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Project by Spoontaneous posted 01-18-2011 12:24 AM 1461 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Reclining Nude spoon I pulled out of a brush pile last week. I think it is Live Oak.

The second is Black Cherry Burl and I carved the bowl around the concentric circles.

The squiggly one is cherry.

On the Witch I left the bark attached on the bowl and the hat, hair and face. It was a piece of Witch Hazel (hence the name) that I cut a bullet in half on the first cut.

The Lizard is from the same piece of Black Cherry as the other. Couldn’t give much detail to the feet so I made him club-footed.

The last one is called ‘A Salute to Norm’ and is Maple Burl. If you haven’t seen his work, he makes the prettiest spoons on this planet.

Thanks for looking.

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

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#1 posted 01-18-2011 12:32 AM

Wow, fantastic work! Very creative. I’ve not seen a lot of nudes in wood…

-- She was only a rancher's daughter, but all of the horsemen knew her.

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#2 posted 01-18-2011 12:39 AM

Great looking spoons. Your spoons are exceptional, and on par with Norm’s.

-- Steven

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#3 posted 01-18-2011 12:58 AM


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#4 posted 01-18-2011 03:07 AM

fun stuff spoonman

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

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#5 posted 01-18-2011 03:09 AM

Very creative artistic mind. cool! spoon’s.

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#6 posted 01-18-2011 03:18 AM

Now that someone called you Spoonman I can’t get the song out of my head! These are awesome. Each one going off in its own direction of design. I love a little live edge on the spoon but who could resist the lizard! Thanks for sharing with us.

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

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#7 posted 01-18-2011 05:25 AM

What an inspiration you are to other carvers. Your spoons are tops in my book. WOW

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#8 posted 01-18-2011 06:41 AM

Spoon art. Awesome. Artist always raise the bar in woodworking. Love it. Thanks for posting.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#9 posted 01-18-2011 01:19 PM

loving your spoons!! Very very much

that second one—my favourite. VERY creative (all of them)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 01-18-2011 03:45 PM

Carving is enjoyable for sure, great job

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#11 posted 01-18-2011 08:09 PM

Super cool spoons. Great to see your work, thanks for sharing.

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

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