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Project by terryR posted 01-31-2012 08:32 PM 2153 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are the latest spoons I’ve ‘carved’ using every tool in the shop. Their shapes are sorta simple and classic, but as soon as someone feels the finished piece which has been hand sanded to 1500 grit, they don’t wanna put it down!

woods used are: walnut laminated to chakte viga (sort of a failed experiment, I think); cherry laminated to American Chestnut; osage orange (I love the stuff); and walnut lam. Am chestnut (probably a keeper!)

Each is finished with 3 coats of mineral oil/wax…signed and dated.

I use the little Proxxon 2” angle grinder with the chainsaw attachment to hollow out the bowls, and several sanding tools to remove those tool marks, then hours of hand sanding wearing band-aids! I love the Proxxon…will try to grab some photos while working on the next batch of spoons…

...comments and ideas welcome…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#1 posted 01-31-2012 08:39 PM

A bif hearty WELCOME to LJ, terry. You really put some elbow grease into your beautiful spoons! I did some “sporks” a while back . . . they’d probably play well together! LOL! Well done, terry!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#2 posted 01-31-2012 09:06 PM

cool spoons super work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 01-31-2012 09:12 PM

Nice. I like the contrasting timber.

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#4 posted 01-31-2012 09:48 PM

Welcome to LJ’s ! If you dont want the ” failed experiment” I’ll take it lol… really! Great looking spoons

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#5 posted 01-31-2012 11:14 PM

I like the look and size of these , and it sounds like the feel would be great. Looks like you have caught the spoon addiction also. The lamination looks good.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#6 posted 01-31-2012 11:35 PM

KUTZALL. You have got to try the 1” KUTZALL burr in drill press. Hold blank in hand and lean into it and can cut bowl in 10 min. Finish with fine one and no bandaids. The chainsaw attachment is very course and 2”. 1” course and then fine get to 80 grit sandpaper quick.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#7 posted 02-01-2012 12:55 AM

I love your spoons, they have beautiful grain designs. I can understand your reference to band-aids, I got tired of using them to sand so I bought some finger tape and it works much better. It cost $2.50 a roll.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#8 posted 02-01-2012 01:45 AM

Good looking and colorful spoons, Terry. I like the way the contrasting woods almost make a sort of finial at the handle end. ...especially on that first one. Also, I had to look up ‘chakte viga’ as I’ve never heard of it. The handle shape on the Osage spoon looks really comfortable. Great job on the spoons… !

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

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#9 posted 02-01-2012 03:30 AM

Thanks for the kind comments, and ideas!

PhilIzoel: I definitely want to try a few of those kutzall toys…on my wish list!

Spoontaneous: Thanks, I’ve been a fan of your spoons for a while! That mexican orange wood you had to look up is very nice to work…kinda soft…but a killer luster when finished! Don’t let the spoon I posted serve as a fair example of the wood…

...wish I could find another barn with Am Chestnut in it…


-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#10 posted 02-01-2012 04:32 PM

These are Gorgeous! The classic look and wood combinations are fantastic!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 02-01-2012 11:38 PM

Wow, a chainsaw to make a spoon! I’ve thought about it but only jokingly. Just goes to show that there are a 101 ways to make a spoon. Nice job. I love the osage orange.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#12 posted 02-03-2012 06:32 PM

Man those are some nicely carved spoons and the grain is beautiful!!They look like they fit a hand just perfectly. Very nice job and thanks for sharing .I like the way they sit flat, too!!!!!!

May I borrow your design??....................Jim

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

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#13 posted 02-03-2012 09:03 PM

I would love to hold one of these myself and you have used a lot of creativity in your gluing up the stock. The color combinations are very stunning.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#14 posted 02-04-2012 12:17 AM

Love the osage orange spoon.
Are the laminated spoons decorative or functional or both?

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#15 posted 02-04-2012 02:37 AM

Jim, feel free to copy anything I show…you LJ’s have shared so much with me!!!

SASmith, ummmmm….yes! <g>

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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