Wooden Spoons Again

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Project by terryR posted 05-17-2012 07:15 PM 6313 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone, I’ve carved a few more spoons and wanted to share…

#1 is a 14” long Am Beech spoon with my first attempt at scroll saw fretwork…fairly simple…will try this again!

#2 is carved from a colorful piece of Cherry…approx 11” long…I added a keel to the bottom to add strength. Here’s a shot of the keel…

#3 is a squiggly little scoop about 7” long made from Spalted Alder…looks nicer in person.

#4 is one of my ‘coffee spoons’ from Cherry and Am Chestnut…old style spoon…a bit over 6” long. These have been, by far, the largest selling spoon for me…their just so cute!

#5 is another coffee spoon, and an experiment altogether…shaped from Chakte viga and plastic spacers (the kind used on custom knife handles). When I first finished this spoon last winter, the wood dried after shaping, so left the spacers proud of the wood…yuck. This time, I used shellac for a finish, instead of wax, and no shrinkage so far. (yes, the wood has also had 5 months to dry) I will definitely play with these spacers more…

#6 is an unusual shape carved from Iroko…about 12” long…carved ALMOST exclusively with hand tools…took forever…

Comments and suggestions are always welcomed…

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

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#1 posted 05-17-2012 07:22 PM

Pretty cool Terry, One day I’m make myself a coffee scoop.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#2 posted 05-17-2012 07:22 PM

Great work Terry. I like them all, but I think #5 is my favourite.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#3 posted 05-17-2012 08:13 PM

Looks great Terry, I really enjoy all of your nice designs. Thanks for sharing them. I know you have probably seen this….but if not… will enjoy it!

Take care,


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

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#4 posted 05-17-2012 08:45 PM

Very nice designs Terry. Awesome job & great craftsmanship.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#5 posted 05-17-2012 09:36 PM

like em all but #4 is awesome.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#6 posted 05-17-2012 10:33 PM

love the fret work dude!

-- cut that out!

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#7 posted 05-17-2012 11:23 PM

Good looking spoons… all of them. I like the pic of the back detail… nicely done! (Looks like it would be strong for use. Keep them coming….

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

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#8 posted 05-18-2012 12:53 AM

Sweet spoons!!!!!!!!!!...........Jim

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

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