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This is the process I use to turn a scoop from a wood blank on the lathe.
I start by defining the volume needed in the the scoop. The formula is Pi x R squared x depth
I planned on a 1/2 cup scoop and the volume of 4 oz is 7.218 cubic inches and I want the inside to be 2 5/8”
So the formula is 3.1416 x ( 1.312) squared x depth = 7.218. The depth figures out to be 1.33”
I start by drawing it out and then adding scrap wood in the areas for holding the part in the process. That will give me my overall blank size.
I chose this old Juniper log to cut it out of and start it on the band saw .
I layout the pattern on the block including the scrap areas and rough out the shape.
I put in the center holes for the turning axes and then take it to the lathe.
I start by turning the bottom to establish the outside finished diameter and add the spigot on for holding in a later step.
While turning it I discovered cracks near the base of the handle and wanted to repair them right away so I mixed up epoxy and sanding dust from the juniper to fill the cracked area. The moral of the story is don’t include the pith in a project like this if you can help it.
I turn that flush and then load it to turn the handle. The finished diameter has to be established before you turn the handle so you know where to stop the handle so it blends into the side of the scoop,
Then you use that spigot on the bottom to hold it to bore the inside. I drill it just short of the 1.33 depth and than remove all the material with a 3/8” bedan to get a square corner and flat bottom. Almost no sanding needed.
When the inside is done, I mount it on a jam chuck with white shelf liner material in between the parts and turn the bottom off and add some decorative grooves .
Now that the turning is done, the scrap has to be removed and the scoop needs to be sanded to shape.
A coat of salad bowl finish and it is ready to use.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!