Those are neat. When you bring up a project like this I'm envious and want to try it with my students. How long did the project take to complete?
Thanks Steve - it's fun to watch the progress of the students. For some, the struggle is to complete a spoon; others have more aesthetic goals. One of my major goals as the woodworking teacher is to develop the Will of the children. They'll come up with a spoon in a very rough state and say "It's finished!" To which I usually respond "No. You might be, but it is not. Keep sanding."How long did it take? Well, it varies. These spoons usually take between 4-6 weeks of twice a week classes (45 minutes each). But that is only a rough estimate as some classes are missed due to absences or holidays etc. Plus, it is a rare class that gets the full 45 minutes to work. And of course, the complexity of the design and the level of craftsmanship play major factors as well.
These spoons are beautiful, do you use them or just hang and display them. Also, have you ever used reclaimed wood for your projects? Antique Oak Flooring
Well, that's up to the students - I think most use them. And these are made of reclaimed wood - it's birch flooring from a student's home.
Beautiful spoons! :) What age are your students? I'm a class teacher and I would like to have a project like this with my students. I once (about 10 years ago) did a bigger spoon at school and I'm still using it! :) I should make one more more myself...
Saaara - This batch was made by sixth grader's, so 11 or 12 years old. There is something powerful about making a spoon with your own hands and then using it to cook/eat. Thanks for commenting!
It is great to see young people getting stuck in and aing things with their own hands. We need to inspire our young people, and I can see you are doing a good job at that.
Pauly - Thanks! Yes, it is good to see them doing more real things rather than virtual.
Such a fun idea. These are very cool.
Stunning looking spoons Dan. I was looking for a woodshop blog about handmade kitchen and found yours. Very nice pictures.