Carved spoon with a Twist

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Project by DocT posted 1956 days ago 1506 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this black walnut limb….and had just seen a guy on DIY making spoons….

I used a hatchet and froe to split out the handle, ensuring long grain fibers from heel to toe. I initially shaped the bowl and handle with rotary burrs, but completed the spoon with carving tools and sandpaper. The finish is walnut oil because I had heard that it would build to a sheen. There may be a little more sheen here than if I had used mineral oil, but not much! The spoon measures approx. 14” long.


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#1 posted 1956 days ago

Very cool, nicely done!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#2 posted 1956 days ago

nice work and really good bowl size. looks useful.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 1956 days ago

Doc ~ That is nice grain in the bowl. Spoons are sort of addictive. I haven’t tried a spiral yet and you have done a good job with this one.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#4 posted 1956 days ago

Nicely done. An authentic “twisty” spoon. I like the size of the spoon part, it’ll hold or mix a lot.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 1956 days ago

Beautiful spoon, I think it is done just right.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 1955 days ago

That’s cool I like the twist

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 1955 days ago

Nice work…how long did it take?

-- Vince

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#8 posted 1955 days ago

Thanks for the comments guys!

Vince- I finished it in an easy weekend (and a few other nights rubbing oil, trying to build a sheen, while watching TV).


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#9 posted 153 days ago


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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