Spoon 13 of 52 – The ‘Looks Like a Leaf’ Scoop in Silver Birch Heart Wood

Spoon 13

This is birch heart wood, not aspen as I thought so in some previous spoons. Heart wood is the lower portion of the tree – the oldest and hardest part. Often looks quite different to other sections of the tree, and in Silver birch it has a lovely shimmer to it. Usually tough stuff to carve, but after working on the kuksa for several weeks this felt like butter (well, almost).

Tried the furrowed effect on the inside of the spoon again. Aaaand, wait for it, it’s the perfect size for holding a lemon! Pretty handy I know…

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4 thoughts on “Spoon 13 of 52 – The ‘Looks Like a Leaf’ Scoop in Silver Birch Heart Wood

  1. So far using hand tools only. Which includes a small mora carving kinfe, a mora hook knife, a selection of small chisels and occasionally a hand saw and file. Then use a range of sand paper and linseed oil to smooth and finish.

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      • Actually only have one sharpening stone, I haven’t needed to sharpen these tools yet… Wait and see, might get the intricate tools sharpened by someone who knows what they’re doing. I’ll do a post on the tools i use at some point

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