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
-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)
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