White Oak Wine Stirring Spoon

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Project by Kevin posted 07-22-2013 03:10 AM 1139 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my Dad, for his wine making. Made out of white oak like the old wine barrels. Its a little over 24 inches long and has a small end for stirring in the carboy and a larger end for stirring the must while still in the bucket. Wish I could say I used only hand tools, but I’m not that talented yet. Much respect to those who are.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#1 posted 07-22-2013 03:33 AM

Look perfect for the task! Nice work Kevin!

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

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#2 posted 07-22-2013 04:09 AM

Very thoughtful and useful gift. Good work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 07-22-2013 02:21 PM

looks great
gives me something to think about?

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#4 posted 07-22-2013 02:26 PM

Very well done. I like to see projects personally designed for a task. Now all his buddies are going to be saying, “Where did you get that spoon?”


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#5 posted 07-22-2013 04:03 PM

Thank you for the comments. He used it today on a batch of cherry wine he is making.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#6 posted 07-22-2013 04:42 PM

Nice spoon Kevin, dual purpose. Next up: back scratchers.
Do you get to partake in the cherry wine consumption? Hope so.

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#7 posted 07-22-2013 04:56 PM

Hey great idea with the back scratchers Tom, I’m gonna do that. Our family goes through a lot of wine at parties and especially around the holidays. I can’t wait to try the cherry. I have a few batches going right now also. A gallon of Mead, concord grape wine, and white grape cherry.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#8 posted 07-22-2013 11:00 PM

I haven’t done a carboy’s worth of wine in a few years. I did do up a half gallon of peach wine that is ready for bottling now. I’m hoping the apples around here turn out well enough to make a good 12 gallons or more of Jack though…. that’d give me reason to go make a spoon like you have here. Wine making is a fascinating hobby!

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#9 posted 07-23-2013 01:07 AM

Looks nice… might have to make one of my own… Did you finish the wood with anything?

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#10 posted 07-25-2013 01:21 PM

Cool stirring spoon, I’m sure it will do the job either which end. Well done!

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#11 posted 07-27-2013 01:59 AM

1st sorry it took so long to reply back, our computer died the other day. Von I can’t wait to make some hard cider, I planted 4 apple trees this year so hopefully in 4 or 5 yrs I’ll be getting enough of my own apples to press my own cider. MT, no finish, we were afraid that a finish could ruin the wine, I heard that ppl would wax the inside of the old oak wine barrels to keep them from leaking and that wasn’t a good thing to do, although with the barrels you wanted the wine in contact with the oak for flavor. So to make a long story short no finish to be safe. Just sanitizing and then stirring. Thanks fishinbo.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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