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I saw all the nice spoons that everyone was making and decided to try my hand at it. And I have discovered that spoon making just isn’t my cup of tea.
-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.
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#1 posted 10-04-2012 07:20 PM
First one never goes as well. Make a few more, it gets better. Looks fine on this one.
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#2 posted 10-04-2012 07:56 PM
As I always say…....If you don’t like doing it….Quit. I stand by your decision. Besides, you can by one at Walmart for 4 bucks.
-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI
#3 posted 10-04-2012 11:16 PM
Thanks for the words of encouragement monte but I just didn’t enjoy making this so I think I’ll just stick to doing the projects I like to do. Live and learn.
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#4 posted 10-04-2012 11:42 PM
pratt. What do you prefer and what intrigues you about them. I like spoons some and got good at it in my process of learning. They are easy? Just curious.
-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY
#5 posted 10-04-2012 11:55 PM
Hey Phil, I guess they could be easy but I don’t have any carving tools. I did the bowl on this spoon with a drill bit in my drill press and it was a lot of work. I enjoy doing cutting boards and have started other small projects.this is a new hobby for me.
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#6 posted 10-05-2012 01:20 PM
Look up a guy named Robin Wood, spoon fest , and sloyd. Spoon making is fun with green wood and all you need is a axe and a knife that you can make. I even saw a man smoothing spoons with broken glass at a fair once. But with that said its not for everybody . I never liked any spoon made before , 6-7 years later after picking it up and trying here and there I can do ok .
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#7 posted 10-05-2012 06:05 PM
Well prattman, at least now when you find your cup of tea you’ll have something to stir it with! ;-)
#8 posted 10-05-2012 11:56 PM
spoon bowls are easy Pratt, with a drill press and a 1” kutzall ball. Just hold spoon blank against drill press mounted burr. When I discovered this material remover, I bought 2 burrs. A Fine and course 1” 1/4 shaft. Spoons got very easy. Any Shape of spoon was possible. Made it fun.
Check out my site on other techniques on spoons and boards.
#9 posted 10-06-2012 02:36 AM
Ok with words of encouragement like this I may have to try at least one more, you guys are great.
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