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    Some of my hand carved spoons

    This is made out of Pistacio wood.
    It was carved by hand, but I cheated on the finishing and used my dremel.
    Finished with Olive oil.
    Medium density, while having a very unique grain.
    It wasn't a bad way to muck around for a few hours in the shed while the sky is falling outside:
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    Last edited by Te Hopo; 05-11-2012 at 08:42 AM.

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    Well I decided to make another spoon, this time to go with my camping cookset.
    I find it annoying to be in some beautiful idyllic location and have to hear the sraping of a metal spoon in the billy.

    This one was made to fit inside the smallest billy in the set and so I could use it for stirring right into the corners while having a deep enough cup to use it for soups and stews.

    It was made out of an untreated pine wood plank I had sitting in the shed and was shaped with a coping saw, chisel, carving knife, a gouging chisel and sandpaper.
    Once it was smoothed out, it was treated with canola oil.
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    On a trip out with Kiwibowhunter and another mate we were out for a week and I was feeling tired and bored (you can only hunt so much) and I was sitting by the fire and started whittling at a piece of the firewood.

    Using only my EDC Swiss Army Knife Locksmith with it's saw and locking blade to carve it out and then the file for some basic smoothing.
    Many hot coals were fished out of the fire and used to char the bowl, then scrape out the char, then burn, scrape, burn, scrape and so on until I had a nice deep bowl.
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    Way cool! I wish I had more time to widdle spoons, here our winter is over and apparently your freetime is starting soon? Very nice! Tell me about how you did your cool tat's sometime.
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    those are neat! I like those hand carved items. Keep making them and then sell them at a craft store or when the SHTF for bartering

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    Quote Originally Posted by forestdavegump View Post
    Way cool! I wish I had more time to widdle spoons, here our winter is over and apparently your freetime is starting soon? Very nice! Tell me about how you did your cool tat's sometime.
    Hmmm I would say our free time is more so now and spring due to our weather.

    Here in Marlborough at least, our winter is cold and dry with the odd downpour while the summer has more rainfall.
    Spring and autumn are very unsettled times and I spend more time in the shed in those months.

    Winter nights are the time to sit in by the fire doing research but the days are simply stunning with a cool crispness and clarity, great for being out on the motorbike or boat.
    At 30mph it is pretty cold:
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    But then again you are often the only one fishing and the results speak for themselves:
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    I was talking to wildflies last night, he would like to make a shallow spoon from bone, or possibly a spork, just got to find the right basic shape bone as a starter.
    It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon View Post
    I was talking to wildflies last night, he would like to make a shallow spoon from bone, or possibly a spork, just got to find the right basic shape bone as a starter.
    Mmmmm I like the sound of that and look forward to maybe seeing some pics in the future.

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    Very nice work Te Hopo, thanks again.
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    Very nice Te!

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