Posts Tagged ‘wilderness’
OK here is my spoon took me about 2 hours to cut/carve the shape from a chunk of wood and about 3 hours sanding the hardest part is the inside of the spoon… Next time I will take more time to carve the inside as smooth as I can, I could cut the sanding time down to an hour or less I bet…
I tried using a crook knife but found that just did not work for me not enough control.. I used a small cheep wood gouge and that worked OK for me…
Now that I know what works for me I will be looking into buying a good quality spoon gouge for the next spoon project….
Bend a steel paper clip or short length of wire cut from a metal clothes hanger into the shape shown in the diagram. Magnetize the wire by stroking it with the pole of a strong magnet. Then balance the wire carefully on the surface of a penny so that it can swing freely. Make sure that you stand clear of the magnet or other metal objects.
The wire will swing around and point to magnetic north (or maybe south if you used the other pole of the magnet.)
Some refrigerator magnets will work for this.
Or you could use the electromagnetism method described in Elective 4 of the Big Bear Book.