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Spalted elm spoons

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Project by Dave Polaschek posted 03-25-2017 11:00 PM 233 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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





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Jeremymcon

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#1 posted 03-26-2017 01:04 PM

I like the little narrow spoon. It’d be good for reaching into a jar of honey for tea or something.

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 03-26-2017 01:40 PM

I’ve seen narrow spoons like that before. Doesn’t seem like it would be especially useful for eating, but reaching into a jar sounds like a use. Or using up a small scrap. ;)

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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