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Walnut Spoon - My first carving attempt

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Project by CanadaJeff posted 1848 days ago 1677 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked up some carving tools the other day and started working on a spoon. This was the product of that attempt. The spoon shape was based on a tracing of a wooden spoon already in my kitchen and its made of Walnut. I finished it off with some mineral oil so it is useable in the kitchen.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1848 days ago

Hey Jeff cool spoon well done

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 1848 days ago

Hello Jeff
Spoons are really fun to make, many of my relatives have gotten wooden spoons for Christmas over the years.
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You really did a nice job on yours. Excellent surface texture. Nicely sanded and shaped. Crisp work. Well probably last a couple life times.

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What tools did you use ?

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huff

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#3 posted 1848 days ago

Jeff, I have the same question, what carving tools did you use? Really nice lines, clean and precise. I love the Walnut.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 1848 days ago

Looks like a spoon to me! My attempt would probably come out square.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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CanadaJeff

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#5 posted 1848 days ago

I pretty much used four tools in this piece. A jigsaw to rough cut the spoon shape, my router planer jig to reduce the thickness of the stock. After that was done it was nothing but a U gouge to hollow out the bowl of the spoon and a knife to round the handle and edges of the spoons bowl.

Sanded down to 220 with a focus on making sure the edges blend. I got lucky with how the grain worked out. I really like the lines on the back of the spoon.

Honestly, there wasn’t any detailed carving, this project was to give me some a feel on how to work with carving tools. I’m now looking at making some more detailed carving.

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Andy

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#6 posted 1848 days ago

Your first attempt sure came out nice.Very well done!

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#7 posted 1848 days ago

Very nice job and a good way to get used to carving with the grain.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mtkate

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#8 posted 1848 days ago

I have done a few spoons, in basswood (easier to carve), so I can really appreciate how well you have done this spoon. It looks perfect!

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