was of course done by hand. After I finished the bowl it crossed my mind that I could’ve used a shaped scraping card too for the inside.

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