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Decorative spoon on the lathe

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-14-2015, 11:41 PM
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not sure what to say....

It's certainly a deviation from your superb cabinetry and furniture builds. Wooden spoons always seem a bit "clunky" to me since the wood portions have to be thicker than ceramic or metal. This one is no exception, so that's my dilemma as to commenting.

What was your intent in this endeavor?

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They don't have to be thick. I've turned them quite thin although it depends on what you want to use them for. they are thicker than metal or ceramic of course but then they feel so good to use.
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It's certainly a deviation from your superb cabinetry and furniture builds. Wooden spoons always seem a bit "clunky" to me since the wood portions have to be thicker than ceramic or metal. This one is no exception, so that's my dilemma as to commenting.

What was your intent in this endeavor?
Thanks for the complement about the cabinet work Bill. May I assume you don't like wooden spoons for a reason? I also had that problem when I got caught with my hand in the cookie jar as a kid. That wooden spoon sure got my behaviour right and it hurt like hell. But hey, you have to get in sync with the times, nowadays a wooden spoon could get the parents a visit by Welfare.

On a serious note, I offered to do a wooden spoon demo 100% on the lathe at our next turners club meeting, so I am practicing.

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I love wooden spoons because of the retro look and because I am sort of a retro geezer. They can be functional or decorative. My grandpa had some wooden scoops that were used for scooping corn and maize out of the barrel and filling the chickens food troughs. I'm pretty sure that the chickens didn't really care that the scoop was wood or metal, but for me, they bring back memories of a time when life was simpler.

One could ask, "what is the intent in making a wooden bowl?" After all, you can get get plastic and ceramic bowls that are less trouble to maintain. Some questions don't have answers ... and, even for those that do, the answer may not be satisfactory to everybody. Woodturners don't aim to please everybody. Sometimes things that I make don't even please me.

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did you turn it long wise, then cut it in half? did you turn the inside of the bowl or carve that out?

I like the idea of turning one and cutting it in half.

I make spoons by hand shaving - read long time here.

looking for any trick to hog out the concave bowl section of the spoon.
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