Starting on a new woodworking project, carving a spoon from some scrap in the workshop. I am not entirely sure what the wood is, I think soft maple. I started off by outlining the spoon shape, cutting out the blank and then using my single-sided hatchet to waste away much of the handle area. I used stop cuts with a backsaw to define the major handle-bowl transition area. Then broke out the drawknife to begin refining the handle and start roughing in the bowl.
I’m also using this project for a photo project, so should have some more high quality black-n-white photos to add. These are just some snaps with my iPhone.
Setting the studio camera
And some I took with a speed light and umbrella.
Posted by joecrafted on February 8, 2016
I’ve been away from my shop for a while, but took some time to sharpen a few plans, break out my gouges and start working on a project I began a long time ago, an archtop guitar. Just some top shaping, first using the gouge to get the general shape, then using two small planes to smooth the gouge marks out. I will hopefully continue refining this top before I attempt the more challenging part–bending the sides and building the acoustic body.
Top, tools, shavings
Posted by joecrafted on October 18, 2014
Posted by joecrafted on February 11, 2014