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Carve a first-timer spoon - PEP BB roundwood.sand.spoon

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Good morning,

here is the fresh cut of mastic (pistacia lentiscus) wood that had a dark hardened core.

Mastic wood has a pleasant scent to work with, soft wood but consistent strength.

Leaves, gum and fruit are all edible which is safe to bulid a cooking spoon.

Opted for a square handle for a better grip and keep the two wood colors display.

It will be flax oiled in another PEP BB.
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Note: I hereby certify this badge bit complete. You may find you want to shape the handle more later on. The nice thing about wooden spoons is they're easy to adjust!

 
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I've made enough spoons in my day that I can't really make a completely "beginner" spoon, but here's a quick one I made from a dogwood log from my neighbor. It's a cooking or serving sized spoon.

I've read that dogwood is prone to cracking when it dries, so I'm trying to dry the finished spoon slowly inside of a bag, which has worked well to avoid cracks in other crack-prone woods in the past.
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My attempt.
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Here's the little spoon I carved un maple wood using my knife!
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The starting wood
The starting wood
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Halfway through
Halfway through
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The final spoon!
The final spoon!
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So I started the ladle first, but I didn't remove the core so predictably it split. Since I won't use a split ladle, I also did a spoon. I learned to remove the core and that curly willow is really hard to split.

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My submission for the first timer spoon PEP BB. I chose birch as my material, because it is readily available to me. I invested in a cheap set of carving knives - would recomment to invest a little more and get a good hook knife and a good sloyd knife. I learned to charpen those knives though. It was a lot of fun to carve the spoon and it got me hooked: I'm setting up to be able to carve more.
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The chose birch log with the axe used
The chose birch log with the axe used
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The billet is cut
The billet is cut
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The roughed out spoon ready for carving
The roughed out spoon ready for carving
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I bought a carving set for the purpose. I suggest investing a bit more and getting a better set than what I got. I learned how to sharpen knives though.
I bought a carving set for the purpose. I suggest investing a bit more and getting a better set than what I got. I learned how to sharpen knives though.
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The finished spoon
The finished spoon
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Profile view of the spoon
Profile view of the spoon
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This is the third spoon I ever made, but the first big spoon.
I used olive wood. The hardest part was where the handle meets the cup, if that description makes sense.
I don't know yet how thin I can go or how much power I can use before it would break, so that middle part is still quite thick, I find.
It will take many more spoons to find my confidence and take away more wood. Luckily my olive wood supply is kind of endless :D
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The selected piece of green olive wood for this spoon.
The selected piece of green olive wood for this spoon.
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Here you can see all the tools I have used
Here you can see all the tools I have used
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Done!
Done!
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