My 1st Mahogany Spoon

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Project by BCDesign posted 07-28-2014 09:19 PM 1250 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used some of the scrap pieces of mahogany I have to make my 1st spoon tonight,it took about 2hours to make.I cut the shapes out with my jigsaw,then used a little gouge I got in a carving set to start shaping the bowl of the spoon,it wasnt ideal for the job but is all i have at the moment so i used it as best as I could,when I had the rough shape I used a flap sander to smooth out the bowl of the spoon I then started sanding at 80grit and worked all the way up to 1200grit the spoon is so smooth it feels great in the hand.I finished it with some food safe oil and I am really happy with the way it looks!I made one small mistake by drilling the hole in the handle off center,but I learned a lesson and I cant wait to start the second spoon!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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#1 posted 07-30-2014 11:01 AM

Looks great. I’ve been meaning to make a baby spoon for a while now. I have a bit of mahogany. I’ll give it a try soon.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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#2 posted 07-30-2014 01:35 PM

Hey Doitforfun thank you,I will make some small spoons from the pieces left over when i cut these out ,my next project is a giant spoon!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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#3 posted 08-17-2014 01:43 AM

Looks great I need to get a flap wheel

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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