|Project by RadioActiveRich||posted 01-23-2015 07:54 AM||1071 views||4 times favorited||4 comments|
Somebody here on this site said the smartest thing I’ve ever heard about woodworking. It was something like “It’s not skill having; It’s skill building.” That expression inspired me to do a whole bunch of projects that aren’t glamorous or fancy, but that help me with skills I don’t have. This project is one of them.
I took a bamboo set of kitchen utensils and traced them onto white pine which I then cut on the scroll saw before sanding into shape. The spoon also required using a chisel to hollow out. (New skill acquired)
The container to hold the utensils is something I’ve done before for other projects. Eight pieces of various types of wood ripped with a 21.5 degree bevel on each side. Then glued to form the cylinder. Drill press used with hole saws cut the top and bottom which are glued on before sanding. Easy peezy.
All finished with MinWax Natural 209 and then lacquered to make them food safe.
This project is one I worked on while the glue was drying on other stuff, but I have to say it really helped me in other ways. PLUS… I have a gift to give my Mom just because. It’s a win/win.