|Project by Dave Polaschek||posted 03-25-2017 11:00 PM||233 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
Two spoons from scraps from the large slab of spalted elm that’s going to be my new workbench and shop stool. The smaller one was a scrap I normally would have tossed, but I decided to try making a narrow spoon from it. It’s almost all heartwood. The larger spoon is almost all sapwood.
Both spoons were roughed out with a coping saw; shaped with a spokeshave; carved with a hook knife, slojd, and gouge; and then sanded. I made a final pass on the larger one with the spokeshave, since I wasn’t happy with the contour where the handle joined the bowl and wanted to adjust that.
Both were finished with food-safe linseed oil. They’ll probably get another coat or two before they go to the kitchen.
-- Dave - Minneapolis