Iroko front door

June 27, 2016

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Solid panel door.

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Thick panels they are locked in and not glued they need the freedom to expand and shrink, otherwise they would certainly crack.

The bottom is sloops; for rainwater to flow of.

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Multi point lock and marine grade hardware.

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New spoon site

April 13, 2016

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I am happy to announce that my spoons have their own website

It’s a spoon shop/ blog.    To visit the site go to: http://www.astriddegrootspooncarving.com

There is space for comments on the blog, and the shop has  review possibility which is great.  You are very welcome to share your  thoughts, idea’s or spoon related story’s.

 

 

 

 

Door for porch

April 2, 2016

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Over a periode of 2 years I worked on this porch in different stages, first I made a new big window and big sil on the front house elevation, and this time I made a new door and window also renovated the pillars and framework and made new features for frame and pillars.

 

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New sycamore spoons

April 2, 2016

 

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Dolphin spoons

March 6, 2016

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This design is based on Victorian Welsh dolphin eating spoons.

Most are made of cherry,  two  are holly.
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Spoon display

February 4, 2016

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Made a spoon display today, I am preparing for a pitch, to start selling my work in shops around here.

I used a heavy piece of Welsh oak.

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The bracket on the back is retractable and made out of Welsh cherry with a bit of bark left on.

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Hand carved oak pins for the spoons to hang on to.

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There is space for 4 or 5 spoons on each set of pins.

 

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Kitchen Countertop

January 31, 2016

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Beautiful beech from Wales full of character.

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After planing them all ‘ dead straight’ which is not an easy task with such long length 3.25 metre, I started gluing them with domino joints, one at the time so I could give it my full attention, I was very pleased with  the result.

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The beautiful grain of the wood after a bit of sanding to 120 grit.

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I added a piece of cross wood to the end grain, that prevents the board from splitting, just better.

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Routing the opening for the Belfast sink.

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Routing the drainage, I also cut a water drip under the drainage to stop water drips from staying under the countertop.

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I sanded the countertop back to 0000 steel wool in the end, added 6 layers of finishing oil with in between  smoothly going with steel wool with the direction of the grain. I applied 2 coats of boat lacquer on the underside.

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