Quick two toned spoon

Ryan Mooney

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Just a real quick spoon knocked out after work last night. Not 100% sure on the wood, its whatever I got out of a friends tree - we have a shortish list but aren't positive on the ID. This is an "eating" style spoon more or less. and about 6" long.

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Ryan Mooney

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Very nice spoons. What tool(s) do you whittle something like a spoon with?

bandsaw to rough the outside shape.

a couple of gouges to rough the bowl

roughed the handle shape with a drawknife (but other tools work fine as well) and refined with a wide chisel. I've been using a 1" chisel as a carving tool a lot lately for some reason. I like that you can avoid the corners easily with it and do "slicing" cuts. Probably means I need to sharpen up some knives or something :D

Same wide chisel to do the bulk of removal on the outside of the bowl (play with the drawknife for that but I really need better workholding for that.. thinking of making a shave pony).

made somewhat extensive use of my iwasaki carving file (medium flat, also have a half round and looove both of them) to cleanup the curves and finish the outside of the bowl.

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