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Sorry about the late post. Unavoidable. Our Patriot Turners- Please welcome back one of our original forum members @Steve Krumanaker. Steve's been away for a while but certainly hasn't lost his touch for beautiful work! Check out what our turners had to say about this fantastic maple bowl- @Gerald gave us a really nice explanation on how he turns wooden spoons. Check out some of his techniques and tools! Gerald's week wasn't all peaches and cream, He tells us about the ups and downs of dropping items on the
I posted I was doing spoons a week or two ago and @John Morrisasked for my method. Well here it is. I am using dimensional rough sawn cherry for my blanks and saw them out on bandsaw. When I mount on lathe the head of the spoon is at the headstock in a drive spur . The side to be carved is mounted slightly lower than the edge of the spur. This allows the back to be turned almost round. At first I tried for more round but the bowl was a little narrow so I now leave the back flat and sand it and then sand a roundover transition to the sides. Then the handle , knob
Long and detailed. Another reference: Wille Sundqvist's "Swedish Woodcarving." I've made a few spoons from his plan. (sorry, it's in facebook) https://www.facebook.com/popularwoodworking/videos/10154730471291433/ and a shorter version with Peter Follansbee (also a student of Wille) http://www.pbs.org/video/the-woodwrights-shop-carving-swedish-spoons-with-peter-follansnbee/