Found a log, now what? Spoons and Spatulas?

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  • #126135
    Jim Braun
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    I think it might be black cherry, it looks similar to other googled images for black cherry bark.

    Can anyone confirm? The sawdust is the color of poached salmon.

    Is it a candidate for a spoon and spatula project? What is the best way to break it down further?

    Monmouth County, New Jersey

    #126138
    raze599
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    Never mind spoons mate, carve some sort of a sculpture to put in your living room.

    #126148
    Jim Braun
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    Raze that is very funny, having never carved anything I think I might start off with the spatula. If it turns out really well I’ll build a stand for it and put it in the living room 😉

    Monmouth County, New Jersey

    #126151
    George Bridgeman
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    Hi Jim,

    It’s certainly a candidate! Paul has a good video on how to turn a log into a spoon blank using an axe. This should get you started:

    Have fun!

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #126183
    Jim Braun
    Participant

    Thanks George! I cut off a 1 1/4 thick board using a garden variety bow saw and followed up with an axe to shape a blank, an upper body workout as Paul might say. The axe actually worked surprisingly well.

    Monmouth County, New Jersey

    #126212
    Matt McGrane
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    Starting to take shape. Let us see the end product!

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #126271
    Jim Braun
    Participant

    It’s getting there. I ended it with a hybrid spoon/spatula call is a spoontula.

    My understanding is that when carving greenwood you get the shape to within 95%, let it dry and then finish it up. Is that correct? Any hints on drying would be welcome.

    Monmouth County, New Jersey

    #126274
    Sandy
    Participant

    Jim, I like your Spoontula. I’ve made several spoons and scoops out of green would with no issues. Now that I have said that I will go tot he kitchen to find them all slit!

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #128098
    Jim Braun
    Participant

    Hi All,

    It has been a busy spring and not in the woodworking way ;-( I was able to make some progress on my spoons project and was able to fashion 4 wooden utensils from 1/2 of the found log.

    Here are my finished:
    – Spoontula
    – Long handled tasting spoon
    – Spoon
    – Scoop

    I used whatever tools I had to get it done, gouges, chisels, spokeshave, axe, pruning saw, scrapers, knife and of course the old #4. The finish food safe mineral oil.

    Spoontula

    Long handled tasting spoon

    Scoop

    Spoon

    Monmouth County, New Jersey

    #128109
    Matt McGrane
    Participant

    Spoontula – I got a real kick out of that.

    Great job on these. I really like the deep spoon and the scoop. And the color really came out when oil was put on.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

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