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FlGatorwood

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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Mid-Size Turning Tools   
    Enter to Win!
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    The Patriot Woodworker's are honored to have this set of tools donated by an anonymous Patriot Woodworker for the purpose of our Summer 2020 Fundraiser.
    One of our Patriot Woodworker's contacted @Jim from Easy Wood Tools for the purchase of these tools and instructed Jim that he/she remain anonymous for this donation, so we just want to say to whoever it is among us, THANK YOU!
    As of July 5th, 2020. These tools have been added to the line up of our prizes for this fundraiser.
     
    Value: 359.97
     
     
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Japanese Hatchet and Eucalyptus Log   
    The beginnings, I am ready!
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Eucalyptus Spoon Top   
    The spoon is roughed out, and I carved the shape with a couple sloyd style knives.
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Eucalpytus Spoon Bottom   
    The bottom of the spoon, it's a lot of work, but well worth it, I love the journey to get it this far.
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Eucalpytus Spoon Side   
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Chopping Area   
    I didn't need much, just an old log for a workbench, a stool to sit on, and a few tools. I really like this spoon carving, I set the spoon in the shop overnight to dry a bit, then I'll be able to refine the entire spoon tomorrow after much of the moisture has evaporated, and I should have a fully functional cooking spoon.
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Eucalpytus Spoon Side   
    The spoon needs to be dished out, I'll do that after it has dried overnight.
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Wood Tools Hatchet   
    I roughed out the spoon blank with my Japanese Hatchet and thought I'd bring out my new hatchet by Robin Woods and give it a try to bring the blank to fine rough. I like the new hatchet, it performed well in curves.
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Eucalpytus Split   
    I procured this little branch for a wood pile at work, it's green, and I split it using a forest axe and beat the axe head with another small log till it split. I really need to get a froe.
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Chinaberry Spoon (Rough out)   
    I am attempting another spoon carving, I trimmed a Chinaberry tree a couple weeks ago and the long straight branches are ideal for green woodworking. I took my hatchet and roughed the blank out, then started shaping.
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Chinaberry Spoon (roughed out)   
    My spoon is roughed out as far as I can go, now I will wrap it in cloth and let it slowly dry for a couple weeks, then refine the lines and facets.
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Chinaberry Spoon (Morakniv)   
    The knife is a hook knife, great for carving out scoops and the bowl of a spoon. I read much about the use of these knives, and how to carve the Swedish Slojd method, it takes some getting used too, but the methods are very efficient and accurate.
    This hook knife is made by Morakniv, a tradition in Sweden, and the cost of the knives are very affordable.
    Here is a link to a series of videos by Morakniv and legend Jogge Sundqvuist on use and maintenance.
    The whole series can be found here at Swedish Knife Grip Lessons with Jogge Sundqvuist
     
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Chinaberry Limb Split for Two Spoons   
    The curved limb is perfect for a large spoon. I split the limb with my froe, and it split perfectly, I can make two large spoons.
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Flattening the Spoon Blank   
    With my hatchet I flattened the top surface of the spoon.
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Chinaberry Bark Peel   
    The bark comes off really easy when working Chinaberry green.
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Large Spoon Roughed   
    The spoon is completely roughed out by my hatchet.
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Chinaberry Limb for Spoon   
    A limb from a Chinaberry tree, and some tools, a Robin Wood hatchet which I absolutely love. Several Morakniv's, an old froe and we are ready!
    The curved portion of this limb is perfect for large spoons.
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Chinaberry Large Spoon Bowl   
    After I roughed out my spoon with my hatchet, I clean up much of it with my Morakniv's, and now I am ready to scoop out the spoon portion with my Morakniv hook knife. This is it for now, it was getting cold outside, and my wife came out an chewed me out for being outside with a bad cold, but but but honey, nope, get yer butt inside! Ok. So I wrapped the spoon in cloth so to not lose moisture too fast, and set it on my work bench for tomorrow, I'll start scooping out the spoon bowl with the hook knife.
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Japanese Silkwood Carved Spoons   
    I just keep carving them, they are fun.
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    FlGatorwood reacted to steven newman for a gallery image, Desktop Organizer,Project post 2.JPG   
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, 1" Infill Shoulder Plane   
    I have been blessed with a bounty of hand tools and wood these past few weeks, it's a long story, after returning from my latest trip, and after sorting through the tools, I found this infill plane among many other gems.
    It's a 1" Infill shoulder plane. At this time I cannot see any markings, the hand plane is ready to use now, the edge is excellent and the body is square and solid. I love this plane, and I'll use it.
     
    7.5" long by 3" tall, heavy with a square sole to side for accurate registration. Can't wait to use it!
     
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Exact Level & Tool MFG. CO.   
    Just a neat old level. 12" long.
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Exact Level & Tool MFG. CO.   
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Exact Level & Tool MFG. CO.   
    Bottom of level.
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    FlGatorwood reacted to John Morris for a gallery image, Frame Saw Blade   
    27.5" long, it has a solid long stroke, the entire blade is usable from the start of the cut to the heel of the saw, I have two other blades with varying TPI. 
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