Spoon Making

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About: I'm working towards a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. This year I'll be transferring to a university to finish the last two years of my degree. I've been accepted to the engineering program at Ca...

I realized a few weeks ago that it had been a long while since I had done anything creative, I've been so wrapped up in math and engineering crap for school. I got an itch to make something and decided to make a couple of spoons for two friends of mine, then I just kept making! These are made from a 2x3 maple board from the hardware store and finished with coconut oil and beeswax. The markings are kolrosing, a very old Scandinavian technique for adding decoration to carved pieces. It's basically a tattoo in the wood. The text inscription on the spoon is elder futhark (again, a very old Scandinavian alphabet) and reads "amazeballs," phoneticized as nearly as I could get. 

There are already several spoon carving guides around here so this will just be a photo gallery to show off my work, but if there's any interest in kolrosing i could do an instructable on that, just ask!

Manly Crafts Contest

Second Prize in the
Manly Crafts Contest

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    HAL 9000

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks to the voters and judges for second place in the Manly Crafts contest!

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    evilplankton

    5 years ago on Introduction

    this is absolutely amazing! i've tried my hand at spons before but nothing I've made could even be compared to this :D i voted :)

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    HAL 9000evilplankton

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you evilplankton! Having a spoon knife really helps a lot, I use one made by Flexcut. They're affordable American-made carving tools.

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    evilplanktonHAL 9000

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    i just said it was cool i didn't ask for your life story! I'M OFFICIALLY REMOVING MY VOTE! HA!!!

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    jesse4015

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I've made a few like this, and it never feels finished til you put those checkered lines on. Good job Hal

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