I will show you how to make a wooden spoon out of green applewood. Using only my handmade viking tools.

Step 1: All My Tools

This is an overview of all my tools.
Incredible workmanship and I try a lot from this sight and my own ideas for diy but, in this case the closest I will venture is IKEA kinda vikingesque... Once again awesome job!!
Just be aware that what I'm about to say is not to take away from your workmanship. But, round spoons are less than ideal as cooking spoons. The best spoons have a flat edge that lets you scrape the bottom of a pot/pan/bowl with a large edge rather than the &quot;point&quot; contact of a round spoon. Round spoons are obviously fine if you're using them to ladle out liquid, but a flat edge is best otherwise. <br>Great work!
Your right in that. But the flat edge spoons is a rather new invention so here where I make a viking spoon I stay with the round design.<br><br>I make many flat edge spoons for use in normal cooking.<br><br>/Thomas
how do you hollow out the bowl, do you need s special knife?
<p>You can either use a gouge chisel or a crook knife/hook knife. The gouge chisel is a little easier in my opinion</p>
Great project but you might want to make a clear distinction between linseed oil (which oil pressed from flax seed) and <strong>boiled</strong> linseed oil which is more common.&nbsp; Boiled linseed oil contains toxic drying solvents whereas raw linseed oil is not toxic.&nbsp; Mineral oil is another good food compatible finish that could be used on wood items that come in contact with food.&nbsp; It is not clear if you meant the spoons to be used with food but it is good to be safe just in case.<br />
<p>Another good finish after everything is beeswax. Nice smell. Food safe. Protects the wood.</p>
When I get unfinished wooden kitchen tools I stain them with tea and treat them with olive oil.<br>But that's not very Viking.
Thank you for that tip.
Your right, it is important to that the oil is foodsafe. I use what you call flax oil, cool pressed linseed. Here it is sold by the name<span class="short_text" id="result_box"><span style="background-color: rgb(255,255,255);" title="jomfru"> virgin</span></span> linseed oil. Some times I wash the oil, that makes it even better. But it takes some extra work, so most times I'm to lazy to do it. I just buy the best quality linseed oil I can find and use it out of the box.<br /> <br /> /Thomas<br />
<p>I started doing this with my swiss knife, it's very good project&gt;</p>
<p>will pine work or is it too soft?</p>
No wonderyou are wasting so much (crying..) wood ! <br>For the sake of simplicity, you are using too crude tools, I'm afraid if they are from prehistoric tool collection... Ha ha ha.... <br>Use the right tool and save trees.. :) <br>Just imagine your son bringing you 18 spoons, and you find the precious appletree missing from your lawn... tears.. <br> <br>(Show me the spoons alone, and they look awesome)
That's a handsome spoon. Great craftsmanship!
These are some really nice (and distinctive) looking spoons!
Are you a blacksmith as well? Did you make all those tools?
Very nice work! Have you tried making it with Diamond Willow? The middle of each stick is red in color and the outside white; pictures on my website at <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.sticksite.com/">http://www.sticksite.com/</a><br/>
i loled when i read this: If you cannot view this page, you probably are not using a computer. Get one soon!
Diamond Willow are very beautiful. But I have never seen it here in Denmark.
Well, morfmir; I do ship it worldwide; just Google &quot;Diamond Willow sticks&quot; and my name &quot;Ken Laninga&quot; and you'll find me for sure.<br />
Box Elder looks like pink marble. Pretty hard for carving, but with a fine whetstone and patience...
&nbsp;box elder looks really nice....
With out a doubt S. Djarv makes the best spoon carving knife anywhere on the earth!!! <br>http://www.djarv.se/djarvenglish/startsida.asp
here`s some pictures of the spoons I made during summer! I havent oil them yet though. thanks for a great instructable. not the best picture quality but I had to take them with my cellphone.. the first one is beech , the second ash and the third birch..
I realize it's been years since you posted this comment however if you ever sell these online, please do contact me.
I like your twisted handle. Did you carve the handle like that, or was it already twisted? Also, did you split the wood out or get it already cut? One more question: how long are your spoons here?
pretty cool and creative designs, slemsofa!
I'm glad that you like my work. And my instructable. Interesting design you have made. /Thomas
only 6 spoons &hellip; what a waste !!!&hellip;<br>can't you find a way that is more environment friendly ?&hellip;
Yeah, cause importing plastic spoons from china is better.
Plastic is not the solution, for sure. <br>Wood is : I have nothing against that at all !&hellip;<br>But I'm concerned by how much wood is used. I got the feeling the this insntructble uses as much wood as the do in the funny cartoon where a guy chops dowh a tree to make a tooth pick !&hellip;
It is possible to make the spoon in a way that use a lot less wood.<br>Look at the picture of the first spoon in step 10. That design uses much less wood. <br><br>But the woodchips that I carve away isn't wasted, I collect it and us it for smoking fish and mead. So instead of buying factory made smokechips, packed in small plastic backs, I make my own.<br><br>/Thomas
You could also note that the apple wood was probably destined for fire wood, had you not rescued it to carve out a few beautiful spoons...
Besides the fact the author saves the &quot;scrap&quot; pieces for other uses, this is labeled as a traditional Viking method, not a eco-friendly method. Just to think that every utensil they owned took this much time, energy, and skill is almost unfathomable to us now! <br><br>Great work! This inspires me to do more of the same :) <br><br>Also, my Father always had a spoon knife in his carving box, and it was always useful...never realize you need one till you do!
Where did you get your spoon knife? Can one be made easily?
I'm a little late here, but I'm pretty sure his just came with a carving knife set and you can find them most anywhere that sells carving tools. <br>As far as making one, I would think it would be a little harder than making a regular knife because of its curve and such; however the author refers to his as &quot;hand forged&quot; so it must be doable with some skill and patience. Besides, they did it way back then, right?
great : no waste, all resources are used&hellip;<br>Keep on the good works tnen &hellip;&nbsp;
the wood is never wasted....you can always save it for later and carve from the seasoned wood, or use it as firewood, smoking chips, etc. apple also makes for an excellent mallet-head.<br>
Wood grows back, you know.
renewable resource...<br>
I know &hellip; still, I'm not convinced : we are far more numerous on this planet than ever before : we don't let trees grow (worse the trees we plant in place of the one we cut are fast growing species thus narrowing natural diversity&hellip;).<br>Anyway, your spoons are nice ! &hellip;
Do you have a web page or You Tube channel? Facebook?
ah, a man after my own heart. crafting beautiful wood pieces with tools forged yourself. keep up the good work<br>
Add a few steps and you get a windsor chair<br>
I'm Thomas too! Lol. Cool instructable, nice name.
Hi ,<br>great spoons (and fantastic tools). Do you know whether eucalyptus would be good for spoon making? I've just picked up a few nice logs of the stuff freshly chopped and it looks like a lovely dense grain. Cheers
I have no idea if eucalyptus can be used for spoonmaking. We have no eucalyptus here in Denmark.<br><br>/Thomas
Ey!!!!!! where did ya get that beautiful axe at mate! thats exactually what ive been looking for! <br>

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