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Project by Gary posted 01-01-2010 11:55 PM 1386 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While on vacation in Mill Valley visiting out daughter, we visited a nearby Farmer’s Market which had several woodworkers displaying their wares.
One furniture maker had some nice wooden spoons and I bought one for my wife.
I knew it’d be a month of Sundays before I’d even think about making something like that.

With a few days off from work here and there and several concurrent projects going, I thought I’d try my
hand at a beginning toward kitchenware. I’ve got way too much large enough scraps to practice on.

So, these are my first attempt to make a salad serving fork and spatula.
They’re black cherry roughly 13” long and 3” wide.

My compliments to those who make these regularly; they’re more work than appears.
These were roughed out on the bandsaw, then shaped with rasps, scrapers and some sanding.
The finish is a simple wipe-on oil.

The photos don’t show the nice grain on these—which is their redeeming value.

-- Gary, Florida

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#1 posted 01-02-2010 03:41 AM

I’ve been trying a few utensils myself. It’s a great way to use up offcuts from other projects. How did you attach the two halves?

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#2 posted 01-02-2010 10:57 PM

They’re not attached; those are two separate items.

-- Gary, Florida

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#3 posted 01-03-2010 09:12 PM

Gary: Those look great. My wife uses a lot of wooden spoons that she buys somewhere. It looks like a great gift idea.

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

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#4 posted 01-07-2010 07:29 PM

those look great gary, nice work!

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