- Machine Type:
- OpenBuilds WorkBee
- Carbide Create Pro, VCarve Desktop
- OpenBuilds BlackBox
- Machine Time:
- 3.5 hours
- Bit or Laser Size:
- .125 end mill dual flute
- Feeds & Speeds:
- 50 ipm can be pushed to 100 ipm
- Closed grain hardwoods are best
With this project you get three sizes of spoons; large, small and what I like to call "bottle" size because in can slide into the narrow necks of bottles to get out that last little bit. Each spoon is 14" long and the largest spoon is 2.25" wide.
Thanks to Chris Powell for the inspiration for this project.
This project is milled on two sides so it is very important to get your stock exactly 5.5" wide and your zero right on the corner so the sides match up. I used a marking gauge set for 3/8" to find my corner screw anchor points, drilled, countersunk and screwed into my spoil board. Doing it this way allows you to use boards that have a little twist.
Finish milling is done with a .013" overlap to give a finish with as little sanding as possible.
One of the modifications I made to the running of this project was to remove all the tabs at the ends of the spoons. With the cross grain these were problematic. I was able to develop some spoons with different function.
I found for general smoothing and shaping a 120 grit 2" flapper wheel worked well. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MPX6RL6/ref=ox_sc_mini_detail?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ANSWGMCE3Q8AE
For finish sanding of the bowls of the spoons I found that these buffing puff balls worked well. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075C72PGK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1