Why can't the spatula be fun to make too?

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Project by Kaleb the Swede posted 01-11-2015 01:52 AM 1555 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a pile of fun making these. I took scrap pieces of cherry, white oak, black walnut, and mahogany to make these. I am having to make things quietly because of having a ten month old at home, and only getting shop time when he is asleep.

These were done using my set of french curves. I roughed them out on the scroll saw, then shaped them more with my carving knife, then hand sanded. The finish was Tried and True Danish oil. Easy, but a lot of fun. I made thse with the intention of using at the house, but have already had people I know ask if they could buy some! Surprising to me

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#1 posted 01-11-2015 09:57 AM

These look like a lot of fun to make, Kaleb! Did you make patterns/templates with the french curves, or just mark the wood? A great way to use up cut offs. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 01-11-2015 12:11 PM

Hi Candy. No I just traced things onto the wood and worked it from there. I just wanted to shape the wood, which was the fun part

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#3 posted 01-11-2015 02:34 PM

They do look like fun. You answered your own question

-- jstegall

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#4 posted 01-11-2015 06:28 PM

Great idea! They look very comfortable to hold and use. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 01-12-2015 12:07 AM

Nice work. Looks like they are fun ;=)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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