First spoon. Cherry.

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Project by Dave Polaschek posted 02-25-2017 03:42 PM 814 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spoon, hand carved out of dry cherry. My first attempt, which came out very nice, I think. There was a knot in the bowl that I had to patch with CA and sawdust. Finished with food-safe BLO. It’ll stir pots of chili just fine.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#1 posted 02-25-2017 03:45 PM

Very nice. Spoon carving can be a lot of fun. I can’t say that I would have filled the knot with superglue and still used it for cooking… If I find a hidden knot in a spoon it goes to the scrap pile, unless it’s not intended to be used. But looks nice, anyway. Good work!

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#2 posted 02-26-2017 03:04 PM

Thanks. I was planning to throw it away when I found the knot, but kept working on it, and it turned out nice enough that I couldn’t bear to toss it.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 02-27-2017 03:20 AM

The spoon has a great shape and the wood looks nice and smooth. I would suggest in the future to use food-grade mineral oil (local pharmacy carries it), as it’s non-allergenic and non-toxic. Some of the driers that are in BLO can be toxic.



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#4 posted 02-27-2017 01:12 PM

It was finished with food-grade BLO. No metallic driers, naturally filtered and boiled.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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