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Project by darkhollow posted 806 days ago 1406 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not quite spoons:

1) Musical Spoons, Cherry, 12”long. Inspired by an old story of a group of Chinese brothers, each of which had an unusual skill. One’s talent was the ability to inhale an ocean and hold it in his mouth.

2) three more Musical Spoons, Cherry, 12” long. A fiddle head, an actual head (which many folks believed was modeled after Michael Jordan) and a Dragon which has been interpreted as: a Hog, a Dog, a Rabbit and a Cow.

3) Wedding Spoons, black walnut, 1” across the bowl. These are a traditional piece, stemming from Scandinavian, Welsh, Celtic and African traditions. They are meant to symbolize the two being one.

4) Measuring Spoons, apple, spoon length 6 1/2 inches. These are carved from one piece of Apple, and each spoon measures accurately. the trick to this is to make them a little bigger that needed, fill them with flour measured to the desired amount, and then trim the top of the bowl down to the level of the flour.

5) Creamer, Spalted Maple Burl, 5” long

6) Bird bowl, American Holly, 12” long

-- You say Luddite like it's a bad thing ...





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amagineer

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#1 posted 806 days ago

They are all very unique. I really like the Creamer and bird bowl.

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

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bfergie

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#2 posted 806 days ago

Very impressive set of utensils! I best not show these to my Pastry Chef daughter…

-- Fergie in CO

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Roger

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#3 posted 806 days ago

I’ll bet the pic of the 3 doubles would sound gr8 in an ole jug-band! All, very kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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darkhollow

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#4 posted 806 days ago

I have played spoons like these, though simpler, with some old-time musicians, but just like with my jaw harps, most folks seem to think it just is a novelty instrument. I think of both instruments as a very portable rhythm section. Just by making them and testing them out as i go, I’ve gotten pretty good at making complex rhythms.

-- You say Luddite like it's a bad thing ...

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deon

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#5 posted 806 days ago

You do the most amazing things. Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Martyroc

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#6 posted 806 days ago

They are all good as usual, but the first one is very cool, Nice

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

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scrimman

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#7 posted 806 days ago

I’m really liking the musical spoons, esp. since I play the spoons myself. I hope you don’t mind if I steal your idea. Same thing with the bird bowl; I recently received a few burls from a friend of mine that I was supposed to make into native american style drinking cups; I think that design would work wonderfully. Thanks for the inspiration!

-- No matter where you go, there you are!

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mahadevwood

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#8 posted 805 days ago

unique designer spoon, thanks for posting

-- http://www.mahadevwood.com

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Sodabowski

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#9 posted 805 days ago

Whoaaa, gotta love these!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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stefang

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#10 posted 805 days ago

Great work/design. Certainly different and original.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 805 days ago

Some really nice work, Great job! I like them all.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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PurpLev

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#12 posted 805 days ago

really nice work

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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vakman

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#13 posted 805 days ago

Before reading the description, the phrase “tuning spork” came to mind, nice job on these

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#14 posted 279 days ago

Very Very nice

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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WayneC

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#15 posted 279 days ago

Cool. Looks like they were fun to carve.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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