Spun Spoons

Comments (0)

Stir up some fun on the lathe! 

By Ken Burton

Sometimes it’s fun to get away from the rigors and complexity of multi-piece projects, and make something kind of off-the-cuff from a single bit of wood. I find that making a wooden spoon or two fills this need for instant gratification in the shop. Plus, the finished pieces make excellent gifts for the cooks in my life. While there are many ways to make a wooden spoon, I prefer to turn the handle and the basic shape of the bowl on the lathe, which creates a distinctive looking utensil. Once the handle is complete, I finish shaping the outside of the bowl with a stationary belt sander, and hollow the inside with a carving gouge. A little sanding on the drill press and a soak in mineral oil complete the job. It usually doesn’t take me more than an hour or so of fun to crank out a spoon.

To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign in

By purchasing a full subscription, you will gain access to all of Woodcraft Magazine's online publications as well as the printed publication mailed bi-monthly!

Subscribe Now
Login as a Subscriber

Write Comment

You must be logged in to write a comment. Log In

Top of Page