I roughed out another spoon today. I was trying a different handle shape to get a feel for it. Playing with some curves. Also, I’m looking for good ways get a better finish on the spoon bowl. I tried sanding some. I need to get better at making smooth cuts to reduce the work required to finish the spoons.
I am thinking of getting some curved knives. That or I need a wider/flatter bent neck gouge. I am thinking of a knife simlar to one of the curved ones from Pinewood Forge.
I’m trying to work out the process before I switch to some cherry that I resawed from firewood a couple of years back.
I made a run to Woodcraft today, but they did not have a gouge with a profile that I thought would work. I did get a small carvers drawknife to play with. Hoping it will help speed up shaping of handles. I tried it out and it is definately going to take a little getting used to. I found it easy to take too deep a cut.
I’ve started working out the details of making a shave pony in my head. Tomorrow I will probably put the pencil to paper and draw out some plans. It should be pretty easy to build.
Also, I saw this pattern maker’s vice. I think this would be a useful item to have around. Might end up in the mail to me in a weak moment…. lol
Finally, I have a friend who would like a wooden pestle to smash garlic. Any suggestions for a hard wood that would be a good food safe choice for this. I was thinking of cherry as one possibility. I saw some Osage orange at Woodcraft that I liked, but I was not sure it is food safe. Suggestions would be appreciated.
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