Doc Dan wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:38 am
Looks like a great job on that spoon. Are you sanding it smooth? What grit?
I don't plan on sanding this one, no.
That said, if the woman says she'd prefer it sanded - I'll sand it. I have some 320 grit that would smooth it up quite a bit and nicely. I could go up to 1K or 2K if there was a need. As is, I figured I'd just let it have it's own character; beetle holes, carve marks, grain, color variations and all... The wood is Japanese Cherry from my yard.
All I've done to it, is give it four or five light coats of food safe mineral oil. Tomorrow at work I'll hand it over.
This all came about because I saw some of the drawings this woman had done in a notebook, and was just completely blown away. She's native american and I thought she might appreciate a hand carved, possibly "artistic" wood spoon, so I offered. Some people have told me that they thought my carvings were nice enough to call "art", hence the offer. Tomorrow, she'll get it and that's that. I hope she continues to draw and maybe the spoon will make her day/week/month/year just a little better. That is my hope anyway,