Twisted beech

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Project by schwingding posted 02-26-2008 05:24 AM 1576 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Not one of my favorite experiments, but it is kind of neat. Made from beech, waxed and left alone. Has too much of a “crafts show” appeal for me (not that there’s anything wrong with that, it just isn’t my typical style). Comments welcomed.

-- Just another woodworker

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#1 posted 02-26-2008 05:27 AM

This certainly is a unique piece. You might consider doing a blog on your construction processes.

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

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#2 posted 02-26-2008 01:43 PM

what is the top photo?

The best part of this spoon, for me, is how the ends of the handle meet – united yet still separate entities.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 02-26-2008 01:52 PM

Thanks! The top photo is the same spoon. The wood bends easily, even though totally dry. That was completely unexpected for me. I made the thing by cutting a normal spoon out of the blank, then cutting the handle lengthwise in two, wrapping the two halves around each other, and letting it dry that way. Then I shaped the two handles to round. I had no idea I’d be able to unbend it thereafter.

-- Just another woodworker

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#4 posted 02-26-2008 02:50 PM

WOW! Very cool and I love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 02-26-2008 04:17 PM

I wold love to see how you do that.

-- Hope Never fails

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#6 posted 02-27-2008 12:28 AM

Very nice project. Of course the twisting of the wood makes this a keeper. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#7 posted 02-27-2008 01:26 AM

that is weird… cool.. but weird!!! bendable wood handles.. huh!

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#8 posted 02-27-2008 01:30 AM

Great experiment, and a beautiful result. You talk about bending it and letting it dry. Does that mean that the wood is green?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 02-27-2008 01:41 AM

That is interesting!

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#10 posted 04-21-2009 08:33 PM

Cool, neat fact about the bendable handle..

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

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