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DIY snuff spoons

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  • Here's my spoon it's made from mesquite using a dremel for the shaping. still need to bees wax it. it's my little jack-ass and it stands.
    Thats impressive!!! I plan on widdling one myself soon!
  • I got bored last night so here it is. Went with the standard shape bc I just used a pocket knife and sand paper
  • It's made from Japanese Maple
  • I've been trying recently to carve some spoons or pipe tampers to little or no success, here's a photo of what's come out so far, some is beach finds some were just from sticks I've come across in the park whilst smoking a pipe.
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    The most useful is the one with the metal scoop on it, my favourite looking one is the drift wood with a gnarly end.

    On a related note a friend of mine who isn't on the forum has started making snuff spoons, he turns them on his lathe and is sending me one to try out, looks like this:
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    It's cherry wood and also serves as a tamper. He's selling them now on Etsy if anyone is interested here. They are around $5 I think.

    A question I have is how can I make the spoon part more round when I only have knives and sandpaper?

    Cheers, Ben
  • I use a cuticle pusher but am in the market for a proper spoon of a similar size. Would prefer a posh silver spoon with a fire breathing dragon engraved upon it. Or maybe a nudie woman with big booby doos :D
  • I am using a wooden stirrer you get from coffee shops!
  • I am using a wooden stirrer you get from coffee shops!
    I still think these make awesome snuff spoons, and free too!
  • !I still think these make awesome snuff spoons, and free too!

    And I have found that they can be used most of the tap boxes too!

  • @WhATdIdUjUsTsNiFf thank you for the compliment.
  • here's a simple one--- if you look close, you can see where my son Ian (when he was only 6 years old-- he's 14 now) carved a Bishop out of this little stick of Hazel nut tree--- Henry Lauder's Walking Stick, to be precise... Anyhow, got to needing a snuff spoon for my TPS Madras and White Elephant snuff(s)--- so I carved a little one at the end. Not too spectacular, but has meaning given that Ian did this for me :)
  • This may be in the wrong thread but I can't find the one where I heard this: I saw somewhere on the forum a mention of the green plastic coffee stirrers at Starbucks being great for a snuff spoon, so I picked one up today when I got my coffee. Other than that I always just use a pipe tool's scraper.
  • A new one that I just started using, a chap stick canister that has been cleaned out (to not effect the aroma of the snuff). Use it to hold the snuff, utilized the cap to sniff. A two-in-one function, cheap, practical and one of the best ideas I have had in a while.
  • I just flattened the wide end of a bamboo chopstick from Chinese takeout and shortened it some. Works great.
  • This golf tee sat on my desk taunting me all through last winter, I finally went at it with a knife and made it a more useful tool for the season.
  • newbiesnuffernewbiesnuffer Member
    edited February 4 PM
    This is the kind of snuff spoon (or spatula, if you'd like to call it that) that I made by using sandpaper on an ice-cream stick. The box doesn't qualify as a DIY, but just wished to share. It is a small plastic box in which I keep 3-4 grams of snuff. You can pinch it or take it with a spoon. Handy and keeps it simple for me, since I have to make do with it for the lack of accessories for snuff available in the open market. IMG_20170205_004841
  • I use a pen cap at work
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