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Apple and Walnut Spoons For Mothers Day

After the successful spoon making a few weeks ago, I decided to make a couple more. These two were Mother’s Day presents for my wonderful mother-in-law.

I started with a small slab of walnut and a small slab of apple wood. I cut out some rough spoon shapes on the bandsaw, and used a forstner bit to drill out some bowls.

Rough cut spoons
Rough cut spoons

I brought them inside and did some doodling and sketching on them to see what kinds of shapes would look good. Hannah helped out.

Hannah playing with the rough cut spoons
Hannah playing with the rough cut spoons

After sketching I went back to the bandsaw and rough cut the shapes and then started carving out the bowls some more. I wanted to get the bowls carved out before the handles were cut down any more, so that I could put some force on the spoons without breaking the handles.

Carving out the bowls
Carving out the bowls

After carving out the bowls I hit the bandsaw yet again to finish off the handle shaping, then I used the belt sander and hand sanded everything to be as smooth as I wanted it.

Walnut and apple spoons, top view
Walnut and apple spoons, top view

After sanding I soaked both spoons in mineral oil, then buffed them with paraffin wax to get the shine.

Walnut and apple spoons, side view
Walnut and apple spoons, side view
Walnut spoon
Walnut spoon
Back of the apple spoon
Back of the apple spoon
The Spoon Bowls
The Spoon Bowls
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