Simple Wooden Spoon From Pellet Wood With Basic Tools




About: i am 14 from Ballarat Australia. i love diy and woodworking follow me on google+

This was my first wooden spoon that I have made. It was a lot of fun to make and I have learnt from a few of my mistakes.

If you want to use the spoon for your kitchen use a food safe wood like pine and a food safe finish like butcher block oil.

When picking wood for the spoon aim for a soft wood the pellet was made of a hardwood that was very difficult to carve.

What you will need

-a piece of wood

-a chisel

-sand paper

-coping saw

-pocket knife (optional)


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Step 1: Sketching the Basic Shape.

For this step I decided to use an old wooden spoon from my kitchen when you make your design make sure you leave a bit of extra room so you can change the design if necessary.

Step 2: Cutting Out the Basic Shape

for this step I used a coping saw and worked in chunks this is one of the most satisfying steps because you see the wooden board turn into a spoon.

Step 3: Design the Side Profile

In this step I focused on making the handle so it would feel nice in the hand and used a pencil to mark out the side view.

Step 4: Shaping the Handle

for this step use a sharp chisel and work towards your line making sure to push away from the head of the spoon

Step 5: Shaping the Underside of the Head

this step is easiest if you mark the center line and then shape the head using the line to keep the design symmetrical

Step 6: Design and Shape the Bowl of the Spoon

Design the bowl with the shape of your spoon in mind.

once you have made your final decision make a stop line. Use a chisel and take of thin layers making it deeper in the middle. Use a pocket knife to smooth ot the cut marks then sand the entiere spoon working frome coarse to fine grit (i used 60 to 400)

if you make this please post your pictures and if you have any feedback comment below

thank you

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    Thanks for the comment this was not for the kitchen but should have made that more clear. Is there anything you can think of that I could improve for my future instructables

    Yonatan24Kane Measham-Pywell

    Reply 2 years ago

    "Google the type of wood that you use before starting, if you don't know what it is, don't use it!"