Friday, 29 January 2010

purpleheart spoon

First the knife is a blade I had made for me. The handle is a bit of scrap, maybe mahogany .

The spoon is from a piece of purpleheart. That word has became a curse word. Its the worst wood I've came across. Its splintery and a poor wood to carve. I'd say hornbeam is better.
However I've tried it. I think it would power carve but SWMBO would not be happy if I did that in the kitch. Happy wife happy life.


The Great Ethan Allen said...

I've alwasy been curious about purple heart. My wife is alwasy asking me to give it a go. But some woods that are pretty bu themselves and just not very nice to carve. thatnks for the testimonial

diy said...

I'd say it's not worth the trouble.

merci2358 said...

You're right there diy - happy wife happy life