pecan spoon

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-24-2015 09:06 PM 1257 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife said she needed a longer wooden spoon so I made this one out of a dry pecan branch we brought into the shop last year. It was a little cracked on the ends but it finished up okay at 14 1/2 ”. It is 5/8” diameter. I finished it with mineral oil.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 03-24-2015 09:11 PM

Jim, do you shape the “bowl” part before or after turning the handle?

-- jstegall

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#2 posted 03-24-2015 09:21 PM

looks good

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 03-24-2015 10:46 PM

Nicely done, and great PR on the home front.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 03-24-2015 11:16 PM

Great looking spoon Jim.

Hmmm, looks like some “stirring” coming up. Hope it’s not you on the receiving end. LOL.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 03-24-2015 11:26 PM

Cool spoon. Keeping everyone happy. That’s the way to stir the kettle.

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

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#6 posted 03-25-2015 12:29 AM

COOL Spoon!

Could you also call it a Shoe Horn for the Wee People? :) :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 03-25-2015 12:58 AM

Really wonderful, it will be perfect for those long jars, I always end up with chutney on my fingers.
Beautiful work, lucky wife.
Best thoughts dear Jim,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 03-25-2015 01:33 AM

Nice little spoon, Jim! I like the wide part (does it have a name?) at the spoon end. How is the air dried pecan to turn? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 03-25-2015 01:44 AM

You are a handy to have around! Nice spoon. I thought you were getting ready to head North?

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#10 posted 03-25-2015 02:10 AM

Wish we got pecan down our way Jim, it looks nice to work with.
A handy tool for the better half :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#11 posted 03-25-2015 02:12 AM

very nice spoon I like the design on the handle. My Mother had a long wooden spoon, not so much for big cooking pots but to extend her reach to whack us kids as we moved quicker than she did.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#12 posted 03-25-2015 02:35 AM

One that size was the greatest fear of my kids but they all survived and love Mother all the more for it .
Nice spoon Jim and I would love to know how to make one .


-- Kiefer

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#13 posted 03-25-2015 05:10 AM

Nice work Jim, you turn out some fantastic pieces!

-- Chris Knight - West Michigan -

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#14 posted 03-25-2015 10:56 AM

Nice spoon, she is very lucky to have you.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 03-25-2015 12:36 PM

Jim well done.

-- Ron Campbell

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