Spoons are simple to turn and usually require some amount of carving to make the nice bowl shape. Also the nice part about making your own spoons is that you can choose any type of wood that you like. Bill shows us how to layout the turning blank, mount it on the lathe and cut it. This post shows how to make multipurpose wooden cooking spoons on a lathe. I wanted to make my mom something for Christmas, and I also wanted an excuse to learn how to use a wood lathe, so I made some cooking spoons out of walnut. Watch these beautiful spoons come to life on this wood lathe! It’s interesting to see what can be made using a lathe. Beyond making simple table legs, users have created everything from intricately designed pens to highly detailed jewelry using a myriad of materials.
How to Make a beer tap with a wood lathe Watch as an expert woodworker demonstrates how to use a wood lathe in this free online video about making a beer tap. This is a very different spoon than I have ever made before. Just made it up as I went along. First get a stick of firewood out of the pile and mount it in the lathe. Spoons are another particular aspect of multi-axis turning which use just two axes. The two axes are at 90 to each other; the first turning is as for spindle turning, i.e. the grain is parallel to the lathe axis. This has been an interesting exercise in making wooden jaws to suit the particular spoons.
If you are familiar with regular pole lathes you will have noticed that mine doesn’t look like any you have seen before. Turning a nest is regarded as the ultimate pole lathe bowl turning achievement. On my journey I have lived in Mike Abbotts chair making workshop, apprenticed with Barn The Spoon at a spoon carving shop in London and learned to make my own tools from Robin Wood in a workshop on the Pennine Way.
Wood Spoon On Lathe « Wonder How To
An interview with England’s last full-time pole lathe wood turner, Robin Wood. I found turning bowls and carving spoons to be the perfect way to learn about the qualities of the different trees timbers whilst I was working in conservation for the National Trust, and at the same time produce something beautiful and useful for the kitchen. A day of practical spoon carving in the woods. Using fresh green wood to carve your individual spoon under the expert guidance of Hannah. Enjoy the calm, reflective art of whittling and an excellent lunch in the beautiful setting of Cherry Wood. They were made by putting the kuksa in my spoon mule and a drawknife was used to get some clean planes to draw on my template. How to build a timber frame style spring pole lathe. In times past I made some of my income from hand carving wooden spoons. Looking at old spoons through the years (like the one above) it becomes obvious that most of them were formed using gouges to carve out the bowls and then a lathe to shape the handles and the back. I saved it from that fate and decided to make a beautiful cedar spoon. Making wooden spoons is a fun woodworking hobby. And there’s so many ways to make them. Greenwood Pole Lathe Turning (Chris Helliwell) Greenwood Spoon Carving.
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Tools required are minimal: a drawknife, spoon carving knife and bowl carving crooked knife. For the last decade I have homesteaded in Southern Berkshire County where my family and I farm and I pursue a number of traditional hand-tool country crafts, including chair making, pole-lathe bowl turning, spoon carving, weaving, broom-making, and timber framing. Eric Rogers, founder member of the Association of Pole Lathe Turners, has researched Medieval wooden eating spoons in Eastern England and has produced this short book published by Woodland Craft Supplies. In 1978 my wife, Debbie, asked me to make her a wooden spoon that wouldn’t break. With only a homemade band saw and an antique wood lathe, I met her challenge and produced our first wooden spoon. In 1984 I realized my dream of a full-time woodworking business with The Carpenter Shop& 151; designing and constructing custom furniture, doing millwork, and making wooden spoons. Topics covered include, different types of wood, grain direction, carving, shaping, and food safe finishes. At the end of the workshop, students leave with a unique spoon ready to use! Explore more advanced projects now that you’re comfortable using the lathe and understanding basic tool usage.
Jarrod has been working with wood and bark professionally since 1996. He and his wife April both make and sell their handcrafts for a living through their business Woodspirit.