Wednesday, December 3, 2014

From Firewood to Utensil

About 20-25 minutes with a band saw and palm sander and you can take a piece of white oak firewood and make yourself a spatula or spoon. The firewood was cut a couple of weekends ago. See November's cabin post.

From firewood to spoon

Method: Take a log, make it into a board. Take the board and sketch a pattern or just eyeball it on the band saw like I did. When shaped, sand it with coarse grit sandpaper, followed by fine grit. I went 85 to 220, I think. Then clean your spoon in a mix of one part vinegar to 3-4 parts water. Let it soak in that for about 5-10 minutes. Dry and then oil with olive oil and Bob's your uncle!

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