Ambrosia tiger maple spoons

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Project by Neightdogg posted 10-30-2010 05:57 PM 2034 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While splitting firewood I noticed some of the maple had ambrosia streaks through it and decided the wood was better suited for spoons than the fire pit. I re-sawed some of the fire wood on the band saw and have used book matched pieces for this set of spoons. It was my happy surprise to see while carving the spoons that the wood is also tiger striped. I think I am more excited about these than my wife is. :)

-- Nathan

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#1 posted 10-30-2010 07:13 PM

awesome use of the streaks!! very nice!!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#2 posted 10-30-2010 07:36 PM

Real nice spoons Nathan. Spoons and other kitchen utensils aren’t as easy to get right as some might think. You did real good work on these and the ambrosia streaks give them a unique look. I haven’t made too many wooden utensils, but they seem to last forever. I even put them in the dishwasher without any problems! So a good investment in time.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 10-30-2010 09:56 PM

Real cool, Nathan! Nice work, nice save.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#4 posted 10-30-2010 09:57 PM

Great looking spoons, I like the look also.
Great work and great save!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 10-30-2010 10:02 PM

realy niice wood you found and a good choise of project for it
thankĀ“s for sharing

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#6 posted 10-30-2010 10:02 PM

No point in burning something that pretty. Good work!

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#7 posted 10-31-2010 04:32 AM

Really nice spoons. The contrast of the light and dark set them off. When you said, ”I think I am more excited about these than my wife.” Did you mean that you are more excited about the spoons than your wife is excited about the spoons… or that you are more excited about the spoons than your wife? <jk>

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

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#8 posted 10-31-2010 04:56 AM

Very cool spoons

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 10-31-2010 04:59 AM

Yikes, no comparison. I am more excited about my wife! Typo fixed. :)

-- Nathan

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#10 posted 01-03-2011 04:53 AM

Outstanding use of firewood. The spoons look terrific!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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