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Project by Spoontaneous posted 1293 days ago 1510 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friend that let’s me use his garage has some ‘balance’ issues and wanted a cane for stability. The shaft is a twisty that I found in TN a couple of years back and I made a handle from quilted maple, which is inlaid with a sea shell slice set in pigmented epoxy.

A fellow employee had this knife blade for 10 years or so. I cleaned it up a bit and added a rosewood and silver handle. The tang on this thing was only about two inches long and 1/4” wide, so I positioned the handle further back on the blade than what might be standard…. just to make it more usable.

The first spoon might look familiar since I made one like it a few weeks ago. This came from the same ‘blank’ so it was already cut out. I have a couple of more blanks but I’m bored with it already.

I got a piece of freshly cut Macadamia wood off ebay and made a spoon. Being wet it clogged up all my bits and was slow to carve. As it dried out it co-operated more.

The cedar spoon is called Loves me, Loves me Knot and was a pretty good idea with poor execution. The original concept was just the flower…. Loves me, loves me not… but then I thought instead of ‘not’, I would go with ‘knot’. So I tried not only to have the sapwood be the flower petals, but also worked in a knot in the spoon bowl. It didn’t work so well and next time I plan to do one of the original idea and use color dyes.

The ‘seconds’ spoon is from the same block as the cane handle. The idea was a double spoon…. sort of like Oliver asking for “more”. Thanks for looking.

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





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polecat

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#1 posted 1293 days ago

Nice projects, All so cool

-- polecat, south alabama

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RetiredCoastie

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#2 posted 1293 days ago

Very nice work. Thanks for posting!

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whitedog

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#3 posted 1293 days ago

All are excellent.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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Bogdanovich

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#4 posted 1293 days ago

I rely like your work. Objects are beautiful. Approach to idea also. I miss the words- organic, natural… ?

-- My English and my woodworking are matching skills.

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mtnwild

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#5 posted 1293 days ago

I love your small projects that are huge!

Super cane! Great twist theme going there. That shell is cool.

All your spoons are great but that simple one with the bulls eye spoon and live edge, is really a Zen project. I don’t know, that is one cool spoon.

Great little big projects….............

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#6 posted 1293 days ago

Gude stuph!

Some fine work, beautifully executed. The knife in pic. 2 is a real beauty, especially. They are all well balanced designs of great integrity though. Very considerate post as well, given the quality of each item.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Clung

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#7 posted 1293 days ago

those are all great! Beautiful work.

-- Clarence

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B13

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#8 posted 1293 days ago

Very cool! creations

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steiner

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#9 posted 1293 days ago

Beautiful work.

-- Scott - Katy, Texas

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Kindlingmaker

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#10 posted 1293 days ago

Your skil and imagineation go well together! Great looking projects!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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rivergirl

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#11 posted 1292 days ago

I love your stuff- especially number 3!

-- 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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Roman Hrytsak

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#12 posted 1291 days ago

I think that I could get along with you Spontaneous! Those are COOL pieces and all are one-of-a-kind!
I’ll be watching your site for more.

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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CptWingnut

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#13 posted 1277 days ago

beautiful work

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