A Couple of Spoons

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Project by Brett posted 01-01-2014 03:39 AM 977 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just playing around with making some spoons!

The lighter spoon is made from a limb of English walnut and the darker spoon is made from a limb of Black walnut.

I rough cut the shape on the bandsaw and used a crook knife to clear the bowls. The lighter one I used files and sandpaper to shape it and the darker one I used a knife.

I wasn’t really trying to do anything with these other than having fun. I know that they aren’t very exciting but I really did have fun making these! I applied mineral oil for a finish. Now we have a couple more spoons to use in the kitchen.

Thanks for looking!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#1 posted 01-01-2014 08:21 AM

nice spoons, I like them!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#2 posted 01-01-2014 01:34 PM

great looking spoons

-- Joe, Ga

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#3 posted 01-01-2014 03:07 PM

Great spoons and I am sure you learned from doing them as well.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 01-01-2014 03:52 PM

Very artistic and free form. I especially like the one made from English walnut. Thanks for posting.

-- Candy is dandy and rum sure is fun, but wood working is the best high for me!

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#5 posted 01-01-2014 04:23 PM

I like these. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 01-01-2014 04:24 PM

Lookin good. I’ll take 2-scoops. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 01-02-2014 03:49 AM

nice job

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 01-02-2014 07:45 AM

A couple of spoons is something I’ve had on my “to make” list for a long while.
I’ll bet there is more work to them than they look.
That top one of yours has a unique look to it that I like but does it feel right in your hand…..................

-- mike...............

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#9 posted 01-02-2014 08:02 AM

looks like a spoon for a lefty

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#10 posted 01-02-2014 01:49 PM

Great looking spoons.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#11 posted 01-02-2014 03:55 PM

Ha ha ha! It is a spoon for a lefty but not by original design. I was just going for something other than straight so I cut a curve. It wasn’t until it had been cut and I could hold it in my hand, my right hand, that I realized that the spoon would have “felt” more natural if it had curved the other way. SO, I determined that it would be a good left handed spoon and not so much for the right hand.
You guys are pretty sharp to have realized that by just looking at some images of the spoons!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#12 posted 01-14-2014 03:01 AM

Nice spoons Brett. Great work!

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

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