Spoons

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  • #21114
    BrianJ
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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, Canada

    #21116
    Ken
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    Nice work Brian.
    I’m not sure about Vegetable oil though buddy, this is what I found. It has the tendency to go rancid after a while and can cause a foul odour. This oil also usually attracts bacteria and can be harmful.

    #21131
    Greg Merritt
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    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.com

    #21132
    STEVE MASSIE
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    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

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #21133
    STEVE MASSIE
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    Greg that is good to know, Thanks.

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #21140
    BrianJ
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    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, Canada

    #21142
    RL
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    Have you tried Terra Nova Naturoil? Fantastic stuff, totally odourless and non-toxic. I use it on my cutting boards all the time.

    #21151
    BrianJ
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    That’s the stuff RL!!

    Ontario, Canada

    #21152
    RL
    Participant

    Great stuff, isn’t it? I wonder if it’s sold outside North America?

    #21153
    John Moore
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    Good job on the spoons. They look great. I am sure they will be enjoyed by those who recieve them.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

    #21155
    BrianJ
    Participant

    Thanks – Only 8 more to go and all next week I’m in Chicago on biz trip so there is 5 days of ‘production’ gone!!! Wonder if they would mind my putting my clamp-on vice to the desk in the hotel room??

    Ontario, Canada

    #21157
    David Gill
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    Nice Job Brian , are any of the alternative oils mentioned by Greg and RL available in the UK

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #21159
    Ken
    Participant

    try this David http://chestnutproducts.co.uk/results.php?cat=Oils

    Axminster stock it also

    #21171
    Greg Merritt
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    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…

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #21174
    Ken
    Participant

    Thanks for the link Greg

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