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  • from 1 cherry log get 7 cherry spoons

    Bit of whittling last night, dried overnight, finished off tonight.
    http://www.robin-wood.co.uk

  • #2
    Very nice indeed!
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    • #3
      Slightly more than a bit of whittling I would have thought LOL Love them Robin. Is the log well air dried first ?

      Mo.XX
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      • #4
        Log was fresh and green. It is far easier and nicer to carve that way, once thin they dry overnight then final finishing when dry.
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        • #5
          They're terrific! I like 'em!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by robin wood View Post
            Log was fresh and green. It is far easier and nicer to carve that way, once thin they dry overnight then final finishing when dry.
            Love green wood items. I'm surprised they dry that quickly even when thinish, I would have thought they would still move and twist. What do you finish them with ? I assume as a set they are practical not juat decorative items.

            Mo.XX
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            • #7
              Beautiful. Don't forget to post a pic of them when finished.
              Carol
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              • #8
                Originally posted by MornieG Jewellery View Post
                Love green wood items. I'm surprised they dry that quickly even when thinish, I would have thought they would still move and twist. What do you finish them with ? I assume as a set they are practical not juat decorative items.

                Mo.XX
                Designed for hard everyday use. I use food grade cold pressed linseed though walnut oil is good if you don't have nut allergy.
                Movement, twist, avoiding splits are all down to understanding the wood, how it is converted from the log and that tells you how it will react. It was all worked out 2000 years ago though many modern woodworkers don't bother to learn from the past.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by robin wood View Post
                  Movement, twist, avoiding splits are all down to understanding the wood, how it is converted from the log and that tells you how it will react. It was all worked out 2000 years ago though many modern woodworkers don't bother to learn from the past.
                  Can you recommend perhaps a book I could read to learn more please Robin ?

                  Mo.XX
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                  • #10
                    Wow, they are gorgeous.

                    I wish I could do something like this - I'm making raised beds from my felled cherry trees and conifers at the moment. Incredibly rustic and no whittling skills needed!
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                    • #11
                      They are super!


                      Originally posted by wendy View Post
                      Wow, they are gorgeous.

                      I wish I could do something like this - I'm making raised beds from my felled cherry trees and conifers at the moment. Incredibly rustic and no whittling skills needed!

                      Would love to see a photo!
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                      • #12
                        Beautiful work.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for all the nice comments. MornieG I am afraid there is not a good book in print. Swedish Carving technique by Wille Sundqvist was good but is silly money second hand. I have a book with the printers but it will be some time before it's available.
                          http://www.robin-wood.co.uk

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by robin wood View Post
                            Thanks for all the nice comments. MornieG I am afraid there is not a good book in print. Swedish Carving technique by Wille Sundqvist was good but is silly money second hand. I have a book with the printers but it will be some time before it's available.
                            Thanks Robin. As a furniture designer I am always interested to learn more about my chosen material. Hope you post when your book is available or pleae PM me.

                            Mo.XX
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                            • #15
                              A bit of whittling?

                              That's like saying the great wall of China is 'a bit of brick laying' !

                              You are one talented woodworker - I'm amazed by those spoons and would like to see a finished photo.
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