Wednesday, 29 February 2012

US GI Spoon

I was challenged by a friend of mine in the US to carve a wooden version of the GI issue spoon, not being one to turn down such a challenge, i accepted and today, carved my representation of said spoon.

The spoon was carved from Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) and took about 90 minutes to make,  from selecting the log to the final finish. I have to say, i enjoyed carving to a set design and really like the shape and style of the spoon, for reference the spoon is 6 3/4" in length and the bowl is 1 3/4" at it's widest point, the cut out in the handle measures 1/2"  wide and is 1" long.

The original GI Spoon features some extra lumps and bumps on it and has the letters "US" stamped into it, as can be seen from the photo my friend sent me to work from.

I've not at this stage replicated all of the finer details into the wooden version, but may go the whole hog and add them at a later date, or even carve another one and incorporate as much detail from the metal version as i can, perhaps that can be a job for later in the week?

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