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Very smart reply, Fred. I agree wit you.

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I figured out how to make normal spoon depressions using xxx’x technique for controlling the router.

I used a combination of 50/50 water putty and plaster of paris to cast a mold of the spoon depression I wanted. I carefully cast three of these and then substituted them for the bandsawn patterns that xx used. I have made several dozen spoons this way with the depressions routed in less than 5 minutes and the spoons shaped with a band saw and various sanders. I believe I don’t spend more than ½ hour total from board to finished spoon.

FYI I used a box like form about 4” by 6” to cast the molds and identical forms at each of the three pattern locations to hold the molds.

I would enclose pictures, but I am a newbe and don’t have authorization to do so.
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Hi Richard,

Just a reminder that you do not need 10 posts to upload your photos from your PC to the forums. Click the go advanced button and you will find a button that says manage attachments. Select this and you will be able to upload your photos.

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Thanks for the information, James.

Question - How many photos may I attach if each is about 6.5 m??

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Very nice. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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Default More on molds for making spoons

Some more information on making the spoons with a router:

I used vasoline as a separator on the wooden forms when casting the molds. It worked well.

When routing, watch the router bit cut the wood and you can really improve the smoothness of the spoon dish.

I sanded the spoon dish using a 3/8” bolt chucked in a corded drill with cloth wrapped around the head and fastened with rubber bands. Strips of sandpaper were then attached, also using rubber bands. I used 100, 180 and 220 sandpaper in this contraption, then handsanded with 320 and 400 grit. Result was extremely smooth “dish” in spoon.

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Nice job. That opens up a bunch of doors. Looks like the concave side would be a snap this way too.

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Some more information on making the spoons with a router:

I used vasoline as a separator on the wooden forms when casting the molds. It worked well.

When routing, watch the router bit cut the wood and you can really improve the smoothness of the spoon dish.

I sanded the spoon dish using a 3/8” bolt chucked in a corded drill with cloth wrapped around the head and fastened with rubber bands. Strips of sandpaper were then attached, also using rubber bands. I used 100, 180 and 220 sandpaper in this contraption, then handsanded with 320 and 400 grit. Result was extremely smooth “dish” in spoon.

Attached are some photos which may aid the reader.

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Thanks for the information, James.

Question - How many photos may I attach if each is about 6.5 m??

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I am not sure of the final number that may be attached to one post. the upload window allows you to link 10 photos , but if you close that window you can re-open and link another 10.

Another member has attached 20, I think........

Off course, if you upload too many it will look cluttered and many will not view the pics.......

You can lodge following posts with additional pics on each post.

The max file size for jpg image is 10mb and there is a dimension limit also.

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This is a very nice jig and since I'm new at creating jigs would need some assistance.
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By circumstance, I found this old post. Since it was posted, I have acquired a LOT of plastic, bought a bender (nichrome wire) and built another. I guess I should revisit this.


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Carl, I think you can cut about any pattern shape you want. The only complication would be adding sides to force the followers (carriage bolts) to stay within their guides. HOWEVER, I was trying to think of where I could get some flexible, but somewhat rigid plastic to make some feather boards I had in mind and it popped into my head that plastic buckets are a dime a dozen, or less.........

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