Posted on 08/01/2012 by seanhellman — 6 CommentsMaking a ladle from a forked branch, a video Some of you have asked me for more information on making a ladle, so here goes. Share this:FacebookPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Post navigationPrevious post: Bowls, from heavily spalted to creamy whiteNext post: Get woodworking week 5th – 11th Feb. How to start in Green Woodwork 6 thoughts on “Making a ladle from a forked branch, a video” MackTheKnife 08/01/2012 Nice ax work! It validated some of the techniques I use and taught me a couple of new ones. I really liked the adze you made from a gouge. Going to have to start haunting the used tool sales for a likely candidate. I like your teaching technique, and the production values were really good. A new telly star is born! Bob Loading... Reply jarrod 08/01/2012 nice video Sean. have you ever considered heating and bending the blade a bit into a radius of some type, for your homemade adze? Loading... Reply Sean Hellman 08/01/2012 Thanks for you comments Mack.Jarrod, On a small adze like this and for what I use it for it is not necessary to put a bend in the gouge. It really has not occurred to me as it always worked fine. Mind you the bevel is convex and also a bit more obtuse than I would use for a gouge. The thing I really like is that is so light, a bit like some of the African style adzes I have. Loading... Reply Martijn 08/01/2012 Great video, thanks for showing us. Loading... Reply Rob 16/01/2012 Beautiful work, Sean, and superb video. Thank you. Do you apply anything to a finished ladle to seal the wood, or is that not necessary? Loading... Reply Sean Hellman 16/01/2012 Sometimes, I find it best to oil spoons if I am selling them so they keep clean. On the whole I do not oil spoons when I use them myself. It is a gut instinct that our ancestors would not have oiled them. I am sure wood was just used in its unfinished state. I am talking about treen that was used everyday not special items. Loading... Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.