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Project by Spoontaneous posted 721 days ago 1653 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Seg Man Ted (segmented) the 4th piece made from the recycled computer desk. Cheap MDF laminate sliced into ‘boards’ and reassembled as a face. I splattered it with wood dyes and used 18k gold paint for the eyes and lips. 21 1/2” tall. I used washers to space the pieces. Just a change of pace. The rest of the desk is here: and here

The first spoon is cedar using mostly the sapwood.

The second spoon I call ‘Once in a Blue Spoon’ When I pulled the bark from the handle it reminded me of the lunar surface. I bought some dye a year or so back and wanted to try it out.

Cat-A-Comb (catacomb) is walnut…. a little over 4” tall.

The spoon with the bark inclusions is maple burl.

I think the next one is Cocobolo??? Anybody know? I don’t really like the way this wood works but it has a nice color and grain.

A couple carved from a yellow blooming tropical tree locally known as Yellow Tabby.

...and this one looked like a lamb chop

one from spalted macadamia…

and finally, a remarkably detailed carving of a boat….

Thanks for having a look.

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

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Clint Searl

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#1 posted 721 days ago

Cool stuff; very imaginative.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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#2 posted 721 days ago

Your vision and technique is as strong as ever with this new group. The cedar piece tells me of a spoon-full of tomato soup that I had years ago, a topographical map of the wonder of wood. The cat’s a delightful pun. Don’t ever sail away on us.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#3 posted 721 days ago

Like the old saying goes: “Far-Out”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 721 days ago

I like them all, this shows you let the wood speak to you and let you know how it wanted to be presented, or maybe that’s just my wood, or all the voices in my head, KEEP I DOWN GUYS I’M TRYING TO TYPE! ha ha ha
All of them are very nicely done

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

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#5 posted 721 days ago

I like everyone of these. You are quite imaginative and show a lot of creativity.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 721 days ago

Nice work, Terry, looks like you’ve been having fun! Wow, I love the spalted macadamia, and the maple burl with live edge…I’m a sucker for live edge work.

Yep, that one spoon looks like cocobolo…tons of yellow…what sort of finish did you get to stick to that cocobolo? Hey, what brand of dye did you use on Blue? Love that shade of blue with the gold leaf…beautiful!!!!!!

Please keep ‘em coming…...

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

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Roman Hrytsak

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#7 posted 721 days ago

Great work Terry. I love them all! I especially like the blue one! Keep them coming! RH

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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#8 posted 721 days ago

brilliant – and that boat!! the detail in the carving :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Steve Esterby

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#9 posted 721 days ago

A person must master a craft to be a great artist. You certainly have mastered yours! This is great ART. I do hope you are getting good exposure for your work beyond lumberjocks….......I think you could market the boat!

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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Donna Menke

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#10 posted 721 days ago

Each one of your pieces would do well in an art gallery. You should bring them to a high end gallery and see if they want to sell them there. They would be wasted at crafts shows- unless they were artsy/craftsy shows. How are you marketing them?

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#11 posted 721 days ago

I like the odds and ends.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 721 days ago

Hey.. thanks for the comments. I appreciate reading them when I come home.

Terry.. I just rubbed on a couple of coats of Waterlox Original… and that seems to be working. I made another spoon from the same wood and finished with mineral oil and wax… and it seems to be alright… just a bit duller.

Donna… Thanks, you are kind. I mostly just sell them on A few here and there. Some go overseas which is kind of fun. I did one art show back in Feb. Sold 16 spoons there. I probably need to expand beyond wooden spoons as that is such a small niche.

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

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#13 posted 721 days ago

Fantastic carvings

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#14 posted 720 days ago

the spoons are lovely, but that face is totally wild & wacky & i adore it.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Donna Menke

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#15 posted 720 days ago

You seem to be one of the fortunate few who actually succeed in selling quite a few items at reasonable prices on Etsy. Too many times I see people trying to sell things there for hardly more than the value of the wood. So many people have found it not worthwhile to list their wood crafts there. I’m encouraged to see someone succeeding. It tells me that there are some buyers with discriminating tastes on that site.
Anybody else having success on a public internet site?

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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