Wooden Kitchen Spoons

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Project by Dozuki31 posted 02-02-2013 12:38 AM 1681 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The other day my mom was going to buy some wooden kitchen spoons, but I told her that instead of buying them, I would make her some. I had originally wanted to make them out of cherry, but the hardwood lumber store didn’t have any small pieces. They did have a cheap off-cut of birch, so i used that instead. This was the first time working with birch, and I really enjoyed it. Most of the shaping was done by hand, including the hollowing. I then smoothed everything out with the belt sander, followed by hand sanding. They are finished with a few coats of mineral oil, and are ready to cook up some delicious meals.

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#1 posted 02-02-2013 12:48 AM

That is a beautiful set of spoons. I think that your Mom will be very happy to get these instead of the ones from a store.

I live in New England where birch is very plentiful. I really enjoy working with it.

“In How to Build Shaker Furniture”, Thos. Moser writes:
One of the cabinet woods most widely used by the early American builder was yellow birch…Yellow birch is quite hard, has machining properties similar to cherry, is extremely strong and commonly available in lumber yards across the country.

-- "Join the chorus if you can. It'll make of you an honest man." - I. Anderson

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#2 posted 02-02-2013 02:00 AM

These are beautiful spoons. Well done.

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

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#3 posted 02-02-2013 02:00 AM

Good looking set.

How do you hollow them out? I made one but I didn’t hollow it.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#4 posted 02-02-2013 02:02 AM

Great idea!! I just happen to have some birch that needs to be made into spoons and maybe a bowl or two.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 02-02-2013 02:29 AM

Great looking spoons!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 02-02-2013 04:23 AM

Thank you all for the kind comments.

Dewayne, I used a gouge from my Flexcut carving kit to do the hollowing. I do have a hook knife as well, however, the gouge was faster. My hook knife needs a bit of honing, as it just didn’t cut it lol.

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#7 posted 02-02-2013 07:36 PM

I think if my mom had these I would still have the bruises to show form them.


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#8 posted 02-02-2013 11:18 PM

Nice. I’ve made spoons before, but never used a belt sander. How did you use it?

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#9 posted 02-03-2013 09:09 PM

They are fantastic!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 02-04-2013 04:10 PM

Fantastic set of spoons, they are way better than store bought ones. Mom will be happy to use them.


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#11 posted 06-14-2013 12:22 AM

Your spoons are nice and practical.

-- Harvey, Costa Rica,

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