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Project by Nick Ferry posted 03-02-2015 07:15 PM 5894 views 22 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As part of an online challenge #utensil2015 we were tasked to make some sort of kitchen utensil. I have been wanting to make a router jig capable of dishing out wood spoons for a couple years and it was perfect timing for me to make my contraption. I came up with a dual axis pendulum jig for the router to cut out concave portion of a spoon. I have a full article on my site for anyone who has interest https://nickferry.com/?p=925 I have some plans for the future to allow this jig to make a lot more than just spoons. Thanks for checking it out!





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Knightrider

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#1 posted 03-02-2015 07:34 PM

Nice job Nick. Impressive engineering!

-- Chris Knight - West Michigan - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gift-of-Memories/161419607227992?ref=hl

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Nick Ferry

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#2 posted 03-02-2015 07:35 PM



Nice job Nick. Impressive engineering!

- Knightrider

Thank you – this one was more fun than I had imagined

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T8RB

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#3 posted 03-02-2015 08:02 PM

Nice work! I’ve recently found your YouTube channel and am really liking your videos and projects. You guys that do the woodworking videos are really help me learn this hobby/craft much faster than I expected and I’m glad to see so much good content out there for beginners like me.

-- "Man is a tool wielding animal."

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Nick Ferry

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#4 posted 03-02-2015 08:11 PM



Nice work! I ve recently found your YouTube channel and am really liking your videos and projects. You guys that do the woodworking videos are really help me learn this hobby/craft much faster than I expected and I m glad to see so much good content out there for beginners like me.

- T8RB

Thanks! That is really cool to hear – I have had woodworking in my life for over 20 years and I still can’t get enough – The woodworking community is so great!

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Patrick's work shop

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#5 posted 03-02-2015 09:31 PM

very cool jig Nick its cool to see you build such a great shop jig and the spoon is nice to so when you batch out some i’ll take one thanks

-- Patrick's work shop

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Nick Ferry

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#6 posted 03-02-2015 09:35 PM



very cool jig Nick its cool to see you build such a great shop jig and the spoon is nice to so when you batch out some i ll take one thanks

- Patrick s work shop


thanks patrick – I might just do that

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robscastle

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#7 posted 03-02-2015 09:51 PM

Hello Nick,

You have done a great Job on the Spoon making Jig.
As I have been around for a few years it some times has its advantages,

A bit of History.
The jig you have made is very similar to the ones I have seen used to make Clam Shell furniture.

Clam shell furniture is a cupboard with a display section usually at the top with the back being what looks like half of a clam shell.

The jig used to make these is of similar design to yours upscaled to produce the same spoon shape with the added feature of the ribs of a clam shell I shall see if I can find a photo for you.

-- Regards Robert

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Nick Ferry

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#8 posted 03-02-2015 09:56 PM



Hello Nick,

You have done a great Job on the Spoon making Jig.
As I have been around for a few years it some times has its advantages,

A bit of History.
The jig you have made is very similar to the ones I have seen used to make Clam Shell furniture.

Clam shell furniture is a cupboard with a display section usually at the top with the back being what looks like half of a clam shell.

The jig used to make these is of similar design to yours upscaled to produce the same spoon shape with the added feature of the ribs of a clam shell I shall see if I can find a photo for you.

- robscastle


Thank you – that’s neat to know – I have never seen anything like this before – it would be cool to see an upscaled version

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JAAune

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#9 posted 03-03-2015 02:52 AM

Who needs to make projects when you can build jigs? Sometimes I think woodworking is merely a justification for jig-making.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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Nick Ferry

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#10 posted 03-03-2015 02:54 AM



Who needs to make projects when you can build jigs? Sometimes I think woodworking is merely a justification for jig-making.

- JAAune


either that or never making projects other than shop projects – I know I am guilty of that one too

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Jack Houweling

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#11 posted 03-03-2015 03:29 AM

Hi Nick, very nice to see your jig. I like that phrase “dual axis pendulum jig”

-- Jack, Delta B.C. http://www.jax-design.net

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Nick Ferry

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#12 posted 03-03-2015 03:46 AM



Hi Nick, very nice to see your jig. I like that phrase “dual axis pendulum jig”

- Jaxdesign


haha Jack, doesn’t it just roll of the tongue? lol

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robscastle

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#13 posted 03-03-2015 10:45 AM

Back again,

Well Nick, It must have been quite a while ago 20Y + and after doing some searches I cannot find the information.
In fact I cannot even find a clam shell back display case, oh well looks like this style of woodworking has been absorbed into the past.

-- Regards Robert

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majuvla

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#14 posted 03-03-2015 05:06 PM

I saw lot of different jigs her on LJ, but this one came as a quite inventive surprise.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Nick Ferry

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#15 posted 03-03-2015 05:48 PM



Back again,

Well Nick, It must have been quite a while ago 20Y + and after doing some searches I cannot find the information.
In fact I cannot even find a clam shell back display case, oh well looks like this style of woodworking has been absorbed into the past.

- robscastle


no biggy, but thanks for looking, I appreciate it!

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