My Craftfail giant spoon and fork project has been on hold for quite a while. I decided to give Bondo a try. I bought a gallon can of it, but after reading the warnings and instructions on the can I was a little nervous about using it (and that is what was holding up this project). I hate it when my “craft supplies” are made of chemicals that are known to cause cancer and that I get a contact high from the smell. This was definitely an outside project. My Mother had also had some giant wooden silverware luck and found me three more pairs of spoons and forks. It now looks like I will have a collection of giant spoons and fork ~ awesome!!! I mixed a small batch of Bondo with the hardener and started filling in the monkeys. I have to say this stuff is great and it sets up really fast. If you use plastic for the mixing bowl and spatula the Bondo pops right off, but it adheres great to the wood. I built up several layers of Bondo to completely hid the monkeys.
I have a major amount of sanding to do and I need a palm sized sander, my Dremel is taking forever on these large pieces. Once the sanding is finished I will need to prime and paint them all. It doesn’t look like the great weather we’ve been having is going to last much longer (and really, it is November, we’ve been really lucky with the mild weather) and this whole project is dependant on good weather, I may have to put this back on hold until next spring.
I am excited to finish this project, but I want the results to be fabulous and that means no rushing!