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My first Spoon

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Project by redtail posted 12-21-2018 11:29 AM 547 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at making a spoon made from dried cherry.

I drew the rough shape on a 5/4 board and then used several different gouges to create bowl. Next I cut out the rough shape on the band saw and started shaping it. I used a RIGID oscillating belt sander to refine the shape further and then used several different spoke shaves to refine it even more. Sanding started with 60 grit followed by 100 and then 180 and finally 220. The finish is hand rubbed mineral oil.





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GLENNpm

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#1 posted 12-21-2018 11:42 AM

Looks great. Good job – especially for a first attempt!

-- Never stop learning.

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 12-21-2018 01:39 PM

Nice style spoon. I just did my first and trying to get more ideas. Now you need the fork.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 12-21-2018 08:12 PM

Beautiful spoon. It looks to be very comfortable to use which I think it the most important aspect of utensils!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Phil32

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#4 posted 12-21-2018 08:30 PM

Tell us what the wood is, and the tools you used to shape it.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#5 posted 12-21-2018 10:19 PM

Nice work on your first spoon. I’m curious too…was it green wood?

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redtail

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#6 posted 12-22-2018 02:10 PM



Tell us what the wood is, and the tools you used to shape it.

- Phil32

I updated the text above.

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redtail

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#7 posted 12-22-2018 02:11 PM



Nice work on your first spoon. I m curious too…was it green wood?

- Tom Regnier

Not green wood. I plan on trying that this summer.

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#8 posted 12-23-2018 02:14 AM

Excellent work on that spoon – Great shape and well-finished!

Claude

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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