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Beginner Wooden Spoon Set

  • Machine Type:
    OpenBuilds WorkBee
    Software:
    Carbide Create Pro, VCarve Desktop
    Electronics:
    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
    Materials:
    Closed grain hardwoods are best
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    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.

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    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.

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    Finish milling is done with a .013" overlap to give a finish with as little sanding as possible.
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    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.

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    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

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    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
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