|Project by Gary||posted 01-01-2010 11:55 PM||1243 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
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