Ideas for machining the fillet radii in spoons?

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Forum topic by buckeyedudes posted 08-30-2010 03:13 AM 1210 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-30-2010 03:13 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jig carving milling router sander tip question

Hello Ladies and Gents,
Would anyone be able to expand on their jigs, fixtures, procedures for machining the female radii in handmade wooden spoons?

I’d love to make more spoons, but with my current methods, it is going way too slow and is tedious…..not too enjoyable that is.

Any help is appreciated!

Thanks and Regards,

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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#1 posted 08-30-2010 03:31 AM

I don´t know what procedure you use but I don´t think you can make them faster
than with a roundcheisel and that little maschine to finish with Dennis Zonker showe
in picture 13 on this blog

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#2 posted 08-30-2010 01:33 PM

You could also use a carving “scorp” to rough out.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#3 posted 08-31-2010 05:15 AM

i use a home made drum sander to grind out the spoons. the drum is about 3/4 ” wide and 4” diameter. lightly sander the sharp edge off the drum and cut a V shape out of the drum to hold the sanding belt. wrap the sanding belt around the drum with both ends in the v cutout. attach the widge with a screw to secure the sanding belt. i use 60 grit to start with, rough out several spoons then change to a finer grit to smooth up. sand across the grain of the wood for fastest cutting. the sanding belt needs tp be slightly wider than the drum , maybe 7/8”. the blue zirconum belts work best last the longest. if you want to make deeper spoons change drums to a slightly smaller diameter drum. different size spoons will need different size drums. i make seversl hundred spoons a year with this method.

-- jerryw-wva.

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#4 posted 09-01-2010 02:41 AM

Dennis, Toolz, and Jerry – thanks so much for all your ideas and wisdom.

Great stuff. I’ll keep working on ‘er as the Christmas list for spoons is getting deep!

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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