Cups and spoons

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    I have a bit of finish work to do on this one - even it up in a few places, oil it, and thin the walls on the bowl a little more. I'm debating on taking a small gouge and working a channel down the handle. I dunno. But it's ready to use as is.
     
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    So I did some experimenting with this one today. With my oven set to bake at 350°F I let it cook for an hour on a silicone pie crust shield. I flipped it over at 30 min. When it came out I wiped it down with a generous coating of butcher block oil and let it cool before wiping off the excess. It drastically darkened the grain. This is red maple and has more of a look like walnut now. I didn't enhance or filter the photo at all. Any of you use heat to alter the color of your woodwork?
     
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    Anyone using Tried and true oil? Im wanting to do more kolrosing and am looking for something to seal the spoon before I start.
     
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    I've used a Birchwood Casey finishing product called "Tru-Oil" to refinish gun stocks. Not sure if that's the same thing or not. But I really liked the results.
     
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    I have never personally heard of it.

    I would be curios though about what “type” of linseed this is.

    I cannot remember exactly the issue but it was similar to certain methods of purifying/ boiling linseed oil can be toxic. Even though the Amazon description says it is food safe I would want to do more research of the safety of the product.

    That said it does look to be a good product otherwise!
     
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    It’s non-toxic which is how I found it. Most linseed oils are toxic to some degree. I try to stay away from it on spoons. It’s expensive, but a quart would last awhile.
     
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    What's up slackers? It's been a while since I earned a blister from push cuts. I pruned a pear tree and figured surely I could put the trimmed wood to use. I don't really ever consider longer spoons so I stepped outside of my comfort zone. Not really sure if "sauce spoon" is the correct term for what I'm going for here. But just a longer, simpler pattern compared to what I typically carve.
     
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    Cherry coffee spoon
     
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    I had a peach limb snap in the spring wind. Carved these out of it. 686E744C-0E9D-4624-A0F3-BD774B78D97A.jpeg
     
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    A cherry spoon. 48E75514-B5F1-4B83-931D-57B285550CA8.jpeg
     
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    Here's one from a limb I pruned from my pear tree. I finished it in the oven at 350° F with butcher block conditioner. I had hoped to get it finished sooner while the wood was still full of sap. I think it would have darkened a bit more dramatically.
     
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    Being a hardcore tea enthusiast, I needed a matcha scoop. Here’s my version. 86B9E20A-3B0D-4DF3-B353-956B02E8FF50.jpeg
     
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    I came across a pit when shaping this one. So I'm giving it a dab of glue to fill it before I do a finish sanding. I stepped outside of my comfort zone with the design and I'm glad I did. 20220516_183106-01.jpeg
     
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    Beautiful design!
     
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    20220519_160535-01.jpeg 20220519_160159-01.jpeg I wrapped this one up for my kid today. I planted a pear tree the year he was born. So I used some of the pruned branches for a few spoons. He had been asking me when I'd carve one for him to use on the trail.
     
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    Freaking beautiful!!!!!! Next level work there!!!!
     
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    Thanks a lot man! Practice makes progress. :)
     
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