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Lately I have been seeing the complexity inside seemingly simple objects. I recently made a simple bell in brass, which caused me to look at other products I can challenge myself to make. A funny thing is that I approach the creation of a new object like this spoon without knowing exactly how I will solve all the problems to create it. The joy comes from figuring out this process along the way. This was a 100-plus-year-old piece of yellow pine found in a dumpster in New York City. It was part of a beam. Notice the many growth rings. I didn’t use any finish because the wood was still somewhat sappy. Please enjoy.

Materials

  • Piece of wood from the trash

Tools

  • Bandsaw
  • Chisels
  • Die grinder
  • Plane sander
  • Sandpaper