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i made these two items for my friend in arizona, we both like and enjoy all types of beans, and these were made for him. the ladle is made from red cedar, and the spoon is made from sassafras. we sometimes talk of opening a restaurant that would serve nothing but different beans and bean soups.. we would call it..CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER…for obvious reasons….each chair would have a whoopie cushion built into the seat..:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

7430 posts in 1506 days


#1 posted 1386 days ago

These look great, Grizzman! I wish I could carve! I think that my ladle will be in the shape of a shoe! (Now there’s something we can do with them when we are done! – you would have to have a big foot though!)

Do you use a power carver (Dremel) or do it by hand. They really are very cool!

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 1386 days ago

You are too much Bob, can’t you ever be serious? These are great carvings, I love that ladle, I tell you what, I’ll make the bowls for the bean soup. Wouldn’t that be cool. Coarse the health dept. wouldn’t let us get away with it. I don’t think you’d need the whoopie cushions under the seats, what you would need to serve are gas masks. Love ya buddy, glad to see you busy, mike

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

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ellen35

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#3 posted 1386 days ago

Great utensils, Grizz!
My grandparents had things like this… i think I still have a couple that have stood the test of time.
They are destined to be heirlooms and passed down as mine were.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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grizzman

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#4 posted 1386 days ago

good idea mike on the bowls…we could open up a place and we would have a sign that said..IF YA DONT EAT YOUR BEANS, THATS OK….WELL GIVE EM TO MIKEY…HE EATS ANYTHING…..LOL….now that is funny…gas masks are right...Ellen that is great that you have some from previous family…those are the types of items that are cherished from family to family…i hope the ones i gave make it to a new generation…i might do a set for each of my boys….good idea…thanks…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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patron

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#5 posted 1386 days ago

can you collect the gas
and run the stove
to cook the beans with it
hoses from the whoopie cushions
give discount to preferred customers
or like those clubs in some states
have your own collector tank
and get charged only for the soft drinks
and ice (the ice served in the cushion)
very upscale idea
little meters on the tanks
so everyone can try for a weekly prize

great carving there grizz
nice spoons

-- 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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 1386 days ago

Patron – I don’t know what to say! :? LOL!

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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patron

12947 posts in 1927 days


#7 posted 1386 days ago

shelves along the walls
with kerr jars sealed
autoghraphed
by robert de niro
madona
politicians

-- 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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Woodbutcher3

364 posts in 1473 days


#8 posted 1386 days ago

Love the wood utensiles. I made a couple out of Maple 20 years ago and we still use them in our kitchen

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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Karson

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#9 posted 1386 days ago

Griz: Some great looking carving. I think your restaurant iis a hair raising idea.

There is a restaurant in Independence, MO called Dixon’s Chilli. been there for years and counts Harry Truman as one of their customers.

But my favorite was OT Hodges in St. Louis, just down the street from my office.

They served an item called a “Slinger” two hamburger patties, covered with a fried egg, then cheese and everything covered by Chilli. What a great way to start a day.

The waitresses were loud mouthed and yelled the order to the cook. All of the employees were convicted felons, the owner hired them to get them retrained.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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savannah505

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#10 posted 1386 days ago

Whoa!!!!!!!!! Grizzman – Please do not follow Patrons advice, you must not serve politicians, or certain actors and actresses, way to much GAS is emitted from them naturally, let alone the tremendous volume of gas that would then be released from eating beans too. You wouldn’t dare have an open flame on your stove or ovens with people like that there, they already produce enough to power Washington DC. Remember, safety first when working with explosive material, and they are full of it. On the other hand, if you could get them all together for one big meal, and then have a suicide bomber run through the restaurant flicking a Bic, then the loss of the restaurant would be worth it, as you would be indulged with money from grateful Americans who would be so appreciative of your sacrifice, but patriotic act to rid us all of traitors. Oh, great ladle and spoon, would love to have a source of sassafras root for making natural root beer.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Dennisgrosen

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#11 posted 1386 days ago

very niiice carving they look like they cuold hold up to the meals

and ceep the gasmeter running foks ….then I´m sure he will
soon make some saurkraut to us with some delikat bratwurst

take care
Dennis

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reggiek

2240 posts in 1856 days


#12 posted 1385 days ago

You could even sell an auto kit….a cushion with a hose direct into the “gas” tank. Then you could advertise meals by how many miles to the bowl….or get the “maximizer” with an extra 20 miles (has a helping of chili fries and brussell sprouts on the side). I also agree about serving politicians – they already expell way too much noxious gas as it is…..Sorry…had to throw that in.

Anyway, very nice utensils. Wood is so much better as it does not retain heat so that you burn your hands. It is easy to clean and I have never heard of an outbreak of food poisoning that was traced back to any wooden implements…..I’ve used wooden bowls, spoons and utensils all my life and never had any illness due to them.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Roz

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#13 posted 1383 days ago

Grizz,
I recommend you stick to wood working and leave the resturant business to others. Nice work!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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Flemming

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#14 posted 1382 days ago

beans beans the magical fruit, the more you eat the more you…
nice projects grizzman :)

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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