a hickory log becomes....

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Project by jaykaypur posted 06-10-2012 10:53 PM 3351 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cut a dead shag-bark hickory down today and slabbed some for boxes and then made this spoon. The wood has a nice spalting to it and I can hardly wait to start “working” with it. Thanks for the looks/comments

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 06-10-2012 11:19 PM

beautiful spoon , love the spalting, love the curve in the handle , a great spoon, im going to have to make a few of these, ive got a beautiful walnut bowl that needs a special spoon…thanks…great work

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 06-10-2012 11:20 PM

Those are AWESOME.

I especially like how an old Hickory log turned into a 4-wheeler. I don’t have hickory available but do have ash, oak, maple and some cherry, I wonder what kind I would get. LOL

Great work

-- Upstate New York -- Do what you love and never work a day in your life.

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#3 posted 06-10-2012 11:23 PM

Wow! I can see a few nice bowls maybe comin outta that load. Cuz, you know, you’ve gotta have a bowl to scoop out that great big spoonful o icecream out with that super nice spoon. Super nice grain on that Hickory.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 06-10-2012 11:38 PM

You really are doing awesome on the spoons. Hope they sell really well for you.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 06-11-2012 12:07 AM

Ditto what Grizz said! That handle is perfect!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 06-11-2012 12:37 AM

Wow that sure is a pretty grain. Nice job on the spoons!!

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

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#7 posted 06-11-2012 02:13 AM

Very cool looking wood. Nice job

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#8 posted 06-11-2012 02:48 AM

Is that a crape myrtle stump in the background and what are you going to make with it.

-- Rogers, Louisiana

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#9 posted 06-11-2012 03:10 AM

tiny———————— It’s a double white oak stump. I am in the process of wire brushing it and getting all the moss and lichens off of it and then I will decide what to do with it. It still has a ways to go yet and I will ponder what its gonna be as I work on it.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#10 posted 06-11-2012 03:57 AM

I really like that ladle (spoon), but I’m afraid that the knot or blemish in the bowl of the spoon would drive my wife crazy trying to scrub it out.

P.S. Is that ATV rated for that load? Oh well, make it do or do without.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#11 posted 06-11-2012 09:50 AM

Jay, I always like a before and after photo! Nice work on the spoon. I use a lot of trees discarded because their too “small” .

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

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#12 posted 06-11-2012 10:13 AM

A beautiful spoon and wood. You have a nice haul.

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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#13 posted 06-11-2012 03:45 PM

Beautifull wood. And another beautifull spoon!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#14 posted 06-11-2012 08:17 PM

very well done, i like the heart and sap look.

-- Joe, Ga

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#15 posted 06-11-2012 08:59 PM

That Whole load of logs & Out comes one Spoon !!! :)

Nice Color to It !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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