Oil paints anyone?

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Project by Jimthecarver posted 11-04-2009 11:47 PM 1999 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of weeks back while at the local wood carvers meeting, A friend ask if I could possibly carve her a spoon…..{this is the funny part}.... before I get famous. Well I did get a bit of a laugh out of it.
So one of the only things I know about her is she likes to oil paint, and wow is she ever good at her skill.
She offered to buy it but I thought hey why not trade work? She agreed and that day I started on the design and lay out.
I carved this spoon design before but added the pallet and brush.
It is carved from Jacaranda, my friend Evey gave me. It is a very tight grain and very hard wood to carve but holds detail well.
This spoon is not meant to be used in food prep.
Thanks for the view….and keep working your wood LJ’s

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

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#1 posted 11-05-2009 12:27 AM

Very cool ! I like everything about it . you are the spoon man

Great Job!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#2 posted 11-05-2009 12:44 AM

great work ,

what scale are we in here ?

congrats on the trade !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 11-05-2009 02:06 AM

Great job Jim a very special spoon

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 11-05-2009 03:20 AM

Gorgeous spoon. You did a super job with it.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 11-05-2009 04:47 AM

Beautiful job on that, very special….....................

Would love to see what you traded it for…...............

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

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#6 posted 11-05-2009 05:50 AM

Awesome spoon

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#7 posted 11-05-2009 12:06 PM

fantastic and I love the “before you get famous” comment as well.. how true, how true.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 11-05-2009 03:40 PM

looks great
i can’t imagine how much time that takes

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#9 posted 11-10-2009 09:19 PM

Great job

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 12-01-2009 07:13 PM

“Not meant to be used in food prep.” Well, what IS good for? JUST KIDDIN’! That is an awesome piece of work. You cats on here, with your carvin’ and cuttin’ and sandin’ just keep blowing me away with the things you create. Thank you for sharing your work!!!

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#11 posted 04-27-2010 06:30 PM

Wow Jim, you set the bar pretty high, your work is amazing!

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