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Project by mtnwild posted 1756 days ago 1895 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided to get going on Christmas gifts and such.
I have a Chili cooking friend that informed me that the flat nosed or maybe, shovel nosed spoon, was the best chili spoon going. Now the flat nosed spoon was completely new to me, but she made a good point, so I was inspired to create this chili spoon for her. Makes a great handle. Made from maple from my fire wood pile.
The bread boards are redesigned. On my new design I used a runner, stringer type system. On my first racks I had to use brads to hold everything together, with this new design everything holds it’s self together. No hardware, just a spot of glue here and there. This is what I had in mind all along but was too dumb to figure out the first time. Brain cells finally kicked in, Duh…... These are made with scrap mahogany and maple. The finish is butcher block oil.
Hope you enjoy…......Jack….................

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

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#1 posted 1756 days ago

The spoons and racks look great. That spoon with the chile handle is my favorite. Well done.

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#2 posted 1756 days ago

Very nice job on the boards and spoons, I am going to go scavenging in our firewood this afternoon.

-- Joanne, New York,

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#3 posted 1756 days ago

Love the design of the spoons and bread board. Now if I can only find someone with a frieplace so I can dig thru their wood pile. LOL

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#4 posted 1755 days ago

great … i like the spoons and the boards

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#5 posted 1755 days ago

Great deisgn and great work

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1755 days ago

Thanks you guys and Joanne…...................

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

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#7 posted 1755 days ago

Very cool spoons. Are they completely your own design? Which one feels more natural when you pick it up? I tried to make a spoon like this for making stews (to scrape up the brown bits after browning the meat) but the alignment did not feel right.

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#8 posted 1755 days ago

Thanks mtkate.
The flat nose was not my idea. My cook friend showed me that design on a real plain old useful spoon. I came up with putting the chili on the handle though. I can’t believe it has not been done before though. Probably has, I know those chili cookers are sometimes fanatics at their craft. Bet they have all sorts of cool tools.
The pepper though really is comfortable to hold. The other one, I was just messing around, but find the indentations make for good holding, also comfortable.

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

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#9 posted 1755 days ago

Hey I really like the spoons and the bread boards as well! Excellent job. That Chili Pepper on the handle tells me to beware of the pepper in this Chili! Great design. Those bread boards look great as well. I made a few picture frames with that same interlocking joinery that you used. That is not as easy as it looks, to get everything interlocked and flat at the same time. Great job and thanks for sharing.

Ken McGinnis
p.s. Is that Chili Pepper spoon ladle , good for a full bowl, with each scoop?

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#10 posted 1755 days ago

Thanks Ken. I doubt you’d get a full bowl with one scoop. Don’t really know, have not actually used it. I’m pretty new at spoon making so it’s all a surprise to me too. She’ll let me know how it functions I’m sure.Will probably try a couple more spoons to check out difference lengths and such. I think she’d actually like one even longer. I think she uses a really big pot.

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

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#11 posted 1754 days ago

Fantastic design, on the spoons and the breadboards or whatever they are. Nice job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 1715 days ago

These are a good idea. I always wondered why more spoons weren’t made this way. Well done!!

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

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