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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-24-2015 09:11 PM 1219 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was going to use up some wood left over from projects and tried a new design for a serving spoon.They started on the lathe to turn the center section and then the rest was power carved. They are 10” long and 2 1/8” wide on the business end. One is madrone and the other is rosewood with some sapwood in the piece. I’m not sure I like the design. I think it should be longer or have a narrower handle to look right. Any thoughts??

The are finished with Behandla salad bowl finish.

Cheers, Jim

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





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#1 posted 06-24-2015 09:24 PM

Nice job!

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#2 posted 06-24-2015 10:20 PM

nice as usual

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#3 posted 06-24-2015 10:26 PM

Nice Spoons. Spoon making is still on my To-Do-List.

I think for serving spoons 10 inches is long enough. I like the design. That “tail” area looks like it will give some good leverage.

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#4 posted 06-24-2015 10:43 PM

I think the handle end could be a little narrower but they still look goot.

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#5 posted 06-24-2015 10:55 PM

Great looking spoons Jim.

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#6 posted 06-24-2015 11:13 PM

Nicely done with interesting design.

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#7 posted 06-24-2015 11:15 PM

I have never made a spoon, so i can’t comment on that part. But as for the eye appeal, I think you are right. A little longer and the ends look a little on the wide side. Other than that, bingo.
You are a busy boy aren’t you?!

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#8 posted 06-24-2015 11:25 PM

I like them Jim….if you feel the need to redesign, just sent them and a quart of ice cream thus way….lol Another great job sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#9 posted 06-25-2015 12:18 AM

Pretty fancy for wooden spoons and I like them a lot .
Watch the dust from the rosewood it made me sick a while ago .
Klaus

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#10 posted 06-25-2015 12:19 AM

Hi Jim,
I like the timber very much. The business end is perfect. The total length being 10 inches is also perfect.

Now thinking outside the square this is my thought…....leave the flat end as it is because the one spoon could become a “Two in one” .......Imagine gripping the handle with a closed fist….my own hand across the knuckles is 4 inches. Therefore plenty of room for a grip in any presentation.

This is how my idea would work if you were away from home on a Picnic or camping. Scoop out some jam with the spoon end and the flat end would be used for spreading the Jam on whatever you are eating….....now I can hear someone saying, how do you get all the Jam from the Scoop end? Well the answer is to use ones finger to remove what remains on the scoop. On a Picnic I don’t think anyone would be offended by this method. Then what remains on ones finger???.....well, I would just lick my finger!!

Great Project Jim!!! I also like the burn rings you apply to your projects.

Kind regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#11 posted 06-25-2015 12:56 AM

Nice work Jim. Must try some one day.

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#12 posted 06-25-2015 01:03 AM

Jim, I agree with cliff with the two-fer. That could be a selling point. If that is not your intention then I would make the handle narrower for aesthetics. Again I have to comment on the beauty of that rosewood. Nice looking.

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

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#13 posted 06-25-2015 01:07 AM

Nice job Jim, you know you would probably find 10 different people would find 10 different ways of using these spoons, I think they’re great
cheers mate
Pete

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

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#14 posted 06-25-2015 01:50 AM

Nice looking spoons, Jim. Hard to tell by the photo on the length. Can you hold the spoon bowl and get mayo out of the jar with the flat end without getting it all over your fingers? Yes=length is fine. No=needs to be longer. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 06-25-2015 01:58 AM

They are beautiful. Probably be proportioned better if they were longer.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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