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Simple 9" spoon (for the Smithsonian)

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I have been invited to submit two spoons for a project that is going in the Smithsonian. Both must be exactly 9” in length. This, the first one, is very conservative. The second one will be WILD as I have it drawn out. We’ll see which one they choose.

-- Just another woodworker





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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2246 days ago

This is a nice spoon. To me this is an absolutely gorgeous spoon. Seeing the second one to compare the two will be nice as well.

Thanks for the post.

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

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scottb

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#2 posted 2246 days ago

Ok… elaborate.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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schwingding

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#3 posted 2246 days ago

I don’t know a lot more about it. After my recent exposure of the Lee Valley tools catalog cover, I got a lot of commission work. One of the inquiries was from a very serious spoon collector. He is putting together a collection of 99 spoons that must fit one specific dimension as mentioned. The collection is to be somehow part of the Smithsonian, but I am not exactly sure how. I am being paid for the work and will deliver them to him, when I know more I’ll let you know.

-- Just another woodworker

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 2246 days ago

When I opened the project page, it came up so that I could see this spoon, but the name of the poster was cut off by the bottom edge of my screen. I thought “Gee, that sure looks like some of Mike’s work.” Then I scrolled down and saw I was correct.

Great stuff, as always!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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scottb

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#5 posted 2246 days ago

Awesome, I’m most intrigued…

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Martin Sojka

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#6 posted 2246 days ago

wow.. I really enjoyed viewing your gallery. Excellent woodworking and excellent photos!

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 2246 days ago

Now that would really be a challenge for most Jocks. Brilliant work.

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

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 2245 days ago

Sweet!!! What a compliment (deserving, of course)

This spoon is beautiful. Except for the curved handle it reminds me of a wooden spoon that I use (been passed down a few generations). It is my favourite spoon to use. I guess it is the shape of the bowl and the tip of the bowl that makes it special.

Can’t wait to see the second spoon and to hear more about the project

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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jockmike2

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#9 posted 2245 days ago

Congratulations, on having a piece put in the Smithsonion, quite an honor. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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rikkor

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#10 posted 2245 days ago

That spoon is really sweet. Congrats on the recognition. I am keeping my catalog.

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Les Hastings

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#11 posted 2245 days ago

Congratulations! All your work is very impressive. Makes wanna go try a spoon.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Mark A. DeCou

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#12 posted 2231 days ago

send me a note and tell me how the invitation was sent to you. I’d enjoy hearing how you were selected.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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