Introduction: Wooden Spoons
I'm 99.9% positive you have used a spoon today. Whether it was to eat a tasty bowl of raisin bran, or to make cookies, or to whap someone on the head because they're being annoying, you've most likely used a spoon. Well, wanna know what's 10 times cooler than using that boring spoon you bought from the store? Making one. But wait! How do you make a spoon?
And that is where I come in.
Wooden spoons are super easy to make. Your only limitation may be that your parents won't let you use some power tools unsupervised. *GRRRR* But outside of that, it's all super easy and any mistakes you make become part of their homemade charm.
And on a side note, if this really interests you, I would recommend reading The Artful Wooden Spoon (link), where I got the idea for this instructable.
This is getting too long. LET'S GET STARTED!
Step 1: Gather Your Tools.
You will need the following:
- A scrollsaw (or another similar device)
- A Dremel (or another similar device)
- A sander (not included in the image) or sandpaper (this may hurt your hand)
- Wood (at least 12 in by 3 in and 1 in thick)
Step 2: Cut Your Outline
Draw an outline on your wood. I made a heart shaped on that looked really cool, so if you want a shape like that, now is the time to do it. Then, using the scrollsaw, cut it out. It should be spoon-shaped.
Step 3: Sand.
Using your preferred sanding method, sand off any mistakes you made, or make a cool curvy handle with your spindle sander.
Step 4: The Bowl.
Draw out a nice bowl shape that covers the area where you want the bowl to be. Then, clamp down your piece of wood and start dremeling. (If that's a word.) Continue until the bowl is reasonably deep for your piece of wood.
Step 5: Sand Some More!
Sand out the inside of your bowl so it's smooth, and anything else you think needs a good sanding.
Step 6: Oil.
I don't really have a picture for this, my iPad died and I couldn't take photos. (Well, I tried, they just looked awful.)
You basically take a food-safe cloth and rub your oil on the spoon. Multiple coats are necessary. Also, I used a cutting board oil, but when oiling, I've heard linseed, walnut, and mineral oils do well, but olive oil and corn oil are a bad idea and can turn rancid.
Step 7: Use!
Wow, look at these spoons! And not only are they for looking pretty, they're for stirring things! Go and use them!