Spoons and Pulls, Oak Wine Barrell Staves

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Spoons and Oven Rack Pulls, from Oak Wine barrel staves. Seems they are getting popular with friends and family.

-- Pete in NC

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#1 posted 10-09-2012 11:07 PM

Good use of reclaimed materiel.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 10-10-2012 02:01 AM

Nice job on these, keep up with the spoon work it’s a sure wonderful addiction….lol!

Thanks for sharing, all the best


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#3 posted 10-10-2012 03:40 PM

good going!

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#4 posted 10-10-2012 06:16 PM

Thank you all for nice comments, I am enjoying the spoon and pull making with the old oak, however, is is a bear to scoop/carve this old hard oak . It’s enjoyable also, as you cut, carve and sand, you can smell the aroma of the Bourbon still in the wood, as the winerys used to buy the Bourbon barrels, as they could only be used once for Bourbon.

-- Pete in NC

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#5 posted 12-12-2012 09:09 AM

These are great. I know what you mean about the working with this timber. I thought I was the only one mad enough to try! It is one of the hardest timbers I have worked for sure. How do you carve the spoon? Is it by hand or machine?
Thanks again for the post

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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#6 posted 12-12-2012 01:27 PM

Garry, Thanks, it all started when the grandaughter needed a big spoon for cooking while camping…so I took a full stave and fashioned her one 34 1/2 inches long. Had an old wine/bourbon barell, which I made a table from, its posted here, and saved the staves left….well the spoons and pulls became so popular with family and friends, my supply of wide staves is about exhausted. The only power tool I use, is a jig/sabre saw to cut the rough outline out, then the shaping of the handle and such is with a spokeshave and stanley surform tools. The spoon end, is carved with stout wood chisels, and my mallet is a piece of stave cut to about 1/3 length, its works well.
You are correct, the dang wood is like steel. Am currently finishing a full size stirring sppon for a buddy who has a tavern, and does low country boils. Now I need figure what to make from the remaining narrow staves.

-- Pete in NC

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