Sunday, December 20, 2015

A New Spoon Sweeps Clean

I made another spoon out of a scrap of oak, because

  1. I had nothing better to do for a couple of hours, and
  2. You can never have too many wooden spoons until you have too many wooden spoons.

Something fairly important that I forgot until it was too late was that you should carve out the bowl of the spoon before you cut out the profile, not after. It really does make life so much easier when you remember that simple thing.

I need to get (or make) a curved scraper to smooth the inside of the bowl — it should be simple enough to make; it just needs a bit of 1 mm spring steel ground to shape and sharpened.

I could clean up the bowlwith sandpaper, but that's a great big pain in the arse. It's not that I hate having gouge marks left behind, but I would like to have the option not to.