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    Hi Will,

    Any updates on whether a tasting spoon project might be something you can work into your schedule?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterm View Post
    Hi Will,

    Any updates on whether a tasting spoon project might be something you can work into your schedule?
    +1

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    I have them in my head, an all forged design drawn from round stainless bar... I had best have a go at making one.
    I have a few questions on a tasting spoon. Spoon size, dessert spoon size or smaller or larger? The Stem... I had in mind a longish stem with a slight curve, any particular length or curvature most suited to scooping into pans for a taste?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterm View Post
    Hi Will,

    Any updates on whether a tasting spoon project might be something you can work into your schedule?
    I'd be in for 2, one as a present for my buddy

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    Here are my thoughts: Overall length ~10 inches, spoon size midway between a dessert spoon and a table spoon. Slight curve at base of handle.
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    That sounds good to me! I would say something under 1 tablespoon capacity, maybe closer to 1/2 tablespoon. Also I like a thicker narrower stem as opposed to a flatter thinner stem. Something like the stem in this picture (but smooth!)




    Excited!

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    Thanks Guys, I'll have a ponder and let you know what I come up with.

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    Will,
    I see you caught the bug as well. Glad I'm not the only smith here that thinks spoons are worth making by hand.
    Cool stuff indeed.
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    Thanks Del they pose a nice little forging challenge, which is always fun, especially when trying to spread stainless with the fullers. thinking materials someone sent me a promotional pack for forging grade bronze recently. I will have to check the chemistry and see what we think, but may try and get a sample off them to see how it works and what it looks like forged and buffed. Any thoughts on bronze versions?

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    I would think they would like nice hanging on the wall, but not be pratical for food. Anything remotely acidic will react with the outer layer of the bronze. I suspect the result will be worse then with some of the very reactive carbon knives that discolor foods like onions and impart off odors/ flavors until you can get a stong patina built up (but a strong patina would not be desireable on a spoon). Most copper pots/ pans are lined with tin or stainless steel because of the copper reactivity, and bronze reacts similarly.
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