|Project by JoeinGa||posted 01-08-2013 11:29 PM||1504 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Someone gave me a few pieces of split cedar. He asked if I’d cut some slices out for his wife to put in a dresser drawer. I ended up with a few left over chunks and after seeing all the LJs making spoons lately, I decided to give it a try myself. This stuff is pretty soft and I thought it might be good for practice.
Above is one of the pieces I used and this is the 2nd chunk I had.
Now I dont have any carving knives and I dont have one of those electric shafts with cutting burrs on it. I wasnt sure how I was gonna make the bowl, but after I started slicing away with the bandsaw what I started “seeing” was not a spoon but I thought it looked more like a spatula.
After getting the basic rough shape cut out, I did all the rest with my Dewalt ROS. I started with 60grit, then 100, and finished it up with 220grit.
The pic’s in the gallery (above) is the first one, start to finish. I thought it came out “not too shabby” for my first time effort, So I figured I’d try again. Same scenerio, same rough shaping on the bandsaw, and shaping/sanding/finishing with the ROS. I didnt take pic’s during the making of the 2nd one, but here they both are. First pic is the topside, 2nd pic is the bottoms.
It’s kinda hard to see but in the top pic of both spatulas you can almost tell how I scooped out the blade on the smaller one a bit. The bigger one is pretty much dead flat top and bottom. Then I slathered them both up with butcher block treatment, and since this was a chunk of fresh-cut (like a month ago) it’s gonna be interesting to see if they dont just split and crack all over the place.
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