Campfire Spoon

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Project by Andy posted 07-06-2009 04:05 PM 3715 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We went camping this last weekend and I decided to take along a couple of spoon blanks, just in case I had a little free time.
I made my very first spoon about 20 years ago using a Buck hunting knife, whittling away at a piece of Douglas Fir firewood, while sitting around the fire. I have often thought back on that, and how pleasing it was. It doesnt get much simpler than making an elegant, yet functional spoon using only a knife.
Its something you can do while visiting or just listening to nature.

So, I carved on this Cherry blank, as we sat around the fire or when we had our feet in the creek. When it looked good, I smoothed it out with sandpaper and rubbed it down with oil.

The next time you head to the great outdoors take along a sharp knife and see what you can do.
If it doesnt turn out…no worries, the fire needs to eat too.

The last photo shows our campsite and Teardrop trailer we are still working on.
This was at Rock Creek, just off the North Umpqua River, east of Roseburg, Oregon.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#1 posted 07-06-2009 05:12 PM

Hey Andy
Cool spoon. It just goes to show you don’t always need big fancy tools to woodwork. Well done neighbor


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#2 posted 07-06-2009 05:14 PM

Great Andy. Nice job on the spoon.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 07-06-2009 07:02 PM

Nice job. This is better than anything. Done with a jacknife.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 07-06-2009 08:48 PM

Nice spoon – do you feel “relaxed” now :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 07-06-2009 10:33 PM

Now all you need is a plate ,a cup, a kinife, a fork, and a deer ,or any requisite ready cooked tasty meat , a salt celler ,some pepper. wow mmmmmmmm and then I’ll come over to tea .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 07-06-2009 10:42 PM

Now that looks like fun. I wish I could get away. Thanks for making me jealous.
(Cool spoon by the way)


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#7 posted 07-07-2009 12:27 PM

now that’s the life!
great spoon, as well

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#8 posted 07-08-2009 02:52 AM

Great idea. I’m going camping later this month and just might have to attempt some carving of my own.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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