Trio of spoons

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Project by sgmdwk posted 02-06-2014 09:09 PM 800 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been carving spoons from some chunks of birch I got from my son. In the past I roughed out the profile with a draw knife – creating a great pile of shavings and one spoon. With the 14” band saw I recently purchased, I was able to rough out my first spoon shape with pleasing curves. The waste piece from the top looked too large to waste, so I carved a second, slightly flatter spoon from it. Finally, the waste piece from under the first handle’s curve provided the basis for a small spoon. Anyway, I like this trio of spoons, and appreciate getting more from the wood at hand.

-- Dave K.

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#1 posted 02-06-2014 09:27 PM

Nice job Dave. I’ve always liked carved spoons.


-- Terry

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#2 posted 02-06-2014 10:25 PM

Very nice set of spoons. They should be kept together as they all came from the same piece.

Thanks for sharing!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#3 posted 02-06-2014 11:09 PM

Very nice work I just visited a crafts center in Berea KY and your work rates right with all their great projects. Their spoons were selling for $25.00 each, a lot for a spoon but a bargain for a work of art.

-- When you are wrong admit it, when you are right forget it.

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#4 posted 02-07-2014 12:50 AM


-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#5 posted 02-07-2014 12:52 AM

Sounds like you got this figured out. Like the large ladle type spoon.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 02-07-2014 08:21 AM

Beautiful work and nearly no waste – even better. Well done.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#7 posted 02-07-2014 11:16 AM

Nice spoons. I’ve been carving a few lately and enjoy doing it, but can’t seem to get the lines right so they flow like these ones do.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#8 posted 02-07-2014 03:01 PM

Very nice. Birch. They really look very good. I bought a couple recently in Korea from a fella who uses a similar technique; brought them home hoping to duplicate them someday. I can’t imagine them being as good as these you’ve done.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 02-07-2014 05:26 PM

Nice Trio !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#10 posted 02-07-2014 08:36 PM

Yes, you seem to have the curve down beautifully!

-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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#11 posted 02-11-2014 04:28 PM

Beautifully shaped set of spoons! They look comfortable to use. Great job!

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