This Ladle is Cherry

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Project by Combo Prof posted 01-04-2019 01:59 PM 1071 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this ladle from a blank I rove from a cherry “fireplace” log. The bowl is 3” diameter and 2.5” deep, the handle is 10”. Finish is a few coats of mineral oil.

100% galoot.

1. Front view.
2. Top view.
3. Bottom view.
4. The befor.
5. Tools used.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#1 posted 01-04-2019 02:01 PM


-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 01-04-2019 02:04 PM


-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#3 posted 01-04-2019 02:38 PM

The color of the cherry wood is very pleasing.

-- Bob Page, Houghton, Michigan ---

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#4 posted 01-04-2019 03:40 PM

Nicely done Don!

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#5 posted 01-04-2019 04:16 PM

Thanks, Bob and Kenny.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#6 posted 01-04-2019 04:55 PM

Purity nice! Here I thought all a guy needed was a pocket knife and a rocker on the porch? All dem tools, shucks that Saw and file worth more than all the tools in my shop?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#7 posted 01-04-2019 07:13 PM

Thanks, Purtiy, but Ive seen pictures of your shop. Probably didn’t need to use halve those tools. But I had them. I might have gotten by with Axe, saw, gouge, mallet, a scraper and one spoke shave.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#9 posted 01-05-2019 03:23 AM

I bet you had fun making that spoon too. All those tools, sounds like a good time to me.

I think it looks like a soup bowl on a stick, and I say that from a, I like it very much point of view. I hate shallow spoons.

Nice work, and thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#10 posted 01-05-2019 03:57 AM

Thanks Claude.

Thanks Steve I did have fun. Took two tries. Was trying to duplicate a nice teak (I think) ladle we bought 37 years ago in the Omaha, NE Old market, when we were still newlyweds. It finally gave out. The front of the bowl on the end opposite the handle is a weak spot and easy to chip. I did so and the bowl became more shallow, then I wanted. I will try again someday, perhaps with a green log. I also think the handle could be lighter and a tad longer. But these are just the criticisms of the artist (me) and actually it is indeed very nice and if I could find one like it again I would have bought it. You need a deep bowl for soup and stews!

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#11 posted 01-05-2019 12:55 PM

Nice cup!...I admire to tool collection too!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 01-05-2019 02:06 PM

Hvala, Ivan. I started seriously collecting hand tools 3.5 years ago with the goal of making woodworking a retirement hobby. I retire in 1.5 more years. I thought it would be a struggle and expensive to do. But really just diligent searching of garage sales, antique stores, eBay I got more than enough bench planes, saws, files, chisels, spoke shaves and so forth for not very much money. The tools you see here were obtained as follows: The gouges are Hirsh that I did buy brand new from Highland wood working, the paring chisel is an eBay Nooitgedagt, the Stanley 60 1/2 block plane and Stanley 151 spokeshave were bought from fellow LJ’s, The Miller falls no 2 spoke shave is a lucky antique store find, the large wooden spoke shave I found in an Australian antique store, the other two are from eBay. The cabinet rasp is a new Tome’ Feteira and is just lovely, the turning saw was a birthday present found at a craft show that my wife got me and I upgraded this year with Gramercy tools bow saw pins and blades, the carving axe was an old plumb axe head I found and then reshaped, reground and re-handled, the smoothing plane was given to me, the mallet was my second LJ project. It doesn’t take long to get waste deep in two many tools.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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