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Project by mtnwild posted 1239 days ago 2316 views 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started this ladle a few months ago.
I took a fairly good looking piece of old dry maple firewood I’ve been saving and roughed out a pepper handle and solid scoop and handle, then put it aside.
I saw it the other day and decided to finish it up.
Kind of bored with it. It was bulky and unexciting.
Started to mess with it and it ended up like this. Really free form. No plan, just happened. You know, listen to the wood, kind of thing.
Now I really like it and it’s inspired some other ideas for this, maybe in some canes?
The seed pod thing is there too, that’s kind of cool.
Anyway, here’s a new kitchen tool, with the old pepper theme…............
Carved with a flex shaft attached to a Roto-zip.
Finished with the cutting board, veg. bowl, type stuff.

Hope you enjoy….........................

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





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 1239 days ago

Imagine that hiding in the firewood!! Nice job, Jack.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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mtnwild

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#2 posted 1239 days ago

Thanks Bob!

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

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tyvekboy

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#3 posted 1239 days ago

Very interesting form. I like it.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#4 posted 1239 days ago

Wow thats some great wood and most unique design. Nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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mmh

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#5 posted 1239 days ago

Very cool! I mean HOT! I really like the unique character you carved into this.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#6 posted 1239 days ago

Love it! Functional (?), decorative, now my wife wants one!

-- Stephen Mines (Saltmines@aol.com)

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moment

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#7 posted 1238 days ago

That’s a very cool chili dipper ! I think Spoon would like this . Here is a vantage point looking

south where those chili peppers originated . Looking south towards Mexico which is about 200 miles away.

This Texas ” Hill Country ’ as it’s called ( I just call it northern Mexico lol ) Is teaming with deer and abundant

Wildlife of all kinds . There are fresh water springs that just polka-dot the land scape for hundreds of square

miles, and rivers that are ice cold ( RIO FRIO ) even when it’s 105 degrees on a Summers day. There is

also an abundance of 6 and 7 foot fat rattlesnakes and other pesky things that you have to watch out

for. spent some summers here in my youth . Kind of sruffy landscape that sometimes turns into a kind of

Shang-Ri-La around the next low water creek or river in a surprising way. I was sitting by an 8ft fence one moonlit night an a small herd of deer Glided over it ( and me ) like they were flying , without making a sound

except for their breathing . Well that’s a nice ladle , almost tooo nice to be banging around inside a huge cast iron caldron full of CHILI ! Yum …Yum .

I thought i was PMing this message….......Oh well , going to post it because I’m too lazy to re-type it

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Moron

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#8 posted 1238 days ago

ahhhhhhhh

the odd time

the odd place

wood takes a place

and gives pause

to quiet reflection

the “nervana” collection

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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rdlaurance

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#9 posted 1238 days ago

Nice design, Jack. I love it!

-- Rick, south Sweden

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michelletwo

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#10 posted 1238 days ago

makes me want to go start a pot of chili! really super ladle

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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rivergirl

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#11 posted 1238 days ago

Nice! I like the organic flow of this. Christine (learnintodo) will love this!

-- 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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mtnwild

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#12 posted 1238 days ago

Thank you all for those nice comments.

Moment, I’ve never seen that scene in the southwest before, but I have hiked the Southwest, and would really like to visit again. I’ve tried to swim or find relief in those freezing creeks on over 100 degree days and not been able to stay in the water, too cold. Too hot to hike, so you find shade and siesta is about the only thing to do.

Steven, yes you can use it. I might not, but those cooks out there, that I’ve met, will. The good ones will take care of it, the others will put it in the dishwasher.
Have fun making one for your wife, hope I didn’t cause you problems.

Thanks all…...................

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

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Roman Hrytsak

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#13 posted 1238 days ago

Hot tamale!!! You’ve done it again! I’d have that one in my kitchen any day be it decorative or functional. I prefer the decorative side. What a conversation piece over a hot bowl of chilli and a glass of wine! Keep it coming.

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

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#14 posted 1238 days ago

That’s a very nice ladle, Jack. I like it a lots. May I ask what was your tool of choice to scoop it out with?

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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mtnwild

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#15 posted 1238 days ago

Thanks Roman!!

helluvawreck, I use a small round burr type bit, for hollowing. Then the sandpaper bit to rough smooth it, then hand sand it all at the end. Lots of dust. Sometimes I jig up my shop vac to suck up the dust as I’m working.
Thanks….................

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

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