I can't even remember the last time that I actually sat down and carved a spoon. People say that a lot and don't mean it, but seriously I can't remember. Now to be fair, I have been distracted a bit with slingshots, so its not like I haven't been spending any time out in the garage working on things. No spoons though, not until I carved these two. I got some Tulip Poplar wood from my neighbor who had a tree taken down. I would rank it somewhere in the middle for carving. It is somewhat stringy. Not horribly so, and honestly I was just glad to have some wood to carve. I noticed that it was somewhat prone to tear outs and I had to be careful to avoid them. I figure being out of practice didn't help much either.
In any case, here are the results of my garage efforts. Not to shabby for not even being able to remember the last time I carved a spoon.
Last but not least, the kids and I were sitting at the kitchen table eating lunch a few days ago and we noticed a hawk sitting on the swing set. I got my camera and was able to get a picture of him before he flew away. Sometimes its hard to believe that we live in a suburban neighborhood.
Happy Carving all, I'm headed to Seattle Washington in a few days for work. I'll be back with pictures. A few days later the Barefoot one himself is making an appearance and I can't wait!