Birdseye Maple spoons

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-24-2011 06:50 PM 1444 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pair of wooden spoons my customer requested to match some she saw in a kitchen store. I had a pattern to trace and she wanted them to match in color to the mineral streak that was in the maple salad bowl I made for her last year. These are actually greener than in this photo. It is Birdseye maple with Mediterranean stain and three coats of salad bowl finish. They are 3 1/4 wide, 11 1/4 long and 3/4 thick. I am not a carver but I took this job on and at one time I thought I was going to give up when I got to doing the inside. I tried everything in had in Dremel tools and finally got it worked out.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 08-24-2011 07:16 PM

They turned out nice.

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

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#2 posted 08-24-2011 07:25 PM

Beautiful Jim!

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#3 posted 08-24-2011 07:52 PM

Awesome job Jim.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 08-24-2011 09:06 PM

Very swish..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#5 posted 08-25-2011 12:17 AM

Jes’ how many birds did it take… Looks good!


-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#6 posted 08-25-2011 12:17 AM

Interesting design you were given Jim, they came up nicely :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 08-25-2011 01:37 AM

Nice project Jim, you sure are busy.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#8 posted 08-25-2011 02:11 AM

These are outstanding! I wish I had made them. Thanks for posting.

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

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#9 posted 08-25-2011 04:01 AM

Jim, Do you do anything other then being in the shop??? You just post one project after another and they are all fantastic!! These spoons are out of this world!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 08-25-2011 04:20 AM

That Bird’s Eye Maple is fantastic!!!! Nice design too!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#11 posted 08-25-2011 05:13 AM

Those are great. Looks to me like you’re a spoon carver now!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#12 posted 08-25-2011 02:51 PM

bring on the beans-n-cornbread. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 08-25-2011 03:52 PM

Very nice work Jim! Very Nice!
I love the birds eye, really pretty!
I use my dremel for eveything, I too use whatever it takes.
I have people say why don’t you do it like this, I say (1) I don’t know how (2) this works so why change!
Great job and great way to keep pushing to see it through, now if I could just see it through to make the bentwood style rings hmm…..I better get off the computer and get to work! thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#14 posted 08-25-2011 10:01 PM

Those look great, Jim.
I’ve been meaning to attempt a spoon carving for a while now. I guess that since my is broken down and in storage, now might be the best time.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#15 posted 08-26-2011 10:58 PM

You have been busy. Great job on the spoons.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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