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Discussion in 'Carving Forum: Hand, Power, & Chainsaw Carving' started by Karda, Oct 26, 2019.

  1. Karda

    Karda Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Hi, just started carving not to long ago, again. I finished up a cherry spoon i have been working on. I had it down to finishing. there was a little that had to come off the inside. So i went to work with my spoon knife. But not knowing any better yet, I do now the wood split and a big chunk came out of the front of the bowl. can any body think of a way to save this or is it firewood thanks mike

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    Ouch. Looks like firewood to me but I've never tried that big a repair. Maybe somebody here will know a way.
     
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    Perhaps you could make a scoop out of it. Chuck
     
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    I have NO experience with this at all,I’m thinking you could glue the piece back in,will probably see the line,or what about shallowing up the bowl? My $.02
     
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    I agree with Chuck. If you truly want to save it, cut off the end with the damage and make it like a small ash shovel/scoop.
     
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    Actually, the best thing to do with it is mount it on the wall of your shop as a cautionary reminder to NOT do that again :smile:
     
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    Build a wall with tape around it and pour in colored epoxy. Sand to shape
     
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    thanks, the ash scoop is out unless its for Gulliver's little people, its only an 1 1/2 wide, i did consider a scoop or square ended utensil. I wasn't thinking of repair but reshaping, if I don't do anything with it it will probably be used for a edge testing piece. I never thought of filling the side with epoxy I think i'll try that thanks mike
     
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    I did the epoxy, it worked out ok thanks for the suggestion here are the results, finish is mineral oil and bees wax, wood is cherry

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    Rats, I'm late to the show. I was going to say, fill it with epoxy, but use some color in it. Maybe some black crushed up charcoal or some brass shavings....
     
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    I have some walnut dust that would have looked good. But I didn't think of coloring until after it was done maybe next time, if I don't for get again
     
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    Yes, but it will turn a darker color, so thats why I suggested black or some other contrasting color.
     
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