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Wood spoon making article 2963

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Wood spoon making article
« on: May 11, 2013, 10:46:41 PM »


Short BBC video with ‘Barn the Spoon’  :D

Hes bloody quick with that Ax  :o shame its not a full half hour program


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22467510


 :cheers:



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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2013, 11:04:32 PM »
That's excellent.  It's so very satisfying to make things by hand.  I can relate to missing that kind of lifestyle as I used to live in the middle of knowwhere, and now Im in the city.

I dreamed of a making a SAK whittling knife to make bowls and spoons with, but I havnt figured out how to get a crook knife on there yet.

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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2013, 11:34:00 PM »
That is awesome!
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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2013, 11:40:56 PM »

I dreamed of a making a SAK whittling knife to make bowls and spoons with, but I havnt figured out how to get a crook knife on there yet.


I’m not sure how practical a folding bowl carving blade would be? think they made blades like that for hooves?   :think:

I guess there’s one out there somewhere,

I did think of making a fixed spoon blade from a reciprocating saw blade…. One day  ;)

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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2014, 05:36:50 AM »
...I dreamed of a making a SAK whittling knife to make bowls and spoons with, but I havnt figured out how to get a crook knife on there yet.

I've actually had success at spoon carving using a slightly modified My First Vic+

The modification consists of sharpening the rounded tip of the blade up to the centerline. The technique is to work from the front of the spoon as shown in the photos. The back of the bowl is worked from the handle end. This works well for an "eating" spoon as you don't want a rim in front like a cooking spoon. The plan was to combine it into one knife, but I ended up getting some proper spoon knives and never finished the project.
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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2014, 05:40:26 AM »
Some recent work...

Western Maple coffee scoop and a Black Cherry butter spreader

A couple of Poplar spoons
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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2014, 06:56:11 AM »
Wow, they look very nice.  :tu:
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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2014, 08:20:11 AM »
Those are great Spork  :tu:

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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2014, 01:03:10 PM »
Nice Spork!!! Those look way better than the ones I make. Good idea with the vic. Didn't think of that.

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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2014, 02:51:23 PM »
Excellent work. :cheers:
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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2014, 07:28:15 PM »
That's excellent.  It's so very satisfying to make things by hand.  I can relate to missing that kind of lifestyle as I used to live in the middle of knowwhere, and now Im in the city.

I dreamed of a making a SAK whittling knife to make bowls and spoons with, but I havnt figured out how to get a crook knife on there yet.

Could hobo knife style blade work? Or just fixed blade, with added folding tools as handle?
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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2014, 08:30:52 PM »
Spork, massive :hatsoff: to the great skill, those look great! :tu:

Sparky, thank you for the video.  Really wonderful to see a shop opened just for craving spoon, why didn't I discover this thread before I went to London last year :think:, I would have love to go to that shop just to watch/learn from him, and buy a spoon or two from him!

On spoon carving, I have bookmarked these for my future reference:



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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2014, 03:07:27 AM »
...The plan was to combine it into one knife, but I ended up getting some proper spoon knives and never finished the project...

Apparently, I actually started the knife...then had a brain fart and never finished it...or maybe this was the work of SAK gnomes because I really don't remember assembling it  ::) Anyway, I found this the other day in my horde of parts and just finished peening the rivets. I'm calling it a Spooncarver.

The order of layers:

- Can opener, cap lifter and awl
- Standard blade, pen blade on a Recruit spring...the blade is an older thick tang to avoid having to use a spacer
- Wood saw from a My First Vic+
- MFV blade, pen blade and Phillips
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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2014, 11:38:03 AM »
Nice Spork! You going to put wooden scales on it?

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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2014, 02:42:30 PM »
I'm not sure yet...I have a new set of 84mm scales so I might go the lazy route :P
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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2014, 07:05:41 PM »
@Comis,
Nice videos yourself  :tu:

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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2014, 07:11:51 PM »
I still want to build a whittler's SAK with a crook blade on it for spoon and bowl carving, but I cant locate a stainless steel one.  The mora ones are all non stainless. 

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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2014, 10:01:07 PM »
You could try a Hoof Knife...they come in stainless. It would require re-profiling to make it sharp enough to carve...and I'm not sure if they are all heat treated as well as a real knife blade. I have a modified Mora hoof knife that works really well.
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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2014, 01:18:53 AM »
I still want to build a whittler's SAK with a crook blade on it for spoon and bowl carving, but I cant locate a stainless steel one.  The mora ones are all non stainless.
What's wrong with carbon steel?

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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2014, 01:22:11 AM »
You could try a Hoof Knife...they come in stainless. It would require re-profiling to make it sharp enough to carve...and I'm not sure if they are all heat treated as well as a real knife blade. I have a modified Mora hoof knife that works really well.

Ah a hoof knife never thought of that!

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Wo...0&hash=item418025664f

Worth a try. :D

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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2014, 06:19:00 AM »
My modified Mora 171 Equus...which is stainless
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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2014, 08:35:03 PM »
I think i can fit a blade like in a sak one way or another.  Its something ive wanted to try for awhile so we'll see how it goes.

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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2014, 08:38:26 PM »
I still want to build a whittler's SAK with a crook blade on it for spoon and bowl carving, but I cant locate a stainless steel one.  The mora ones are all non stainless.
What's wrong with carbon steel?

Nate

I dont like non stainleas blades.   The carbon moras i bought all rusted.  Plus to be on a sak its needs to be inox for me.

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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2014, 10:49:57 PM »
Got ya. All of my carbon blades have not rusted. But I keep up on them. I kinda wish Vic would make a high carbon sak.

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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2014, 02:31:43 AM »
Poplar spoon carved entirely with my new SAK
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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2014, 02:37:29 AM »
Damn! Good job!

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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2014, 02:51:34 AM »
Thanks Nate  :tu: I do have an issue with the blades wanting to bite too deep...convexed secondary bevel. It was manageable, but a bit annoying. I'm thinking about experimenting with a junker knife and seeing if it will handle a full flat grind.
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Re: Wood spoon making article
« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2014, 02:56:29 AM »
Makes sence. I know my Opinel carves nicely. Very thin blade and I put a steep edge on it. I would say a full grind on a SAK blade would do wonders.

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