Russian spoon lathe

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Russian spoon lathe

Postby Simon Hartley » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:52 pm

This picture appeared on Pinterest. It appears to be a small lathe for shaping spoons. Does anyone know how it would work, and what is the function of the loop-shaped part around the spoon?

I traced the image to a Russian website, which is a bit of a dead-end information-wise.
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Re: Russian spoon lathe

Postby Robin Fawcett » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:50 pm

That is fascinating Simon... Could be that it was only used to turn the handles?
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Re: Russian spoon lathe

Postby Simon Hartley » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:52 pm

Interesting point Robin, except that most of the handle is obscured by the device.
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Re: Russian spoon lathe

Postby SeanHellman » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:43 pm

Could be set up wrong, as these things often are. I would suggest that they are for turning the outside of the bowl. Stuart King has something similar for turning 3 spoons at a time and his device is for the outside of the bowl.There was a factory in the UK making cooking spoons on the lathe, turn the handle then turn the outside of the bowl and the scoop out the bowl.
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