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Here are a few of the spoons and spatulas I’ve been working on as gifts. Mostly cherry, but oak and walnut will be the next run. I’ve tried to shape the handles so they fit the hand but they will all be different. Have about 8 more to complete. finish is just veg oil, brings out the beauty of the grain especially on the walnut.
Ontario, Canada9 November 2013 at 10:17 pm #21131
Good looking utensils. They will make great gifts. I’ll second the opinion on using vegetable oil. You can use mineral oil or flaxseed oil. Mineral oil will never dry though and flaxseed oil takes a very long time. I use “Tried and True” original on my spoons. Food contact safe, soaks in well and dries to a tough finish. You can buff it with a soft cloth after it dries to dull luster.
http://hillbillydaiku.com9 November 2013 at 10:21 pm #21132
Those look really nice, great job. I just bought a 1″ #7 used Pheil ( sp ) bent gouge pretty reasonably but need to sharpen and hone.
I agree with Ken on the finish, I know Woodcraft and Highland Woodworking here in the States sells a Salad Bowl finish.
Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US9 November 2013 at 10:22 pm #21133
Greg that is good to know, Thanks.
Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US
Picked up some food contact safe oil, appears to be mineral oil, I looked at the salad bowl paste was at lee valley but its very orange scented…. I can’t bring myself to put orange scented wax on cherry ….. Ewwwwwe…. Lol
Thanks for the tip all.
Ontario, Canada10 November 2013 at 2:47 am #21153
Good job on the spoons. They look great. I am sure they will be enjoyed by those who recieve them.
Lakeland, Florida USA10 November 2013 at 9:24 am #21157
Nice Job Brian , are any of the alternative oils mentioned by Greg and RL available in the UK
Wigan, Lancs. England :
try this David http://chestnutproducts.co.uk/results.php?cat=Oils
Axminster stock it also10 November 2013 at 2:24 pm #21171
Sorry, I keep forgetting to think globally when I mention a product. This looks to be very similar to the ‘Tried and True” finish that I use…
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