I got my start as an adult woodworker when i made a wooden spoon from a tree that i had cut down in my yard. After drying file and rasps were used for final work.
Spoons got me started in woodworking.
Wooden spoon mario fine woodworking. It was a maple and the wood was so lovely and white that i could not bear to spit it all up for firewood. Wooden spoons a delight to make they re also a lasting pleasure to use. Birch maple hornbeam beech sorb mountain ash bird cherry dogwood and hawthorn are excellent woods.
I like the use of sloyd knife hatchet and hook knife. Take a few hours away from complicated projects and carve a spoon. I used a band saw chisels wood rasps and scrapers but i like your method with less dust and close contact with the piece.
Cherry tiger maple ash black walnut and apple the dewitts make spoons bowls chopping blocks cheese and bread boards and custom designed furniture for the whole house. Fine woodworking for kitchen and dining. It s a great way to brush up on hand skills use green wood and create gifts that will win appreciation from any home cook.
I no longer have a shave horse which i used for chair spindles. Most fruitwood such as apple pear plum and cherry is also fine. What i discovered by using hands tools i was able to find the spoon in the wood as i went along.
The result was a variety of shapes grain patterns wood colors and types of spoon. What a nice thing to do. Wood for spoons and ladles should be strong and hard fairly dense and close grained.
In my flat work i don t let this trivial nuance get to me. Spoon makers are not exactly in the spotlight of american woodworking so to pay tribute to the many fine craftsmen who devote their energies to spoon making is like a breath of fresh air to me. After 6 months of regular use i must respectfully disagree with those who have criticized this as a poor quality product.
I put a piece or two aside and got back to it a year or two later and began to make spoons. In my spoon carving i desperately wanted to be free from the grasp of the grit. See more ideas about carving spoon wooden spoons.
It turns out that wooden spoons were my first venture into woodworking as an adult. As a product made from natural wood these spoons are subject to the limitations of the material. Follow us on facebook.
By peter galbert 252 jan feb 2016 issue. Their personal guarantee covers the quality of the wood and carving methods sanitation concerns. All the spoons were shaped and carved only using hand tools.
But a little care goes a long way. All fine tools require some care and maintenance and these spoons are no exception. I haven t made spoons for twenty years but this inspires me to start again.
Hatchet sloyd crook knife and sloyd knife. Hand crafted wooden spoons. Pride was a contributing factor but mostly my disdain for sanding spoons was rooted in the fact that there are few woodworking tasks more arduous than sanding a spoon bowl.
May 6 2019 explore curt kliewer s board spoon carving followed by 1458 people on pinterest.