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Project by ZLSBOARDWORKS posted 04-08-2012 05:23 AM 2338 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first spoon that I have attempted. It turned out to be really easy to make. I even made a little blog post on the steps I took to get there. CHECK IT OUT if you like @http://zlsboardworks.blogspot.com/. I like how the spoon came out overall and cant wait to use it. Let me know what you think and tell me if I could have made it any other way than I did. I put a beeswax/ mineral oil finish on it and its dimensions are approximate 2 3/4 at the head of the spoon and 14 inches long. After I had made the spoon I decided to make a tray for it so when I use it, I wont get my counter dirty. I made the tray out of maple, and used a round nose router bit to make the concave. The set came out great I think, I’m def going to add this project to the product list at zlsboardworks.

-- Zach @ http://www.zlsboardworks.com





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Douwe

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#1 posted 04-08-2012 07:43 AM

Great idea to make this tray for your spoon. I guess most work was to make it fit to your spoon. It’s a nice piece of work.
Since you ask for it:
You used electrical tools in mostly every step of the proces, if I understand you right. In a next project you might try to do it all by hand. You will feel that is a total different experience.
For quite some years I tell the children which I teach to make a spoon that when you spent hours and hours to make it (most of them need about ten lessons) you might invest in sculpting the handle to make your spoon different from any other spoon. You did this by making the fitting tray.
When you want to use your spoon for cooking you could use the oil you use for cooking to preserve your spoon. Mineral oil might give a strange taste to the food and might contain additions you don’t want to eat.

Don’t want to sound like a grumpy old teacher, sorry if I do. Please go on making spoons. You have creative ideas, made a great piece of work and I like to use your tray as an aditional task for my children.

-- Douwe

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 04-08-2012 10:22 AM

Nice job on this spoon and I really like the holder! That’s definitely gonna make customers take another look! Great idea.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 04-08-2012 02:32 PM

Mineral Oil has NO taste and is 100% safe to use on your wooden utensils , cutting boards , etc., and is meant to be ingested by humans. Cooking oils and vegetable oils become rancid and your spoon will smell nasty from them over time. Not a good way to keep customers !
Keep up the nice work : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Steve Esterby

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#4 posted 04-08-2012 03:42 PM

nice job. I really like the holder. If this is your first one, just think,they don’t get worse and they never stay the same…they only get better.

-- steve...e-mail-themantelshop@hotmail.com........remember,the best teacher is repetition.

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#5 posted 04-08-2012 09:35 PM

Good looking spoon

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Douwe

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#6 posted 04-09-2012 08:22 PM

Thanks, Dusty56, for correcting me. I realise that I have to be more carefull. Products in the USA and in Europe don’t have to be the same, even if they have simular names.

-- Douwe

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