Thursday, October 8, 2015

Wooden Spooden

I got a Mora 163 hook knife for my birthday. Above is the second spoon I've made of old cherry. Making them is trance inducing, a little tricky.

Here's the first one I made:

I thought it was nice at first, but now it looks bulbous and awkward compared to the second one. I've been eating with it and it does deliver food to my face without issue!

I had a go at a cedar bowl too. The hook knife really isn't the tool for the job, and the cedar isn't really the wood for the job. I found it checking about a day in, so I cut the program budget and we left it like this:

With a hearty German breakfast:

Here are the tools. Intuition says the knife on the right is a bit long, but it's actually nice. Lots of reach, takes a long time to get dull. A little perilous, but no worse than the double (triple?) edged hook knife. I'm relieved every time I set the hook knife down and count all nine fingers.

More spoons to come, I am sure. Email me if your soup fork just isn't working out; I might be able to help.

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