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    here is my first spoon. i had a blast. i actually finished it, but i gave it to my brother-in-law before i could get a picture of the finished project. ready to start my next one.
    a side note, were can you get some wood with pretty grain thats still food safe. im thinking cherry and maple.
    thanks
    Denny

  • #2
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    Denny looks good for your first spoon.

    Bill

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    • #3
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      Nice. I agree - spoons are fun! Cherry is nice - most wood suppliers seem to carry it. Sometimes even home depot or that sort of place. Or just ask around. Spoon-sized scraps are sometimes available, too!

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      • #4
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        Denny, that's a fine looking spoon! Will be waiting to see more from you.
        My ETSY shop:
        https://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodforddellDesigns

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        • #5
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          Nice spoon, Denny. Spoons are a blast to do and some are even functional. Try your local cabinet shops. They may just give you their scraps. The good thing about carving spoons is they can be carved out of just about any wood.

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          • #6
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            Nice looking spoon, just finished my first for a Christmas gift and it won't be my last...lots of fun. Great wood for spoons or any non-toxic items is sycamore. Used alot in Europe for cutting boards, rolling pins, treenware. Carves pretty easy, woodburns great, has a nice grain.

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            • #7
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              Very nice spoon, Denny
              arent spoons fun to carve?
              Herb

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              • #8
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                Denny,

                Nice first spoon.

                I like carving Cherry, and it can have some beautiful grain. Mahogany is another pretty one. Good luck.

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                • #9
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                  Nice Spoon!

                  Cherry, walnut, maple, apple, pear, crabapple, manzanita, butternut, oak, elm, sycamore...and if you feel like torturing yourself: osage orange, ironwood, ebony, hickory... Basically, any hardwood can be used, but if you're giving it as a gift, ask if the person has any allergies first. People can be allergic to any of these woods. Best to stay away from "soft woods" such as pine, fir, cedar, redwood, spruce.

                  Here's a place that has lots of links about wood toxicity:
                  Wood Toxicity Resources - The American Association of Woodturners

                  Claude
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                  • #10
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                    Looks like your off to a great start, spoon carving can be addicting fun and even useful.
                    Carl

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by murph100 View Post
                      Nice looking spoon, just finished my first for a Christmas gift and it won't be my last...lots of fun. Great wood for spoons or any non-toxic items is sycamore. Used alot in Europe for cutting boards, rolling pins, treenware. Carves pretty easy, woodburns great, has a nice grain.
                      Welcome Murph. Sycamore is not widely available where I am (Northern NC), but I made a stool of sycamore once and it was nice to work with.

                      As for the subject of this topic: that is AWESOME!! I really like it. Nice bowl shape, and the flourish of the handle makes me wanna go to the shop right now (unfortunately, the wife has told me the only thing I can do in there for the next couple/few weeks is CLEAN!) Alas.

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                      • #12
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                        Denny. looks real great

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