Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Pear wood spoon help

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16
    Originally posted by Glenn Jennings View Post
    Very nice job !! I like the touch of the hole in the top to hang it up.

    I agree with Di on the sanding method. For some of my stuff I go right down to 2000 grit. But then everyone knows Im a tad crazy, BUT !!boy does that make the grain really pop when the finish goes on.
    Glenn, I am working on a Mahogany project, and I went from50- 350 to 1200 and that was a mistake. Now going back to 500 to start all over through each series, all by hand. Gripper. .And this wood is just my Love too.
    Chuck
    Chuck
    Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

    https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

    Comment


    • #17
      Same thing happens when sharpening crooked knives and adze blades = work up through the grits.
      I use 3M Silicon Carbide automotive, wet&dry, fine finishing sandpapers. Can't skip a step.
      I look with 10X to evaluate the edge. Banged up = 600 grit. Not so bad = 800 grit.
      Then 1,000, 1,200, 1,500 and a final honing with CrOx/AlOx.

      Ironically, the best way to avoid sanding altogether is to texture the surface with shallow chip marks.
      Make a horizontal or vertical or diagonal pattern. The #5 sweep gouge looks good to me.
      I can replicate that sweep with many of my crooked knives that allow me to get into corners that a gouge can't cover.

      Brian T

      Comment


      • #18
        Hi Chuck
        Yeah way too bigger steps in grit size. Pays to sand down through "each" grade until you get all the marks out then go down to the next grade. Just think how good it will look when done. All the pain of getting there just goes away.


        Hi Brian
        I like your fix. Would add a bit of texture to a piece as well.

        Comment


        • #19
          Textured surfaces will cover a multitude of carving sins and mistakes.
          Very common on Poles here in the Pacific North west.
          I wanted this frog platter to have some texture and some really slick skin surfaces, too.
          FROG PIE 005.jpg
          Brian T

          Comment


          • #20
            Then, I realized I had to make an apple pie to show off the size.
            FROG PIE 008.jpg
            Brian T

            Comment


            • #21
              Originally posted by Brian T View Post
              Then, I realized I had to make an apple pie to show off the size.
              FROG PIE 008.jpg
              Brian ! Not fair, Apple pie. And I am hungry t this time and NO pie in sight.. But do like that Frog!!
              Chuck
              Chuck
              Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

              https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

              Comment


              • #22
                Besides the textured surfaces, the smooth surfaces got one coat of finish then when that was good and hard, I scrubbed the areas the XXX coarse steel wool which has flat strands. Those act like a thousand chisels and cut off any fuzzies that stick up.

                In most of the spoons and forks that I carved, I did much the same thing to smooth the surface instead of using shreddy sandpapers.
                Brian T

                Comment


                • #23
                  Originally posted by Brian T View Post
                  Then, I realized I had to make an apple pie to show off the size.
                  FROG PIE 008.jpg
                  wow love your pie holder and the apple pie looks delicious.
                  . Explore! Dream! Discover!” aloha Di

                  Comment

                  Working...
                  X