Ambrosia tiger maple spoons

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Project by Neightdogg posted 1401 days ago 1594 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 1401 days ago

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 1401 days ago

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 1401 days ago

Real cool, Nathan! Nice work, nice save.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#4 posted 1401 days ago

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

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

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#5 posted 1401 days ago

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

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#6 posted 1401 days ago

No point in burning something that pretty. Good work!

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#7 posted 1401 days ago

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 1401 days ago

Very cool spoons

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1401 days ago

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

-- Nathan

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#10 posted 1337 days ago

Outstanding use of firewood. The spoons look terrific!

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

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