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Project by maricamp posted 896 days ago 2262 views 4 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, so I haven’t shared anything for a while, but I have been in the shop quite a bit. I discovered spoon making! and then more recently used wine barrels! So I have made bunches spoons and salad sets out of different hard woods…....then I bought a retired wine barrel and have really enjoyed that! Originally I had visions of making great tables, chairs benches and such…...but, working with those staves are a challange because there is nothing straight on them! So, with one table half done, I have switched to making spoons, salad sets, balancers, butlers and candle holder…....so much fun! So, my sister and I started a small business of wine accessories, she does amazing scripted wine charms and other stuff. I just do the wood stuff! visit us at
winefinity.net!

I would enjoy hearing from anyone else who works with wine barrel staves! marilyn





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will delaney

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#1 posted 896 days ago

Those are the coolest! What a great Idea. I know these will sell faster then you can make them. Now I want to learn about spoon making. Like I don’t already have a hundred projects in my head. Thanks for posting.

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Skylark53

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#2 posted 896 days ago

Great work! You rescue this wood and give it new life in a gorgeous fashion; each spoon and fork has a history-its very own story. Excellent.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 896 days ago

COOL way to make something unusual from something unusual!

Great FIND!

Keep on playing around!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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dhazelton

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#4 posted 896 days ago

Hello, I just started to make some spoons as well. Mine are more organic in shape (i just head to the band saw and start cutting away what doesn’t look like a spoon). How do you hollow out your spoons? So far my stuff is more spatula than spoon. Cheers!

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Andy

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#5 posted 896 days ago

These are fantastic!
Great gift idea and they look practical too.
Your husband shares his shop with you?
What a nice guy.
Andy

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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StumpyNubs

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#6 posted 896 days ago

WOW- Those are nice! Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
Blue Collar Woodworking? That's the best show since wood was invented! ”- The Eastern Northwest Southerner’s Journal

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cathyb

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#7 posted 896 days ago

I think they are cool! You should do very well. Congrats…...

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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maricamp

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#8 posted 895 days ago

Thanks everyone for the nice comments!

dhazelton: I want to branch out into a more organic style…...I want to try making some with limbs/branches. Just haven’t done the research to figure out what kinds of woods are best. Then I discovered the wine barrel staves and am too enamored with that right now! I use a grinding tool by Proxxen to hollow out the spoon. It has it’s limitations, but it’s pretty cool. And, so far I haven’t ground off any body parts!

To Andy, yes I have a nice husband with a pretty well stocked shop to share with me! thank you!

And thanks again for all the nice comments!

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maricamp

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#9 posted 895 days ago

Oh, and stumpy, I can’t wait until I have time to look at your videos! Looks like fun!

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murch

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#10 posted 895 days ago

Beautiful carvings and very practical. Bullseye.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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ptofimpact

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#11 posted 895 days ago

Nice work, and great idea! I have almost a full barell of staves, only used a few to make a table sometime ago. Posted it in projects, but will try and add image here.

Pete in NC

-- Pete in NC

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maricamp

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#12 posted 895 days ago

thanks for sharing, Pete, very nice. I really am going to get back to mine. It’s full height of the staves, the staves bow inward, and I want to have a table surface near the top for a plant. (about an 11” diameter) I didn’t plan it out right and ended up with only about 7”, not enough for the planter, and it looked too “tippy”, so I took it apart and need to redo it. But, I will! When I get the spoon obsession out of the way!

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ptofimpact

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#13 posted 736 days ago

Hello again, I plan on trying to make a large spoon and paddle for stirring, from barrel staves. They are approx 32 inches in length, the Grandaughter goes camping with a group, and they cook over fire, in a ‘large cauldron’ she needs 2-3 foot long stirring utensils. Was wondering, after you sand and shape, do you treat with Mineral oil or something else that is safe for food?
Thanks

-- Pete in NC

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 735 days ago

Mineral Oil would work great on them…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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maricamp

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#15 posted 735 days ago

I use mineral, just remind the user to refresh when it starts looking dry. Would love to see a picture of your Paul Bunyan spoon and paddle!

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