Walnut Spoon

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Project by FrankLad posted 06-29-2014 09:40 PM 1308 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This weekend I decided to try my hand at making a spoon. The bentwood rings have kept me busy to the point where I haven’t had much time to do much other woodworking, so this was actually therapeutic.

It was carved from a piece of walnut I had laying around, and it is finished with Mike Mahoney’s penetrating Walnut oil.

I hope to make a handful more of these!

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings -

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#1 posted 06-29-2014 10:55 PM

very smooth

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#2 posted 06-30-2014 03:36 AM

i like it! simple, but very beautiful!

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#3 posted 06-30-2014 03:56 AM

Very smooth and harmonious, and delicate. Never made a wooden spoon before, good for everyday eating?

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#4 posted 06-30-2014 04:19 AM

I bet that spoon would work on all kinds of nuts, not just walnuts. Kidding aside, nice job.

-- Dave, from ND "The mind is an infinitely long workbench, and its cluttered with half-finished thoughts and ideas, sometimes we need to clear off the workbench and start again from step one."

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#5 posted 06-30-2014 05:15 AM

Nice and simple!

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#6 posted 06-30-2014 01:57 PM

i want to eat with that

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#7 posted 06-30-2014 02:27 PM

Very nice Frank. I feel good just looking at that spoon. Well done.

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#8 posted 06-30-2014 03:24 PM

Thanks for the kind feedback, guys!

siavosh: It’s finished with Walnut oil, which is safe for salad bowls and utensils / food contact, so it can be used for eating. Before applying the oil, I pre-raise the grain with water and sand down a couple of times. With care (regular handwashing; no dishwasher cleaning) I imagine it should last a long time. I’m not sure that I’ll use it for everyday eating, but I’m anxious to give it a try. Ha!

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings -

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#9 posted 06-30-2014 04:36 PM

GREAT—Beautiful work and wood!

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#10 posted 07-01-2014 01:10 AM

Thank you, sir!

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#11 posted 07-01-2014 03:58 PM

Very nice spoon. Walnut works well for spoons, I think. I have carved a couple myself, and was pleased with how the wood worked. Great job.

-- Dave K.

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#12 posted 07-09-2014 12:44 AM

Thank you, Dave! I’ve just carved another from Walnut. I think it’s a really nice compromise between workability (not too difficult to carve) and strength.

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings -

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