Walnut Spoon

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Project by BCDesign posted 07-31-2014 10:34 PM 1041 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second spoon I have made,I used walnut,its a 12” prototype for a much larger spoon I plan on making,on this project i learned my blackanddecker jigsaw and sander are not powerfull enough to cut and sand such hardwood.I will need to invest in a better jigsaw if im going to be making lots of spoons.

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

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#1 posted 07-31-2014 11:42 PM

Nice job. Not long ago I saw a video on YouTube of this guy making spoons using a hatchet for the shaping. I have heard another useful tools for spoon making is a draw knife, but that would require a shaving horse or some other type of hold down. I find a bench top band saw and my carving tools work pretty well. A sanding drum set for the drill press helps too, but I still need that. Keep up the good work.

-- Richard in Oroville

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#2 posted 08-01-2014 12:02 AM

Hey Richard I have seen the videos of Paul sellers on youtube,he uses an axe to shape his spoons,he is very good at it! I also seen the drawknife being used,the tool I liked most was the spokeshave but a decent one is $150 here,I am not sure if the Irwin spokeshaves are any good they are about $40 but I am wary of buying anymore cheap tools as im finding the old saying “buy cheap buy twice”to be true!

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

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