Dieter's Spoon

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Project by Spoontaneous posted 1189 days ago 2316 views 12 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first spoon I can’t take the blame for. Back when I posted the Spine spoon, someone else suggested it looked like a dieter’s spoon… so here is a Dieter’s Spoon. Mahogany, rose thorns and a big thorn off of some tropical tree. Approximately 10 1/2” x 2” x 1”.

The Hula spoon was carved from cherry burl. I just circled the areas with the best grain and cut off the rest of it. Turned out looking like a Hula dancer to me. Arms flowing, hip jutted out and the skirt has a live edge bottom. The bowl is cantilevered and is delicately held on by a small section. It measures approx. 7 1/2” x 2” x 1”.

The ‘Night Watchman’ spoon is from a piece of bi-color maple and the bowl is stained dark to represent the night sky. I actually cut this piece wrong. It was meant to just have the moon in the sapwood but, well… you know. It measures about 9” x 1 3/4” x 3/4”

Thanks for having a look.

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

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#1 posted 1189 days ago

Awesome spoons! Extremely creative and fun.

-- toni --- SW WI...working on shop setup....wish I could say diligently. "Time is a healer, a friend & a maker of dreams."

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 1189 days ago

I LOVE your work and vision for what a spoon can be.

-Absolutely love them!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 1189 days ago

I looked at the thread title several times and assumed you’d made a spoon for a German guy named Dieter.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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#4 posted 1189 days ago

I love me some spoontaneous. Keeps getting better. I’ve been trying to pitch to the fiance’ how “kitchen remodel” includes spoontaneous in addition to Wolf and Sub-Zero; standard equipment in my mind. Wish me luck:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 1189 days ago

Made me smile, nice work!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 1189 days ago

Wow! Three Great looking Spoons! Very Nice workmanship!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 1189 days ago

LOL !!!! You may have solve my weight issues. LOVE IT !!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#8 posted 1189 days ago

To funny! um! um! ouch!

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#9 posted 1189 days ago

such a creative mind!
love them.

the moon one reminds me of the logo I use…maybe another spoon idea for you???

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 1189 days ago

Thank y’all for the comments. I enjoy making the spoons.

Al, if you can afford Sub-Zero and Wolf… you can afford me. Ha! That is some serious (and expensive) cooking gear. My sister just remodeled her kitchen (although modestly) and hung one of my spoons in there (‘Bongo’) and a lady up north has the ‘Breast-Feeder’ spoon (pewter) hanging in her kitchen in some sort of frame.

Debbie, that is a cool logo. I am planning on some more ‘moon spoons’. Once I can buy some dye I want to make a blue moon. And my first idea for a moon spoon was to use ebony or African blackwood (with some sapwood) and use silver for the stars. I just have to wait for the right piece of wood to show up.

Thanks again…......

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

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#11 posted 1189 days ago

Spoon, my fiance’ is the chef; I know how to open the fridge but that’s the extent of my ability. I’m really good at admiring spoons, too:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 1189 days ago

The Nightwatchman works really well with that Maple. I wonder if you’ll get any ‘fetish’ interest with the Dieter’s Spoon. Your work is always a pleasure to see for its novelty, humour and quality.

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

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#13 posted 1188 days ago

I love the moon spoon. Great imagination and creativity. Thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 1188 days ago

They are all awesome but I really dig the dieters spoon LOL

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

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#15 posted 1188 days ago

Yep, this is truly the ultimate dieter’s spoon!

-- 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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