1st Attempt at a Wooden Spoon

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Project by KnotCurser posted 06-06-2012 01:07 AM 1509 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My favorite spoon in my kitchen is an old, horribly stained plastic piece that looks like it will crack into pieces at any time. I just love the way the spoon feels as well as the thin handle – I use it to stir the coffee in my French Press in the morning. It also is strong enough to stir a huge pot of soup.

Tonight I decided to duplicate the thing – in solid cherry.

I sort of fumbled along and traced the thing out and rough cut it on the band saw. Then I used my belt sander to get a pretty good shape. Next was the Dremel tool with a round-over bit in it to gouge out the hollow. Then I crafted a tiny sanding wheel that mounted in my drill press to smooth the inside.

With the exception of a couple of nicks here and there I think it finished pretty well. Not bad for 45 minutes of work! ;-)

As you can see in the pics, it’s around a foot long and pretty much duplicates my now “previous favorite” pretty well. Finish is a thin coat of food-grade mineral oil.

I think the next one I make will go a tad easier – I hope.


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#1 posted 06-06-2012 01:12 AM

Great looking spoon!

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#2 posted 06-06-2012 02:05 AM

Nice spoon. you will get many years use of that one. You’ll appreciate it more because you made it your self!!


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

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#3 posted 06-06-2012 02:32 AM

That looks a lot like my favorite spoon I use everyday! Well done!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#4 posted 06-06-2012 04:27 AM

It looks like a spoon, it acts like a spoon. It must be a spoon. Nice job there Bob.

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#5 posted 06-06-2012 11:48 AM

A very, very good job for your first spoon. You will get a ton of use and satisfaction from this.

By the way, they are addicting! Again, a great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 06-06-2012 12:39 PM

I really like how you always try new stuff, Bob. You really are a great example of what woodworking is all about. The spoon looks awesome! I think it will be your new favorite!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 06-06-2012 04:31 PM

Congradulations on your new favorite spoon. Look great

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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