Spoon for Guy Fieri

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Project by Triumph1 posted 11-01-2010 07:44 PM 3871 views 5 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of those projects that was just fun to do from the start. The spoon was designed and crafted for Guy Fieri. I have always liked watching his shows and thought it would be cool to make him his own personalized wooden spoon. I was about to start on a spoon for a friend and thought…why not do one for Guy also. I had a blast designing, carving and wood burning the spoon. It started life as a 3” x 3” X 16” piece of hard maple. After some intricate compound cuts on a bandsaw the carving began. It was finished with three soakings of mineral oil while being wet sanded with 400 grit sand paper….it felt like velvet in your hands. I shipped it off to his company “Knuckle Sandwich” two weeks ago and this Friday I received a hand written thank you letter from Guy himself…awesome! I was pretty blown away. I want to thank Lori at Knuckle Sandwich for taking the time and helping with all of this. Great company full of very nice people. This letter is definitely going to be framed!

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#1 posted 11-01-2010 07:57 PM

As guy said “That Is Off The Hook!”

You never cease to amaze me Jeff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#2 posted 11-01-2010 08:03 PM

yup ditto I love it..

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

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#3 posted 11-01-2010 08:06 PM

How fun! Now I have to go find out who this person is.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#4 posted 11-01-2010 08:11 PM

Very cool and original. I’m sure Guy thought this spoon was awesome.
Would be even better if he displayed it on one of his shows!

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#5 posted 11-01-2010 08:18 PM

That’s the way to go, Jeff. Great post. This is what LJ is all about. Straight from the heart. Rand

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#6 posted 11-01-2010 08:45 PM

Fantastic personalized spoon, to say the least! It’s great that he sent a handwritten letter acknowledging all your effort as well.

You didn’t happen to make the holes the right size to measure different servings of spaghetti through, did you? That’s what came to my mind when I first saw the holes.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#7 posted 11-01-2010 09:02 PM

i concur off the hook

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 11-01-2010 09:35 PM

Nice Spoon!!

Lucky You! Made a rolling pin and had it hand delivered to Alton Brown- haven’t heard anything back, yet.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 11-01-2010 09:48 PM

A well balanced and beautiful design, Jeff.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#10 posted 11-01-2010 11:09 PM

Great stuff as usual Jeff!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#11 posted 11-01-2010 11:23 PM


-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#12 posted 11-01-2010 11:44 PM

Wow! Jeff…......that’s an awesome spoon. I think Guy is one of the koolest cooks around. Really like watchin his DDD show. We’ve made plenty of “notes”, and names of some of the restaurants he’s had on his show. He was here in KY, in Frankfort not long ago. In fact, this just reminded me to go to check out the joint he visited. I know where it’s located, but don’t remember the name of it… I’m hungry

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#13 posted 11-01-2010 11:47 PM

Guy owes me about ten pounds. It’s HIS fault !

Very cool spoon. Glad he’s not “too far gone” to take the time to write a personal thanks, too. Still fairly grounded !

Great work !

-- -- Neil

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#14 posted 11-01-2010 11:48 PM

I like Guy’s shows too. This is a unique and wonderful spoons.

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 11-02-2010 12:50 AM


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

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