My spoon period

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Blog entry by Philzoel posted 02-09-2012 01:56 AM 7675 reads 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I promised spoontastic (spontanious) I would show my spoons. Took a bit because I waited on a gradient background paper to take pictures so here it is:

My first efforts before I knew how to do shape of handle and bowl. Used a flat blank instead of curved, etc

Progress means learning to me. I learned to cut blanks on band saw to give handle shape and bowl tilt the way I want.

The top was a spoon before split or grain got it. It is now a tool to chop hamburger when browning. Quit effective.

Improved on bowl shape and edge.

Notice the grain and heartwood combos. I like playing with color.

Learned oak is not good for spoons. Note tip of bowl.

These two cherry spoons were playing around with ideas. The bottom one has a pot sitter on it. Works nice.

These are oven shelf pullers.

Spoon I use everyday cooking. Has nice handle, large bowl, tilt is good to taste with or serve.

Tools I use for bowls

Lower right is Kutsall course burr, Upper is Fine burr, Lower left is large sanding pad for drill press, and upper left is small sanding disk in drill press, Both disks are velcro so I can go easy from 40 to 320 grit.

Please enjoy and comment. Thanks

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#1 posted 02-09-2012 04:26 AM

Wow … I’m impressed they all great , thanks for showing them.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#2 posted 02-09-2012 01:05 PM

Can you use the Kutsall burrs on the drill press or is that for an electric carver ?

-- "Putty and paint make the carpenter I ain't"

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#3 posted 02-09-2012 01:09 PM

I love the deep ladle the best!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 02-10-2012 01:14 PM

I really like the back spoon in photo 3…. what kind of wood is that? One can definitely see the progression from early to latter. Nice work and thanks for showing the ‘evolution’.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#5 posted 02-10-2012 02:37 PM

@vince I use them in drill press and hold the blank in hand. This allows me to lean into cut and really make a dent in the wood..

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#6 posted 02-10-2012 02:39 PM

Spooner: the wood is cherry with heartwood and sapwood. These are my wife’s favorite too.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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