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The spoons are out there, just gotta look for them. Saves a lot of whittling. Find a crotch where the handle is the diameter you want.

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wayne fajkus wrote:The spoons are out there, just gotta look for them. Saves a lot of whittling. Find a crotch where the handle is the diameter you want.



I'm having trouble envisioning the spoon inside.  I can't wait to see the spoon you make from this!
 
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Edited for actual submission.

Wood is cedar elm. It has a use too. For a witches cauldron! Lol
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I got a better one now. Cocoa wood!

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And this one is all hand-carved. Cocoa is soft, but nice to carve. Doesn't split like the beach hibiscus.
 
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Here's the cocoa wood. I'm now also using a fixed-blade Stanley razorknife. Works well for the little details.

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I started on a sea grape wood spoon last night. I sawed off a nice limb at the beach, then got it home and found that it definitely does not want to split in straight splits, instead, choosing to crack in fractal twists all over the place, so I gave up and chopped out a spoon blank on the miter saw before I ruined the whole piece. The rest of the carving is all by hand, though.

And yes, the wood is actually pink. It's really pretty stuff - looks like it belongs on a beach.

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This project will be carving a big, ugly, nearly useless spoon using only hand tools.



Big, ugly, & nearly useless? Check.

Wanted to make this a spork but once started didn't like the look of the wood on the fork end. Liked the feel of the flat handle though so decided to make it an oriental soup spoon-ish utensil. Those are not lumps & bumps. Those are carefully designed ergonomic features providing the latest innovations in customized wooden spoon technology. It has a deep cavity for maximum load capacity. Other features are the EZ pour spout & the stable non-spill design. Weeble spoons ... they wobble but they don't fall down.

This was made from the excess piece from my simple mallet. All else done with just the knife & sandpaper. And way too much time. Sixteen degrees outside was major factor in that.



The beginning.



A few minutes.



Maybe an hour.



Almost finished. Hours & hours. Then some more hours.



Rough guess this spoon is now worth $500. Value added. R&D costs. Engineering expenses. Will trade for a healthy chicken 'cuz I like ya'll.
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My biggest trouble has been with carving the bowl of the spoon. I have three tiny gouge chisels but it takes forever. I like this solution:

 
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Green wood Spoon,

Started off with part of a recently trimmed oak branch.  Hatcheted in half and hatcheted down to basic shape.  Whittled down with a knife and then realized my leatherman sucked as trying to get the bowl of the spoon carved out.  By the time I got the curved knife it had dried out a bit, but still got it done.  
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