|Project by KnotCurser||posted 06-06-2012 01:07 AM||1204 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
My favorite spoon in my kitchen is an old, horribly stained plastic piece that looks like it will crack into pieces at any time. I just love the way the spoon feels as well as the thin handle – I use it to stir the coffee in my French Press in the morning. It also is strong enough to stir a huge pot of soup.
Tonight I decided to duplicate the thing – in solid cherry.
I sort of fumbled along and traced the thing out and rough cut it on the band saw. Then I used my belt sander to get a pretty good shape. Next was the Dremel tool with a round-over bit in it to gouge out the hollow. Then I crafted a tiny sanding wheel that mounted in my drill press to smooth the inside.
With the exception of a couple of nicks here and there I think it finished pretty well. Not bad for 45 minutes of work! ;-)
As you can see in the pics, it’s around a foot long and pretty much duplicates my now “previous favorite” pretty well. Finish is a thin coat of food-grade mineral oil.
I think the next one I make will go a tad easier – I hope.
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