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Project by Spoontaneous posted 12-18-2011 03:32 AM 1743 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tendril is carved from Elm burl… the idea being one of a tendril wrapping around upon itself. 5-6 inches maybe.

Twisty is one of those saplings that you find in the woods where a vine has grown around it. This one was short so became a spoon instead of a cane. Probably 13 inches long. Not sure of the wood… maybe hackberry.. but it was really hard.

UpHeld is kind of embarrassing in the face. I had picked up a bone left behind by the dogs in the yard. It was a bit too thin…. and my carving was goofy that day… so I am going to remake the face when I get to it. Maybe out of polymer clay… but the idea was solid. 9 inches, I think.

The ladle looking spoon was for an author friend of mine in MN. She lets me design the covers for her books, which I really enjoy. She had a sort of spiritual experience beneath this plum tree that grew on her property. She sent me a couple of pieces after the tree expired and I sent this back to her. I call it Mari’s spoon. About 13 inches or so.

The last is just a quick spoon from sycamore. 8-9 inches.

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





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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#1 posted 12-18-2011 04:48 AM

I would like to see a book of your carvings. They fascinate me. Thanks for the look!

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#2 posted 12-18-2011 05:27 AM

AWESOME!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 12-18-2011 05:29 AM

WOW!!! You been busy! Each one so special….....You need a museum for your pieces….......cool man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Opps, double posted on this one. I meant to post on the last one, oh well, they are all super….............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 12-18-2011 05:38 AM

More great lookin’ spoons. Very nice.

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

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#5 posted 12-18-2011 07:51 AM

Very nice!

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#6 posted 12-18-2011 08:48 AM

I like this piece , well done ;))

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

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Roger

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#7 posted 12-18-2011 03:01 PM

very precise

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#8 posted 12-18-2011 03:26 PM

Good stuff. Keep it up.
flint

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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HalDougherty

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#9 posted 12-18-2011 03:55 PM

Beautiful carvings! And great wood selection. I love burl elm and wish I had more of it. I’ve been making tea candle holders from some small pieces on the edge. I may have to try a spoon and salad fork set from some pieces that are too narrow for tea candle bases.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#10 posted 12-18-2011 04:41 PM

Wow.. very impressive,great carvings.

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#11 posted 12-18-2011 08:02 PM

You are the spoon MAN.
Excellent concepts and execution.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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#12 posted 12-19-2011 12:51 AM

Some more great stuff … I always see new ideas .

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#13 posted 12-19-2011 01:22 AM

Again spectaculair work spoon! such fine and soft look to them, i agree with Donna you are the spoon king :)

-- -Thomas -

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#14 posted 12-19-2011 02:01 AM

Very Creative!
Love your twisted ones!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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