The wonkiest

Today I found myself heading into town for a trip that included a stop at the hardware store. I took advantage of being there to look for some Dremel tips.

The didn’t have the individual tip I was looking for.

I ended up getting this, instead.

I think I’ve got enough tips for quite a few projects, now! 🙂

So, of course, I had to find a reason to use it. 🙂

A while back, I posted about making a maple spoon.

You see that chunk of wood beside it?

That’s what I worked with, today.

This is that same piece of wood, roughed out.

Not for a spoon, though. Today, I was determined to make a fork!

For this project, I used everything I had around to remove the excess wood. The 4 way rasp got a lot of use, but I also used several of my new Dremel tips, the big K-bar knife, and a couple of my fine saws.

Basically, I see no point in dulling the blades on my carving knives any more than I have to! 😀

I saved cutting the tines for when I was ready to start using sandpaper on the rest of it.

I used a carving knife, as well as a fine tip on the Dremel to shape the tines.

Unfortunately, while sanding them, the wood broke off the tip of one of the inside tines.

Which meant I had to shorten all the others to match.

Here it is, after sanding.

The end result is the wonkiest of forks!

But it’s still a fork. 😀

Here is it, after oiling.

Oh, gosh, it’s the funniest looking fork, ever! 😀

Here it is, next to the spoon made with the same wood.

The spoon could use another coat of oil!

Well, I at least accomplished what I set out to do. Even if it does look totally wonky!! 😀

I still have wood left from the piece I used for these. I suppose my next project should be a knife. 🙂

I’m looking forward to it!

The Re-Farmer

13 thoughts on “The wonkiest

    • Thanks! As with the spoon, I was surprised to be able to start and finish it in one sitting. I’ve actually got the beginnings of another spoon and fork started, but I used scrap lumber for them. It turns out pine is noted as a very difficult wood to carve, and I can see why! This old maple has been much easier to work with.

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