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A couple of spoons

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Project by Spoontaneous posted 06-12-2009 05:10 AM 1575 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

‘Iced coffee’ is carved from a piece of Service berry that I found on ebay. Pretty hard wood but took a nice finish. Has some really interesting grain in the bowl. The cone is a sort of built-in stand.

The ‘Bark’ spoon is just that… a solid piece of bark, from a mahogany tree (I think). This is all bark and no wood.

The ‘Plum’ spoon I got from the same seller as the service berry spoon… a piece of purple plum. Actually, I got three pieces of the plum from him and this was the lesser of the three. I carved it first, since it was wet I wanted to see if it would split before cutting into the ‘nice’ piece. It didn’t split at all (neither did the service berry) and by the time I finished, it was bone dry. A bit harder and more dense than cherry, sanded to 1500 grit it is silky smooth.

‘Wizard spoon’ is so named because my friend, upon seeing it, declared that is what it looks like. It was carved from the same found root as the Ogre’s spoon, posted some time back. I colored this one a bit so it is a little darker. It stands upright on a natural protruding stand.

The ‘Neck tie’ spoon was a pretty good idea gone bad. Made from cherry on a day I shouldn’t have been trying to carve. Carving and being mad at my wife doesn’t work well together. <grin> The curve of the tie should have been opposite (as to break away from the knot), the bowl needs to be shallower and the tie should be half as wide. This might could be a semi-production piece with the changes made.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)





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#1 posted 06-12-2009 05:11 AM

spoontabulus.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-12-2009 05:12 AM

Jim you took the word from me….very nice, i love your creations.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#3 posted 06-12-2009 05:52 AM

looks like you have been having fun ,,, very nice

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 06-12-2009 05:56 AM

Those are ALL, HOT!! Super stuff!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 06-12-2009 07:59 AM

I always like your spoon creations! I am curious though, how did you get into making spoon carvings?

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#6 posted 06-12-2009 01:32 PM

Chris ~ I have notebooks full of ideas, thousands of doodles of things that would be cool to make (furniture, mirrors, sculpture, canes, pipes, bowls, etc., etc. But the problem became that it was impossible to focus. ‘What do I create next’ sort of thing, and before I could start, I would get excited about the ‘newer’ ideas that would come. And I spent literally years ‘paralyzed’ and didn’t make anything, bottle necked as it were. But a few months back I was looking at one of my favorite artist’s website, he carves extraordinarily beautiful spoons,( www.normsartorius.com ) and somehow I grasped the idea that focusing on such a specific ‘medium’ would help with the focus. And it did. I already have 2 notebooks full of spoon designs, and half of my spoons sort of just happen and aren’t designed at all. Long story short… is that I obviously require that self-imposed focus, being somewhat nonlinear. grin Ok, so you got more than you asked for. Now my turn… What does the Latin (?) translate as your signature line?? (Does ‘caput’ mean what I think it does?)

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#7 posted 06-12-2009 02:53 PM

Very arty Spoontaneous and beautiful too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 06-12-2009 04:50 PM

These are really cool and very creative!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#9 posted 06-12-2009 05:48 PM

Great stuff! I like them all. Thanks for showing them.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#10 posted 06-12-2009 07:12 PM

You obviously have Welsh blood they are the great lovers of carved spoons,as young men have to carve a spoon to show their bride to be how much they love them check it out on google.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#11 posted 06-12-2009 07:29 PM

Fantastic spoons; I really like each one of them!

Great job on the photos, too!

-- Frank, Mississippi, Handcrafted wooden rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com

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#12 posted 06-12-2009 11:58 PM

Very creative designs great looking spoons.

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#13 posted 06-13-2009 12:55 AM

Spoontaneous- Thank you for the thorough answer. I to, constantly lose focus because I get excited about what I want to build instead of what I am building. My signature actually says; “I have a catapult. Give me all your money, or I will fling an enormous rock at your head.” I like it because everyone thinks it says something beautiful and profound but actually it’s a funny threat! Makes me laugh and I need to laugh as much as I can!

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#14 posted 06-13-2009 01:15 AM

Iced Coffee is sweet! Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 06-13-2009 02:25 PM

these are amazing—beautiful, inspiring, artistic,—- that bark one!! OH MY GOODNESS.

Brilliant.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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