It is 37 C today. I have a sore throat and a bit of an earache. Take two paracetamol and go sit in the shade and whittle. Well that's what I've done this morning anyway. If you are going to sweat it out, you might as well seek pleasurable slow pursuits such as carving.
David must have watered the lawn last night as the grass was damp. So at least my derriere was on the cools side.
I had a pre cut blank from the last spoon making which cut down some of the time spent today making the spoon. Dad informed me a couple of days ago that my cutting was too skewed to turn on the lathe.
Secretly I dont mind this as this spoon becomes entirely me made. So it just takes a little more work to shape the handle and more time spent sanding. (Loving my new tools)
This spoon has more of an elongated shape which is partially due to the wood shape and secondly due to the hack jigsawing job that I did.
Any ho....chip, chip, whittle, whittle, sand, sand, admire, chip, chip whittle....you get the picture. You end up with two blonde beauties vying for attention
This spoon thankfully has no burrs in it, so I dont need to wood fill it and could give it a light waxing to bring out the subtleties of the wood grain. I will give it a good rub later when dry to bring out the shine.
As you see this spoon is more rectangular in the handle..I was considering drilling a hole in the end and putting a strap of leather through it to hang...what do you think?