Then, when Ju called me up to inform me he'd managed to buy a copy of Wille Sunqvist's famous 'Swedish Carving Techniques' I remembered that I'd taken a picture of a page of Robin Wood's copy while at Spoonfest so thought I'd have a go at copying one of his spoons - not the same as actually having a spoon in my hand, but I'd give it a go.
|The famous Sundqvist spoon|
|The Bible of spoon carving|
Here's a step by step pictorial of how I got on:
|A cardborad template, drawn onto a piece of ash.|
|Roughing out with the axe|
|A concealed not meant a lot of tear-out - I probably should have discarded the wood and started again|
but woods at a premium.
|Close carving with the axe|
|Cleaned up with the knife - bowl marked on|
|Bowl hollowed out|
|Sanded and oiled|
|Design drawn on in pencil|
|Carved and rubbed with cinamon - I'd like the spoon a little darker in colour and the design a little lighter - perhaps age will sort that out for me?|
Not quite as good as Wille's (ok, nowhere near as good) but a fair first attempt, I thought.