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Project by jiggles posted 08-06-2015 02:20 PM 861 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Never made spoons before or a scoop for that matter. So please be kind with any comments

Don’t know what happened to the rest of explanation it vanished like some evil sorcerer put a spell on the story! What you don’t believe me!

Well here goes…The curved handled spoon was my first. It was made from a scrap piece of vertical grained Douglas Fir I had left over from building a door which is installed between the kitchen renovation and the garage. The spoon was rough cut with the bandsaw and I used a round burr to hog out the spoon bowl. I used a spokeshave, rasp, oscillating sander and regular sand paper to finish shaping it. Finished it up with 3 coats of virgin olive oil.

The other 3 spoons were made from 2×2x9” cherrywood as was the scoop.. They were turned on my mini lathe and the bowls were rough shaped with the bandsaw. The bowls (spoon bowls) were again hogged out with the round burr and hand sanded to smooth it all round. I used Tung Oil to bring out the cherry and will finish in olive oil.

The scoop was similarly made on the lathe. Then I bored out a hole in the center with my Forstner bit (I used an 1 1/4” bit). Then shaped the scoop on the bandsaw. Sanded and Tung Oil for the finish. I had to make a couple of “V” grooved jigs to hold the piece while I bored the hole with my bench top drill press.

The thing on the far right was to be a coffee grounds scoop, now it holds a Harbor Freight giveaway LED flashlight. What, doesn’t everyone have one of those?

-- Jiggles, Huntsville (Prison City), Texas





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#1 posted 08-06-2015 02:53 PM

Nice work! Is that a carbide round burr? Never thought of using that but I might have to try it. What size is it?

-- Dennis, WV

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#2 posted 08-06-2015 03:28 PM

pretty cool !!

-- Stevo

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#3 posted 08-06-2015 03:46 PM

It is a carbide tip burr. It is actually 1 1/8” diameter. It does make quick work of gouging out the bowl. I will caution you that it wants to travel so hold on to it. Also, after making the initial gouge you will need to lessen the pressure so the burr does not make such aggressive gouges, this will lessen your need for sanding out the scratches so much. If you have a bowl sander that will make quicker work of sanding too. I used my thumb and sandpaper until it hurt then I took my hook and loop sanding disc over the burr, then back to thumb and sandpaper.

-- Jiggles, Huntsville (Prison City), Texas

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#4 posted 08-06-2015 03:49 PM

Steve just had cataract surgery on left eye Monday. Seeing 20/20 in that eye. Scheduled for right eye 2 Monday’s from now.

-- Jiggles, Huntsville (Prison City), Texas

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#5 posted 08-07-2015 12:05 PM

The spoon design came from the need of elderly to be able to comfortably hold the spoons while stirring a big pot of beans, spaghetti, stew, chili, etc. I was making these as gifts for my father-in-law’s high school chums who are all in their 80’s. The curved handle spoon was for my wife who is a spring chicken in her early 60’s.

-- Jiggles, Huntsville (Prison City), Texas

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#6 posted 08-07-2015 01:09 PM

This is a wonderful collection of spoons, etc. You’ve done a beautiful job on them.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 08-07-2015 01:35 PM

I really like the idea of using the large burr – where did you get it? My spoons are not as professional looking as yours.

-- Robert

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#8 posted 08-07-2015 08:05 PM

Robert, the burr is a Woodcraft for $22.99 #18N1H
It is named: Kutzall Silver Coarse Grit Carving Burr, 1/4” shank Style H
Hope that helps

-- Jiggles, Huntsville (Prison City), Texas

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#9 posted 08-08-2015 11:59 AM

Thanks Jiggles I will order one today!

-- Robert

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