Applewood utensils

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Project by Ballantyne posted 04-04-2014 11:13 PM 1502 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Heres a couple applewood utensils Ive made recently.

Ive been carving with alot of black walnut, and one thing I have to do to make it a nice kitchen utensil is soak it, and sand off the raised grain.

The applewood doesnt seem to have this problem. Its almost got a rubbery texture that feels very nice in the hands.

It carves very well as well!

IF you have any experience with applewood, please leave some thoughts in the comments!

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#1 posted 04-05-2014 04:23 PM

Nice spoon.
I got my first piece of applewood this past week after a bad wind and ice storm that passed through – a tree at the university where I work got hit pretty hard, and I have a couple pieces that should be big enough for even a couple small bowls. I’ve started making a spoon, finished the ax work, ready to start with the knife. It’s a nice wood, interesting combination of light and dark, and also with streaks of pink through it. As you mentioned, it seems to carve quite well, although it is not easy to split.

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#2 posted 04-05-2014 08:42 PM

Yeah man, I just scored some apple limbs for spoons as well. Been carving with it for years, it’s one of my favorites. The only bummer I’ve found with it is that it seems to get punky pretty quickly. The limbs that I just sawed up had been piled up behind a shed for about a year, and some of it was unusable due to rot. Bummer.

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#3 posted 04-05-2014 08:46 PM

very nice work. Love them all, but this is my favorite.

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#4 posted 04-09-2014 03:37 PM

Like wooden spoons and yours came out really pretty and well shaped. Great job!

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