|Project by skone||posted 02-22-2012 01:51 PM||3390 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
I’m just starting out on the lathe. As I am learning to turn bowls it only seems right, in my mind at least, to learn to carve the spoons that would go with them. I ordered a little sloyd knife for shaping and as for carving out the bowl portion of the spoon—- I made this. There are products out there for purchase (scorps, spoon gouges, etc.), I just can’t drop the money on them. There’s a lot of info out there on how to make your own traditional crooked knife, so i went ahead and did it.
The blade is made from steel I had laying around from another project. The wood is aromatic cedar driftwood I found here on Lake Champlain. It obviously had not been “drifting” for long and still has an incredibly strong scent. I cut the blade to shape with my grinder, put an edge on it, heated it up, bent it to shape, put the holes in it on the drill press, heated it up again cherry red, dunked it and then worked on the edge again with my sharpening stones and sand paper.
I cut the rough shape for the handle from an angled piece of the cedar using my japanese pull saw. I then shaped with my pocket knife (sloyd knife hasn’t come in the mail yet) and some sand paper.
Haven’t used it yet but am looking forward to it.
-- "Take extra care not to lose what you feel" (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood)