Campfire Spoon

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Project by Andy posted 1833 days ago 2464 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We went camping this last weekend and I decided to take along a couple of spoon blanks, just in case I had a little free time.
I made my very first spoon about 20 years ago using a Buck hunting knife, whittling away at a piece of Douglas Fir firewood, while sitting around the fire. I have often thought back on that, and how pleasing it was. It doesnt get much simpler than making an elegant, yet functional spoon using only a knife.
Its something you can do while visiting or just listening to nature.

So, I carved on this Cherry blank, as we sat around the fire or when we had our feet in the creek. When it looked good, I smoothed it out with sandpaper and rubbed it down with oil.

The next time you head to the great outdoors take along a sharp knife and see what you can do.
If it doesnt turn out…no worries, the fire needs to eat too.

The last photo shows our campsite and Teardrop trailer we are still working on.
This was at Rock Creek, just off the North Umpqua River, east of Roseburg, Oregon.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#1 posted 1833 days ago

Hey Andy
Cool spoon. It just goes to show you don’t always need big fancy tools to woodwork. Well done neighbor

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1833 days ago

Great Andy. Nice job on the spoon.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#3 posted 1832 days ago

Nice job. This is better than anything. Done with a jacknife.

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

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#4 posted 1832 days ago

Nice spoon – do you feel “relaxed” now :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 1832 days ago

Now all you need is a plate ,a cup, a kinife, a fork, and a deer ,or any requisite ready cooked tasty meat , a salt celler ,some pepper. wow mmmmmmmm and then I’ll come over to tea .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Kent Shepherd

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#6 posted 1832 days ago

Now that looks like fun. I wish I could get away. Thanks for making me jealous.
(Cool spoon by the way)

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#7 posted 1832 days ago

now that’s the life!
great spoon, as well

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 1831 days ago

Great idea. I’m going camping later this month and just might have to attempt some carving of my own.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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