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Project by Broglea posted 1411 days ago 1198 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m trying to knock out a few gifts for Christmas before the weather gets too cold to be out in the shop. The spoons are stocking stuffers made from scraps of walnut, cherry and maple. I still have a good many of these to go before the holiday. They are surprisingly fun to make.

The cutting board is a bit of an experiment made from walnut, cherry and maple finished with mineral oil.

Sorry about the picture quality.





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Pdub

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#1 posted 1411 days ago

I really like the cutting board. May have to add this design to the many that I haven’t made yet. Spoons are nice also. How do you hollow them out?

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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Broglea

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#2 posted 1411 days ago

Paul – To hollow out the spoons I first hog out the middle at the drill press then follow that with a dremel fitted with a carving bit. To smooth it out I go back to the drill press and use a 2 inch sanding disk (100 grit). I think a 1 inch disk would probably work a little better.

I’m sure there are other techniques to do this, but this seems to work for me. I can complete a spoon from start to finish in 1 hour.

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rivergirl

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#3 posted 1411 days ago

Never enough good wooden spoons! My sister and I were just laughing about how our dogs have eaten up all of our wooden spoons.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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SPalm

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#4 posted 1411 days ago

That’s a nice take on the hex pattern. I really like it. Subtle.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 1411 days ago

VERY COOL “SPATTERING OF SPOONS”? AND NICE CUTTING BOARD I LIKE ALL THE VARIATION IN COLORS.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Skylark53

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#6 posted 1411 days ago

Very pretty design on the cutting board. The spoons are fun? You do a good job with them. My efforts at spoon making were more than a little frustrating. What’s your technique?

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Broglea

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#7 posted 1411 days ago

Sky – First I trace the shape onto a piece of scrap wood then cut it out at the band saw. I clamp a belt sander upside down in my vise and round out the handle and the head of the spoon. To hollow out the spoons I first hog out the middle at the drill press then follow that with a dremel fitted with a carving bit. To smooth it out, I go back to the drill press and use a 2 inch sanding disk (100 grit). I think a 1 inch disk would probably work a little better.

There are a couple blogs on this sight that will take you through the process and include pictures.

My first attempts at these were a disaster, but with a little practice it gets easier with each one.

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