Chili spoon

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Project by mtnwild posted 02-25-2010 06:56 PM 3369 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been kind of uninspired lately. In my shop, but mostly reading, cleaning up, messing around. I was burning some scrap pieces to thin out the mess, when I almost threw this piece, I’d been saving for some time, in the fire.
I got to thinking, if I was inspired, what would I do with it. It was a nice size for a spoon. So spoon it was.
Still, just a spoon wont do. LJ’s would be bored. Me too.
Went an easy route, continuing the chili theme,( love the Chili!).
Turned out pretty good, has a good feel. Have not tried it yet. I’ll edit later. The natural feel for it now is to grab the chili pepper in your fist and kind of use it like a shovel.
It’s about 9 inches long, I believe it’s plum wood. I finished with the butcher block oil.
That’s about it, Thanks, ...Jack…......................

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

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#1 posted 02-25-2010 07:00 PM

it’s a beauty … i really like it

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#2 posted 02-25-2010 07:37 PM

Nice, real nice!

-- My reality check bounced...

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#3 posted 02-25-2010 10:38 PM

Very nice spoon Jack. Love the chili pepper & that plum wood looks almost like mahogany.

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#4 posted 02-26-2010 01:42 AM

Yeah, I like that.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 02-26-2010 01:55 AM

The shape of the handle and the bowl part are great. Really makes me think of eating chili.

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#6 posted 02-26-2010 02:21 AM

looks cool … If I made a spoon that nice with a chili on it like that, there is no way I could resist painting the pepper gloss red.

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

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#7 posted 02-26-2010 02:24 AM

Great looking spoon! I hope you don’t allow drinking around that spoon while in use? One too many beers and someone might just chew that chili pepper off the end of that spoon. Congratulations on another great carving. Keep on keeping on.

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#8 posted 02-26-2010 02:43 AM

Thanks you guys!!

DaN, I thought about that but I’m out of paints and stains and don’t really want to spend the money on one little project like this. Decided to leave natural and inexpensive. Maybe more later? Never know…................

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

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#9 posted 02-26-2010 02:56 AM

WOW Nice Spoon

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#10 posted 02-26-2010 05:03 AM

That is a beaut!! I may try that ;-))

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

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#11 posted 02-26-2010 06:29 AM

Cool spoon Jack!

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#12 posted 02-26-2010 06:18 PM

Great spoon, Jack… I love the sinuous quality of it!

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#13 posted 06-14-2010 11:18 PM

I like this spoon a lot. The pepper idea is a good one and fits in the ‘kitchen’ just right. I also like the ‘scoop’ look to the spoon bowl. I’ve worked purple plum before and find that it finishes very smooth. Looks like you were inspired without knowing it.

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

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#14 posted 07-23-2010 05:01 PM

Very cool. I’m unusually fascinated by kitchen utensils. I like that yours looks like it conforms to your hand. Nice.

-- Matt - WildFire Designs

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#15 posted 07-23-2010 05:05 PM

Cool design

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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