Spoon carving tools for detailed work

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Spoon carving tools for detailed work

Postby Ian G » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:01 pm

Hi everyone, can anyone help me. I've been carving spoons for years but never got into the more detailed carving. Having just joined this forum I've seen many fine spoons with amazing fine details. Anyway I've been inspired, I have given it a wee go before with some simple designs but would like to advance to the next level. What tools are people using for this detailed work. Any advice would be very helpful.

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Re: Spoon carving tools for detailed work

Postby gavin » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:36 pm

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Re: Spoon carving tools for detailed work

Postby SeanHellman » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:12 pm

Come on Gavin, we are bleeding people from this forum :(

For detailed spoon work, I assume you mean engraving and chip carving any knife can be used, the most important thing is that the tip is very sharp and pointed. I make my own knives, but any small bladed knife will do. Look up chip carving videos and apply to spoons. Marking out is probably the most important part of the process. Good luck and post some pictures
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Re: Spoon carving tools for detailed work

Postby redsquirrel » Sat May 23, 2015 7:40 am

gavin wrote: "Go to facebook" (paraphrased)



SeanHellman wrote:Come on Gavin, we are bleeding people from this forum :(



Is this why there are so few posts on the Bodgers forum?

Youtube is a place to look as Sean suggests, some videos by okb akr is a possible starting place, and you can see by the enormouse knife used that almost anything short of a billhook shouldn't hold you back. http://youtu.be/Qg03BKqICJw.
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Re: Spoon carving tools for detailed work

Postby Bob_Fleet » Sat May 23, 2015 7:30 pm

redsquirrel wrote:Is this why there are so few posts on the Bodgers forum?

The forum used too be magic so if you use the search facility you can often find the answers you want, usually provided by some of the folk still active on it.
Now instead of asking I search first as the forum is now quite mature.
Hopefully folk are searching and finding what they want which might look like less activity as it doesn't show.
I'm more inclined to refer folk to previous posts than start again.

Now and again some folk use it as a blog rather than starting their own and that might put some people off.
I can google a search for myself too.

However
There are a lot of great greenwoodworkers like Sean still here so it can't be all bad.
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Re: Spoon carving tools for detailed work

Postby Ian G » Thu May 28, 2015 10:12 pm

The forum is still magic. Being fairly new to it I'm more than willing to ask questions or reply to questions regardless how basic they may seem rather than plod through posting using the search which on occasion can be a right shag. On the topic of chip carving on spoons, I gave it a go. All very enjoyable just need more practice. How you sell the finished spoon at a realistic price is beyond me, If I get £10 for a basic spoon I count myself very lucky. Attached some pic's of my first bit of chip carving...... nothing brilliant but I'm getting there.

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