Saturday, March 14, 2015

Walnut Measuring Spoons



Made Julia a set of walnut measuring spoons for her birthday this year. I carved it out of air dried wood all at the bench... totally different than the “green” spoon carving craze. 

I like my spoons sanded smooth so to sand the inside of the bowl I came up with these wooden “knobs” chucked into my drill. It worked awesome. I calibrated the bowl volumes by transferring salt from my shop measuring spoons. Finish is flax oil. Box is spruce. The pictures should be pretty self-explanatory.











11 comments:

  1. Nice! Something else to add to the round tuit list. Thanks! I think :-)

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  2. Great project. I love the box with the glue block posts. Simple and elegant.

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  3. Very nice work Joshua, I am very impressed with the craftsmanship in them.

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  4. Beautiful work as always.
    The chucked knobs idea is brilliant for this work (I did have to re-check what blog this was in my RSS reader when I saw a cordless drill though)
    I believe the spoon craze is illustrating to me just how many different spoons we interact with (often with little thought) each day.

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    1. Thanks, Jeremy. I'm only a "hand tool only" guy when it comes to building period reproductions. I do own a modest assortment of power tools that came in handy for a particular task at one time or another. I'm never going to sell my Bosch router, etc. I just don't use it to build furniture.

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    2. Oh, and I LOVE this drill! I use it everyday!

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  6. lovely spoons! this wood is gorgeous! flax oil = raw linseed oil?

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  7. Very nice work, I am sure she will love them. I just have to keep this page hidden from my wife :)

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  8. Hi Joshua,
    I like these spoons. They look very - delicate.
    Well done.
    Regards,
    Stefan

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