spoon & flipper

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 06-26-2012 06:33 PM 1290 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I didn’t make these just to cut another spoon. Trying two things here, first I wanted to see if I could do a flipper. Second, these are made of Hophornbeam. Been trying to find uses for this stuff. Have about 50 acres that the farmer wants cleared. Firewood, yea it can be. But would rather find a use for it. It’s very dense and heavy. Janka scale lists it at 1860. 40% harder than Oak. However it is creamy white. Are there stains that can be used on food contact items?

Thanks for looking

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

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#1 posted 06-26-2012 07:15 PM

monte, this wood looks like it has some great potential, if i were you i would get it milled up and stored and would look into what you could make with it, what kind of finishes would look good and so on…i really hate to burn wood for heat, but i know it has to be done, but if you have many acres of this wood, i would get a bunch in my wood store…good luck…grizz

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

#2 posted 06-26-2012 08:06 PM

use Butcher Block conditioner Monte

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#3 posted 06-26-2012 08:08 PM

Lookin’ good! That’s some nice wood to have access to. I would follow Grizzman’s advice. Get some put away!

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

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#4 posted 06-26-2012 10:04 PM

monte they look great as they are

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

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#5 posted 06-26-2012 10:06 PM

o yeah the one on the right is an ” egg turner “

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

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#6 posted 06-27-2012 01:40 AM

Another wood that I have never seen before but would love to try some as I seem to like really hard or difficult woods that others don’t like. Good job on the carvings (and I thought that was a spatula!)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 06-27-2012 02:55 PM

don’t stain them. just put a good oil on them and they will color with use and age. check out my page. started making spoons and spatulas several years ago. most of mine or cherry, but i have made maple.
great job on them though.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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#8 posted 06-27-2012 04:00 PM

Sweet! Now I wanna a good ole cheeseburger & a big ole bowl o chili

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

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#9 posted 06-29-2012 08:03 AM

Sweet!! I have made similar ones, and even did a fork as my wife bugged me till I did!! It was crazy, but she is happy and that is what counts!

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