Spatula Alla Sellers

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Project by jjw5858 posted 02-26-2012 10:30 PM 2302 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey wood folks, hope you may have checked my new blog review on the Working Wood series Book and DVD’s, if so here is a glimpse of just one of many new things I enjoyed learning how to create.

I like to call it…SPATULA ALLA SELLERS….LOL… interpitation of the begining coursework.

This is a very cool and different Spatula and the kick off lesson in the series.

This was really interesting and a nice workout for the spokeshave, chisels, copesaw, and ears….LOL!

I say ears because one of Paul Sellers main themes is to tune your listening into your work..listen to the chisels, saw…..etc. Hear the woods tones…..and learn what it is teling you as you work…..great stuff and it opens new doors into the room of instincts and creativity.

Sharpening and accuracy are also rules to live by….and even though we know it….it is expressed and shown to a degree that makes it fun and challenging. I would hate to hear what the wood was telling me with dull blades…lol

This project I recomend to anyone of any level…and I think it’s a terrific job to do with anyone who has children or grandkids….very nice way to spend an afternoon.

PLEASE READ: Now…..inportant….I did my piece in Pine…and this is for decoration and learning only…when making one for using food….fruitwoods are more preferred…....Apple, Cherry…etc.

So if interested please look at my review blog on this course…if you want to just have a getaway from your machines for a day….or are looking to go full out with handtool work….Paul Sellers and his course I found so far to be a great way to go!

Thanks for looking…and have fun making this or whatever helps you connect with the calm of working with wood.

Be well and great shavings…Gossamer (Thanks Roy and Paul!)


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#1 posted 02-26-2012 11:08 PM

Nice job. I just started making some spoons and the great thing is you can make a spoon or spatula out of the tiniest piece of scrap. I even made a couple out of some some cherry and walnut from hardwood pallets. I love the concept of listening to the tools and the wood. Someone asked me why I made a spoon the shape that I did and I told her that’s what the wood told me to do – I just followed the natural grain of the wood. A Chinese factory doesn’t do that. Cheers!

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#2 posted 02-26-2012 11:22 PM

Nice work, my daughter like to help me in the shop, this would be good for us to start on, Thanks.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 02-27-2012 12:11 AM

Unique design good job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 02-27-2012 01:50 AM

“I love the concept of listening to the tools and the wood” dhazelton, you took the words right out of my mou…er, keyboard. You handtool guys are definitely onto something cool that’s connected to a place deeper within us. One of these days, I will hopefully head more in that direction.
Thanks for sharing, Joe.

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#5 posted 02-28-2012 10:14 PM

I might have to grab that series. everytime I learn something new from that guy I am in awe.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#6 posted 03-04-2012 01:08 PM

Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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