Cherry Spoon and Spatula Set

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Project by KnotCurser posted 01-01-2014 04:43 PM 1134 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Woke up this morning and had a couple of quiet hours all to myself – time to make some sawdust!

I’ve been wanting to add a wooden spatula to my set of cooking utensils for a while now, so I searched around in my scrap bin and found a REALLY old piece of cherry reclaimed from an old desk.

There was enough wood for me to make both the spatula and the spoon shown here.

Both are around 13 inches long and started out around 3/4” thick – after sanding and shaping they vary from 1/2 to 5/8 I would guess. The spatula’s face is around 3” wide.

The spoon was the hardest, with the shaping of the bowl taking by far the most time, but from rough slab to oil finish it took me around two hours for both pieces. Not too shabby!

This was a perfect way to spend the first day of 2014, and now I have two more items to cook with – bonus!



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 01-01-2014 04:47 PM

Neat. I have always wanted to try making those.
Good job Bob.

Happy New Year,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 01-01-2014 04:48 PM

great utensils and a wonderful beginning to the New Year!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#3 posted 01-01-2014 04:50 PM

Those look like a great pair. Nice work. I’ve only made a couple of spoons but I really enjoyed it.

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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#4 posted 01-01-2014 05:57 PM

Nice, I like the rustic twisty handles.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 01-01-2014 06:03 PM

Very quick work, I’ve never tried making a spoon before, must have a go

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 01-01-2014 07:14 PM

Very nice Bob. I made a spoon from Oak many years ago but it split. I need to try that again.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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

Good job sir

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

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#8 posted 01-02-2014 02:25 AM

Awesome job!

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#9 posted 01-02-2014 04:24 AM

very nice!

-- Mcgyver

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#10 posted 01-02-2014 06:30 PM

Good job and what a way to remind yourself what you can do everytime you cook.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#11 posted 01-03-2014 04:15 PM

Beauty and utility brought together. Nice work.

-- Rod - Oregon

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