The Spoon Give-A-Way

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Project by osageman posted 1949 days ago 2565 views 2 times favorited 84 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I plan on giving away several of my spoons. What I have decided is, to have people guess what kind of wood I used to make this spoon from. I made this spoon not long ago. It is NOT Osage. Not sure how long I will run it before giving the utensils away. The first 3 people with the correct entry wins an Osage spoon. NO cheating. You only get one chance, one guess. And this spoon is Not for sale. I love when you get nice figure in the bowl area. This one will go in my personal collection. The 3 winners will get to choose the utensil of their choice. (except, ladles) Please post them in the comment section. Hope you enjoy…

OK, let the guessing begin, John

-- OsageWare

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#1 posted 1949 days ago

seeing how i have almost no experience with identifying wood.. ill take a shot in the dark.



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John Gray

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#2 posted 1949 days ago


-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#3 posted 1949 days ago

Nice work! Mulberry?

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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#4 posted 1949 days ago

My thought was cherry as well. I have my doubts about it being a common easily recognisable wood though, seeing as it’s a contest and all you’ve probably made it somewhat difficult. But I’ll wager a guess nonetheless.

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#5 posted 1949 days ago

Great looking spoon. My guess is apple.

Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 1949 days ago

I’m not good at wood ID, but I’m going cherry too. Very nice work.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 1949 days ago

Beautiful spoon and lovely choice of wood.
I was also thinking of cherry, or possibly Canarywood…............ but my choice is going to be:


You do great work, can’t wait to see your’e entire process.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#8 posted 1949 days ago

I can’t reveal if anyone is right or wrong since I am giving it to the first 3 people that has the right wood. SO, I guess I will give you a hint; if 3 people guess one certain wood and you don’t hear that there is a winner, then you can eliminate that wood from the choices. When the 3 right choices have been made then I’ll reveal the wood. It probably will be hard because, even the same wood of a species can vary in color.

I’ve posted another blog in the series. It has to do with picking the right wood. The next blog will be on making patterns. John

-- OsageWare

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#9 posted 1949 days ago

Hmmmmm. Dogwood.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#10 posted 1949 days ago

I’m going to guess plum.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#11 posted 1949 days ago

Well it is a nice spoon and I’m going to venture the same guess as majeagle1 and say Olivewood

How is the instructional video coming? Anxious to see how it’s done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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Scott Bryan

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#12 posted 1949 days ago

I will have to add my vote for Olivewood as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#13 posted 1948 days ago

I think hickory.

It is beautiful.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#14 posted 1948 days ago

My guess is you used a “Real Nice Piece of Wood”
Great lookin spoons!

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#15 posted 1948 days ago

I vote for Apple.

John, I enjoyed talking to you and as soon as I finish the bed I am working on I will attempt a couple of spoons.

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