Sapele spoon

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New concept/style for me. Not sure what you’d call it, but I’ve been experimenting with a lot of new styles/directions lately, as you’ll see in my other posts. This one is probably my favorite of the half dozen recent attempts. I have a matching fork on the way for it. Comments/critiques welcomed. Finished with lacquer and rubbed down to remove any gloss to a dull sheen.

-- Just another woodworker

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#1 posted 2375 days ago

This is certainly different from your other spoons. The handle adds a unique element to the piece.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 2375 days ago

Great looking spoon. The handle is fantastic.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 2375 days ago

Definitely a non-slip grip. Good job.

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#4 posted 2375 days ago

I was recently thinking about the handles on cooking utensils and why they weren’t fit to the hand. This is nice.
The fine neck at the base, is that sturdy or is this for lightweight spoon work? I’d be afraid of it breaking in two. (Assuming this is for using and not just for looking at)

And.. it’s gorgeous. Love the lines of the wood, the shape of the bowl and the unique design of the handle.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 2375 days ago

Thank you. I don’t make any of my spoons for use, they are intended as decorative items only. Therefore, I don’t usually take usage issues into consideration when making them. I would guess this spoon is sturdy enough to be used, as I do consider (very carefully) proportion when making them. I find that people have an expectation of what a thing should weigh, and if they pick an item up and it is lighter than expected, they will put it back down.

However, after purchased, the owner is free to do as they please!

-- Just another woodworker

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#6 posted 1884 days ago

Nice. I can see this spoon in my wife’s kitchen to be used to taste sauces for seasoning, or for me to steal a taste to quell the saliva flood from the savory odors coming off the stove top. Very elegant design. Special.

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