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Every Old Wooden Bucket Needs a Ladle

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Project by Clung posted 1186 days ago 1179 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I was milling my wood in anticipation of beginning stefang’s great Wooden Bucket project blog I discovered a lot of my birch is spalted. So splitting one of the smaller diameter pieces gave me a great size for another spoon. ‘Cuz an ancient wooden bucket should have a ladle.

-- Clarence





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 1186 days ago

beautyfull wood you have used :-)
nice knife´s and drill :-9

thank´s for sharing
Dennis

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NaFianna

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#2 posted 1186 days ago

Very nice. I like the shape.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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mafe

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#3 posted 1186 days ago

Curvy lady. Love it.
And yes it will be wonderful for the bucket, look forward to spend time also on Stefangs bucket blog.
Does the had drill have a hollow handle? I have one that looks so much the same.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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WWilson

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#4 posted 1185 days ago

Beautiful spoon. When you make these do you just follow your instincts or do you have some set dimensions you try to abide by? I am curious because I have been having a calling to try my hand at making some spoons and such and wonder what the best approach would be.

Lastly, what is that curved knife called and do I need one to make a spoon? Thanks for your input!

-Will

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Clung

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#5 posted 1185 days ago

thanks for the kind comments.

mafe – the drill does have a hollow handle, although someone in its previous life glued it on. I will someday try to remove the end and in the mean time I keep envisioning all the fantastic little treasures that are hidden inside.

WWilson, I usually carve my spoons simply by sketching a basic shape onto the blank and then simply going by what seems right. Sometimes I like the end result, sometimes not so much. I use wood off my woodpile, so even one that doesn’t work out isn’t a big deal. The curved knife is a hook knife from Lee Valley and I really like using it but isn’t really necessary for spoons – a simple gouge will work unless you start making deeper bowls and ladles. I think it wouldn’t be difficult to make a hook knife, as any curved bladed knife will work. The oak handled carving knife I made patterned after a Flexcut knife and it works well even though I got mixed up and sharpened the wrong edge when I was attempting to make a chip knife – see a good one here.

-- Clarence

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