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Looks good Mike.  One day, I will make a spoon as good as Barn the spoon :)
 
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I used wood from the same honey Locust limb for this spoon as for the simple mallet, compound mallet, and coat hanger. At the risk of rendering it not quite useless enough, it seemed like the handle end wanted to be a spatula, so I went with it. It’s big. It’s ugly. It’s nearly useless. It’s ... a Spoontula.
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honey locust selected for carving spoon
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split honey locust for spoon
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shaping wooden spoon
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shaping honey locust spoon
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shaping honey locust spoon
shaping honey locust spoon
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wooden spoon spatula
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I made a stirring spoon!
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maple for wooden spoon
maple for wooden spoon
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wood selected for spoon carving
wood selected for spoon carving
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wood for spoon peeled
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shaping wooden spoon
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shaping wooden spoon
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hand carved wooden spoon
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hand carved wooden spoon
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hand carved wooden spoon
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Ash Glamour Shot, The stout piece of grain on the right was cleaved.
I was considering combining them into a compound mallet, but both pieces are green so that would have been  a fail I guess.

Roughing tools
Actually ended up using a thin chisel to gouge the bowel and a straight blade Stanley knife for the fine work.
Honestly no way to improve the bowel at this stage without some blade with a curve to it. Which I just don't have at the moment.
Learning see. Paul was right.

I will be coming back to this spoon and improving the finish when I obtain the correct equipment and it has dried a tad.
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Chris Kay wrote:I will be coming back to this spoon and improving the finish when I obtain the correct equipment and it has dried a tad.



Still not got a crook knife or gouge but doing what I can with what I've got.

The spoon bowel was carved as (rough as it is) with a single quarter inch chisel, straight bladed Stanley knife and a series of pebbles.

The other items were whittled pre PEP but the spoon completes the set.

I hope this addition helps with the cert else I'll feel like I'm not cool enough to hang with Permie-PEPers.
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I haven’t carved one of these in a while. Thought it would work for this pep badge bit. This is apple wood.
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The tools
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Tried staring with Saskatoon... that was a bad idea! No wonder it's used for tool handles.

Next I used Mountain Ash.



Started with the hatchet...
Moved to the chisel...
Finished using the knife.



Tried the rock sanding methods



Perry & Spoon!



Depth of spoon.



Struggled to get the base any narrower. I kept clipping the shaft and making it narrower and narrower and I was afraid to break the handle. Wood did not want to carve/shake in the other direction.
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I finally finished carving my spoon. This was wood from the trunk of our Christmas tree this year. My best guess is it Douglas Fir wood.

I started with a very dull knife I had laying around, and upgraded to a slightly less dull knife and a spoon carving knife (beaver craft).

I had to take several breaks from the project since early December, and I kept the wood submerged in water to keep the wood moist. Doing that also wound up removing quite a lot of oil/sap from the wood.

Now it doesn't taste like I'm eating Christmas trees when I test it.

The final spoon is lighter than I expected. Light can shine through some of the bowl, I hope that isn't a bad thing...
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Original wood
Original wood
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Partway through, on pause (I'm carving a second for my son, also)
Partway through, on pause (I
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So many other BB's said "keep going," so I keep'd going!
Keep going!
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Final spoon, final tools
Almost Final spoon, final tools
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Rigorous testing, that
Rigorous testing, that
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Trying to show the bowl depth better
Trying to show the bowl depth better
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Measuring thickness in the bowl, fingers make decent calipers
Measuring thickness in the bowl, fingers make decent calipers
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Decent handfeel, deliberately canted for a lefty (myself)
Decent handfeel, deliberately canted for a lefty (myself)
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Tried the rock sanding, it rocked!
Tried the rock sanding, it rocked!
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Final spoon, unless I go buy sandpaper, I'm not sure there's much more to take off.
Final spoon, unless I go buy sandpaper, I'm not sure there's much more to take off.
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Improved spoon?


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Submission for wooden spoon bb!

I hope it's okay that I used the oven to kiln dry this to speed things up!
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