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Project by luv2learn posted 529 days ago 733 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For those of you who have been following my woodworking adventures you know that I have been making wooden bowels (photo 6) using a Ringmaster. Well, wooden bowls call for wooden utensils so I wanted to try my hand at making a few. This was a first for me so I kind of winged it.

Then, for the first time since my high school wood shop class ( 1958-59) I turned my first project using my newly restored 1947 Craftsman lathe. This is what some call a French Rolling Pin. It is 20” long, 1 1/2” dia. tapered to 1 1/8” on the ends. It is supposed to make better cookie dough and pie crust. We will see :).

The rolling pin and spoons are made from birch. The spoons are unfinished but I plan on giving them a coat or two of walnut oil. While the rolling pin was still on the lathe I rubbed it with paraffin wax then while spinning, heated the wax with my heat gun and removed the excess with a cotton rag.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green





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woodshaver

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#1 posted 529 days ago

WOW! Lee!
You are one busy man. learning how to use the Ringmaster the lathe and making. Banana stan, Wooden bowels, wooden utensils, Intarsia and on and on. Are you sure you didn’t lie about your age? LOL! I can’t keep up with you! Everyting looks great by the way!
How did you make the utensils?

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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oakwood

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#2 posted 529 days ago

Very nice work indeed. Always look forward to your posts. All the best

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Michael Wilson

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#3 posted 529 days ago

Hey nicely done!

I never thought much of spoons until I tried to make one.

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 529 days ago

Tony, thanks for the kind words. Naw, I didn’t lie about my age. I have an appointment with my Lazboy every day around 3:00 pm :) My shop time is usually from 9:00 a.m. to nap :). I made these spoons from a 3” wide, 2” deep by 16” long piece of birch. I drew a spoon profile of the side of the block and then turned the block 90 degrees and drew a top view. I hollowed out the bowl of the spoon next. Then I cut the profile on the band saw. Once cut, I taped it back to the block, turned the block 90 degrees and cut the top profile. From there it was a matter of sanding, a lot of sanding. Actually both spoons came from the same block.

Thanks oakwood, I am like a kid in a candy store, I got to try just about everything once :).

To madwilliamflint, my sentiments exactly :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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woodshaver

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#5 posted 529 days ago

Thanks Lee! Soon I must give spoon making a try. That’s one of the many thing’s I have never made!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Mauricio

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#6 posted 527 days ago

Nice spoons! They are making me crave a salad!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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