This manual provides an introduction to the fascinating world of carved spoons. Carving basics are covered, including selecting tools and materials, transferring patterns, sanding, and finishing. Two progressive projects introduce basic and intermediate carving techniques. An additional 45 patterns provide dozens of mix-and-match designs. Introductions to the history of Welsh and Scandinavian spoon carving provide a rich context for this historical craft.
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Spoons: Useful, Sentimental and Collectable
Carving Spoons, Revised Second Edition is your introduction to the fascinating world of these hand-crafted objects of utility and sentiment. Classic in simplicity of form, spoons can be carved in an endless assortment of shapes ranging from primitive to contemporary. In many cultures, love spoon designs also carry specific meanings for courtship, marriage, and even how many children you desire!
Spoons make fun simple projects that develop your carving creativity and self-expression. Shirley Adler will get you started making beautiful spoons to keep for yourself or give away. All you need are a few small scraps of wood and some basic tools. With a little carving, you can elevate the humble wooden spoon from a utilitarian object to a love token or work of art.
· 45 patterns with dozens of mix-and-match designs
· Step-by-step guide to carving your first spoon
· Learn to carve beautiful Welsh love spoons and Celtic knots
· Tips on tools, sharpening, safety, wood, sanding, and finishing
· Inspiring color photo gallery of finished spoons
Shirley Adler is a spoon carving instructor who has been featured in Wood Carving Illustrated. She lives in Broomfield, Colorado.
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