Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bad dog!

Well, first I'll admit this is my own fault, but that aside, I am still very unhappy with my little dog. I have been spending some time turning on my lathe lately, in addition to carving. I was finishing up the carving on a spoon yesterday, but then set it on my side table to go check on something in the shop for a few minutes. When I returned, I saw the spoon sitting on the sofa, and my heart sunk.....

I walked over to it, and saw the link covered with dog slobber, and this small chunk chewed out of the top link. At that point, I screamed "Nooooooooooo!!!!!" out of pure heartbreak. Then, I looked at my little dog, who was happily looking up at me because he was glad I was back, and said "how could you?!"

Needless to say, he didn't understand the problem. I quietly went about the rest of my plans for the evening, all the while, wallowing in grief over this spoon. A few people have given me some nice salvage suggestions. We'll see... I think much of the spoon can be a new spoon, but it's still a shame for it to have lost its link at the top. As much as the rest of the spoon may be saved, it will still make me sad to look at it. ** sigh **


  1. What a frightening warning! I'm sorry to see this happen. I admire David Western's spoons and yours also since following his blog .

    We've a small dog also, who has likes to chew on offcuts found in the workshop and I suspect she has little or no artistic discernment.

    I have started carving lovespoons and like 'MackTheKnife', I appreciate the airiness of your designs. So far I've completed two spoons and broken two with hand pressure. So I now prefer rock maple and walnut.

    I'm about to begin a commissioned spoon in about a month and I'll be warned by what happened.

  2. Dogs aren't the only ones with "little or no artistic discernment." My cat has chewed on more than one of my carvings, luckily not my lovespoons. I do enough damage to those myself. I don't need any help from the peanut gallery.