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One of a Kind ! Butterfly Bush Spoon

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Project by jaykaypur posted 05-26-2014 12:21 AM 1157 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wood is from a very mature Butterfly Bush I recently trimmed down. The grain is beautiful and the blackness is IN the wood. This stuff is easy to work with and shapes and sands up nice and smooth. Spoon measures 5” long and has cutting board oil applied to it. Thanks for the looks and comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!





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Roger

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#1 posted 05-26-2014 12:25 AM

That has some beautiful grain.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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CFrye

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#2 posted 05-26-2014 12:36 AM

Great job, Jaykaypur! I like the sculpting on the handle. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 05-26-2014 12:50 AM

Nice looking spoon, awesome looking wood

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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lew

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#4 posted 05-26-2014 12:52 AM

Gorgeous!

That was a big bush!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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jaykaypur

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#5 posted 05-26-2014 12:57 AM

lew——-stalks at the base were over 2” in diameter. The bush, I don’t think had ever been cut/trimmed and it was over 20 years old. Ought to come back real nice and full this year.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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bowtie

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#6 posted 05-26-2014 01:39 AM

beautiful grain and sculpting. like the penny for size comparison.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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Rick

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#7 posted 05-26-2014 04:57 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed Jay! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- Deodorant is like Common Sense. Those who need it the most, never use it.

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murch

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#8 posted 05-26-2014 07:31 AM

Fine looking spoon.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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ghost5

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#9 posted 05-26-2014 11:47 AM

Very nice and you answered a question for me. I have 2 winter killed butterfly bushes I just cut down and wondered if the trunks were worth saving. Time to get out the saw.

-- Tommy, http://www.followingghost.com

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leafherder

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#10 posted 05-26-2014 04:51 PM

Great spoon! Last week a guy from England posted photos of a carving he made from buddleia wood (the botanical name for butterfly bush) – I had just finished cutting down my bushes because they all died during our harsh winter. Now I have another idea for the wood. Thanks for posting!

-- Leafherder

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doubleDD

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#11 posted 05-27-2014 02:58 AM

Great looking spoon. It is shaped perfect. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Benboy

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#12 posted 05-27-2014 02:13 PM

I just planted one of these. Now I just have to wait a couple decades… Great work.

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 05-27-2014 02:25 PM

You did a nice job on that spoon. It looks great.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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kiefer

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#14 posted 06-10-2014 03:34 AM

Nice spoon and a teaser to try one .
Don’t have carving knives but sure looks like a fun project .

-- Kiefer 松

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