Spoon made from blueberry wood

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Project by flowerdog posted 07-21-2017 08:08 PM 2766 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I removed an old blueberry bush and made a spoon out of the trunk. I carved it while still green so it was easy to work the wood. I had another trunk to make another spoon but it split on its own after a few days and I couldn’t use it. It has been a week or so and this spoon hasn’t split so hopefully all is well. I finished it with sesame oil.

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#1 posted 07-21-2017 08:12 PM

Beautiful! Never heard of using blueberry wood! Looks Great!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#2 posted 07-21-2017 08:15 PM

Thanks, I had no idea if it would work at all, but it worked out alright!

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#3 posted 07-21-2017 10:06 PM

Bravo! I’m a big fan of using non-traditional sources of wood, thanks for experimenting and showing us what is possible. What type of finish did you use? Did it change the color of the wood? The newly cut branch looks more white than the finished spoon. Or did it darken naturally after it was exposed to air?
Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#4 posted 07-22-2017 01:48 AM

The wood was very light before finishing, but I used sesame oil and it did darken it a bit.

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#5 posted 07-22-2017 01:14 PM

Scott, I think that you did a very nice job on this spoon.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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