|Project by Boxguy||posted 08-11-2014 04:50 AM||2093 views||3 times favorited||19 comments|
Pictured are some spoons I made this weekend. They are made of Black Cherry, White Oak, and Bartlet Pear. Mostly I make boxes, but this was a pleasant diversion from that.
The blank is turned on a lathe with a round handle and a sort of dumbell shape that becomes the bowl. The top and bottom of what will be the bowl are cut away on the band saw and then the bowl is carved with a chisel and the back is pared away with a draw knife, spoke shave, and surform tool. These were made from wood in my scrap bin. Hence the spoony bin term.
Having a shave horse to hold the spoon makes this job much easier.
I could use suggestions about what other shapes of spoons I might carve.
-- Big Al in IN