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Project by Kindlingmaker posted 2019 days ago 1697 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You know, when you have only a couple of hours before you have to do something and you have this urge to be doing some woodworking but you don’t have the time or the wood to do what you want… I took a piece of fall off resawn redwood and just made a spoon. I didn’t need a spoon but I did need to work the wood so with a very small amount of time and no cost of materials I got to work the wood by making something I had never made before, a spoon. I have no idea what to do with this spoon but working the wood was fun and needed. Perhaps I will try and make something like a perfect board the next time or a stick. ; ) No matter what the project there is a connection with the wood.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings





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bamasawduster

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#1 posted 2019 days ago

Common, guy, admit it. You been smokin’ again. The spoon’s beautiful, but the write up gives it away. :-)

I been wanting to make some spoons one of these days. Hope mine turn out as good.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 2018 days ago

awesome spoon.
and how DID you make it?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Kindlingmaker

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#3 posted 2018 days ago

MsDebbieP, The wood started out about 20 years ago as a patio deck that I was hired to take down and haul away. Under the many coats of paint was old growth redwood so the wood ended up piled near the shop instead of the local dump. The paint was so thick that it had to sawed off with the bandsaw. (basicly veneering) least I regress… A piece of paper was folded in half and cut to make the pattern for the spoon part and traced onto the wood. Then long straight lines were drawn to form the handle. The bandsaw was used to cut out the rough shape. A small $2 HF wood gouge was used to scoop out the bowl of the spoon then to the belt sander for final shaping. Oh course, as always, came the hand sanding. The hole in the handle was made with a 1/4” forester bit then a varathane wipe on finish to seal the wood. (As with most spur of the moment projects there is lots of room for improvement but making it was fun, the enjoyment of working with wood.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2018 days ago

thank you for the “how to”.
And room for improvement? Well I don’t have it in my hands but from here it looks like it is perfect just the way it is!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Big_Bob

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#5 posted 2018 days ago

Now you need to make a knife and a fork. Back in the day you used to see things like this hanging on kitchen walls. Anyway, have fun that’s why you took up woodworking.

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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bamasawduster

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#6 posted 2018 days ago

I take back my accusation. That explanation was plumb coherent. :-)

I agree with MsDebbieP that it looks awesome as is.

I just may have to try to make one. Don’t have any redwood, but do have some really dry popular that I rescued from the firework pile a couple of years ago. I have had it under a tarp drying and have carved a couple of bowls from it. See: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/14123 First one is of the popular. Think that would work for spoons.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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Kindlingmaker

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#7 posted 2018 days ago

I used redwood just because I had it. I think if I were going to make a another spoon project I would use a much harder wood. The redwood was easy to work and was very easy to aquire in that I picked it up off the floor of the shop… My wife likes it a lot since she has already whacked me with it! ; )

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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jerryw

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#8 posted 2018 days ago

great looking spoon. cherry and maple make great spoons. you could probably sell a bunch of them.

-- jerryw-wva.

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sharad

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#9 posted 1948 days ago

A very cute spoon. Thanks for giving details of how it was made.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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