Every Old Wooden Bucket Needs a Ladle

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Project by Clung posted 01-19-2011 12:37 AM 1863 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I was milling my wood in anticipation of beginning stefang’s great Wooden Bucket project blog I discovered a lot of my birch is spalted. So splitting one of the smaller diameter pieces gave me a great size for another spoon. ‘Cuz an ancient wooden bucket should have a ladle.

-- Clarence

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#1 posted 01-19-2011 12:48 AM

beautyfull wood you have used :-)
nice knife´s and drill :-9

thank´s for sharing

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#2 posted 01-19-2011 01:06 AM

Very nice. I like the shape.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#3 posted 01-19-2011 01:14 AM

Curvy lady. Love it.
And yes it will be wonderful for the bucket, look forward to spend time also on Stefangs bucket blog.
Does the had drill have a hollow handle? I have one that looks so much the same.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 01-19-2011 05:14 AM

Beautiful spoon. When you make these do you just follow your instincts or do you have some set dimensions you try to abide by? I am curious because I have been having a calling to try my hand at making some spoons and such and wonder what the best approach would be.

Lastly, what is that curved knife called and do I need one to make a spoon? Thanks for your input!


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#5 posted 01-19-2011 08:32 AM

thanks for the kind comments.

mafe – the drill does have a hollow handle, although someone in its previous life glued it on. I will someday try to remove the end and in the mean time I keep envisioning all the fantastic little treasures that are hidden inside.

WWilson, I usually carve my spoons simply by sketching a basic shape onto the blank and then simply going by what seems right. Sometimes I like the end result, sometimes not so much. I use wood off my woodpile, so even one that doesn’t work out isn’t a big deal. The curved knife is a hook knife from Lee Valley and I really like using it but isn’t really necessary for spoons – a simple gouge will work unless you start making deeper bowls and ladles. I think it wouldn’t be difficult to make a hook knife, as any curved bladed knife will work. The oak handled carving knife I made patterned after a Flexcut knife and it works well even though I got mixed up and sharpened the wrong edge when I was attempting to make a chip knife – see a good one here.

-- Clarence

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