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Project by buckeyedudes posted 1570 days ago 924 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s some spoons and stirrers made from cherry, walnut, and ash. Also enhanced the small spreaders with some wood burning designs. The interior trim and floor was made from my own cherry trees. The small box is cherry and walnut, also from my logs. The house trim consumes most of my ‘spare’ time, but I love to tinker in the shop. Thanks for everyone’s expertise and great discussions.

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!





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Joanne

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#1 posted 1570 days ago

Nice work! I am lucky to have lumber cut from our own trees also. I like the utensils also.

-- Joanne, New York, www.creationhollow.com

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Mean_Dean

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#2 posted 1570 days ago

Very nice utensils! Would you mind sharing how you made them?

-- Dean

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buckeyedudes

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#3 posted 1570 days ago

Thanks Dean. I first made a pattern on paper that I liked, then traced it on 1/8” plywood to use as a permanent template. The great part is that I am using up the loads and loads of scrapwood that I have as the result of my flooring, casing, and trim project shown above. I lay the template on the appropriate wood scrap, trace it, then cut it out on the bandsaw. Then I get real cozy with the belt and disc sander and take the items to about 98% finished. I then do some hand sanding, finishing at 400 grit. Add 2-3 nice coats of mineral oil (find it at Walgreens for $3), add a wood burning between 2nd and 3rd coat, and they are done.
The big spoons are made from 1/2” thick cherry and walnut, and the small stirrers are from 3/8” stock. The smallest spreaders are 1/8” stock. Women REALLY love their wooden kitchen spoons!!!! Good luck!

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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sharad

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#4 posted 1568 days ago

Jeff very nice wooden spoons and spreaders. I liked the simple construction of the box. I appreciate your finding time for doing these useful articles from scrap. The wood burning is also appealing.
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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