Want a cool wooden spoon with beautiful bark accent? Here's your how to:
Simple, easy, and produces great results, a spoon with natural finishes like bark will always grab attention and interest.
Step 1: Get Your Wood
When I was cutting my plun wood to make my axe handle,
I took off sections of bark that I realized contained the pretty characteristics in a flat form factor, after the wood shrunk considerably. To get a deep spoon, you'll want to cut larger sections from the wood, otherwise you'll have flatter spoons, but more usable wood.
Step 2: Design
Draw your shape. Using a pencil, draw your desired spoon shape. I recommend using the deepest section for the bowl of the spoon, and the thinner, section for the handle.
Step 3: Cut and Sand
Using any technique that suits you, grind down the spoon to shape. I'd used a combination of coping saw, Dremel sander, sandpaper, and chiseling. Make the bowl area as well, scooping out material to get a sufficient cupped area.
Step 4: Finish
Oil your wooden spoon! Don't finish the bark section on the spoon, simply the exposed wood sections. Don't let soak in water and refinish occasionally. You're done!
Step 5: Enjoy!
Your all natural spoon highlights the beauty of bark, and lets you enjoy food as well. I'd love to try making a set of cutlery with this concept, and enjoy beautiful bark themed spoons and forks and knives, Enjoy and good luck!
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