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Blackberry Cane/Wood Utensils

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Project by jaykaypur posted 04-27-2015 12:18 AM 1232 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made these out of blackberry cane/wood material. The old growth piece I used was about 2” in diameter. I have 1000’s of wild blackberry bushes on the property. They started out as 3 spoons but I reworked 2 of them into a knife and fork. They are very durable which is surprising because the material is VERY easy to work with. Sometimes you just get lucky. They were finished with CB oil and will be given out with jars of homemade blackberry jam later on this year. Thanks for the looks and comments.

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#1 posted 04-27-2015 12:26 AM

Very cool wood, great pieces. love blackberry jam.

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

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#2 posted 04-27-2015 12:27 AM

I like em

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#3 posted 04-27-2015 12:42 AM

Very nice looking set. Cool idea to give a handmade gift with that of nature. That fork is awesome.

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

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#4 posted 04-27-2015 12:59 AM

Whoa, never would have thought about using blackberry “wood”. Cool.

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#5 posted 04-27-2015 01:57 AM

i like these utensils, maybe you can expound on how well they worked….would like to know how well they worked on a sizable steak….sorta like caveman if i had to protect my steak from a sabertooth tiger, could i hold my ground…or could i turn the tiger into chop soy
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-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 04-27-2015 03:08 AM

Cool!

Never knew blackberry got that big.

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

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#7 posted 04-27-2015 08:59 AM

Hummm, never thought of Blackberry bushes. Neat.

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#8 posted 04-27-2015 11:58 AM

great looking set, speakin of blackberry jam I wish we were neighbors!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#9 posted 04-27-2015 12:39 PM

I love these. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#10 posted 04-27-2015 03:14 PM

Great gift alongside the jam! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 04-27-2015 06:26 PM

Great job and congratulations for thinking beyond the traditional sources for wood. I love discovering new sources of wood for my creations.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#12 posted 04-28-2015 12:03 PM

Those have a wow about em

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#13 posted 04-30-2015 08:26 AM

JK, these are a great idea. I take it that you carve the spoons when the wood is green. Nice job. I didn’t know canes could get this size. Thanks for sharing this project. I am sure the jelly will be great as well. With canes that size, I am glad I am not the one picking the berries.

-- Big Al in IN

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#14 posted 04-30-2015 02:16 PM

Now that is different and rustic and what a great job you did on those and coming up with the idea .

Klaus

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