Sunday, March 29, 2020

a soup ladle in poplar

had a few thick billets of poplar from my bed project. i thought, being poplar, that it'd be super easy to carve, but it was much harder than what i expected. possibly due to being so dry?
i used a 3/8" forstner bit with my drill to hog out most of the bowl. here, i'm using a long-handled hook knife (used with two hands).
From here on, it's small refinements getting this spoon to its final shape.
Marc, my neighbor, brought a spoon he carved from apricot wood decades a few decades ago when he was in NM.

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