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A Traditional Carved Love Spoon

I carved this love spoon a few years ago.My first one. It wasn’t the masterpiece I hoped for, but not the disaster I feared either. I had seen the pattern somewhere and was just curious to see if I could actually do it.

This is a pretty old and generic design and has likely been carved many thousands of times the last couple of hundred years or more. It was originally meant as a declaration of love to a prospective bride by a suitor to show his affection and his impressive manly skill.

I first scroll sawed the pattern and then did the rest with carving gouges and a knife. The wood is unfinished Birch. A fun project!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

scroll saw

6 Comments

a1jim

Nice work on the love spoon Mike.

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Michal Bulla

Love this!!

-- -- Michal, http://WoodworkingWeb.com

lightweightladylefty

Mike,

The spoon is great!

L/W

Jack

Nice work Mike .

-- Jack

Brian

That’s what I call a spoon!

Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking)

Very impressive carving , carving is an art accomplished by few

-- Wheaties

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