Handmade Cherry Spoon

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Project by jjw5858 posted 07-14-2012 10:58 PM 1468 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The scent of cherry filled my shop and although this was no longer green which made it tougher to carve (Always best to go with fresh cut green fruitwoods), I loved the piece and wanted to make a spoon from it.

This piece of cherry sat around my shop for awhile…..moved it to the floor….ahh hell…. put it over on the springpole lathe….ahh hell…. back to the bench…lol. Finally…I saw a spoon to make from it.

I totally went for something different, playing with ideas and wanting to give it it’s own look and style.

I began with the camp hatchet, then preceeded with the various knifes, spokeshave, and forgot in the pics…but a little copesawing to cut the curved areas!

This was a side project to free up my mind and keep cool in the heatwave….lol.

A very enjoyable time getting to do some country woodwork and find new avenues to express ideas.

If you have enjoyed this project a very creative lumberjock doing some fine spoon work can be found here:

Great stuff Jay and thanks for your inspiring works!

Ok friends, have a great weekend and keep choppin’ wood!


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

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#1 posted 07-15-2012 12:44 AM

Great job on this! I love the whole thing….the shape/form you allowed it to become and the small carved embellishment on the top of the handle. That cherry is fun to work when its dry, isnt it?

You did a heck of a job on this and … and …. and… I really like the slab of wood you did the work on and showed it on.

Thanks for the props but I do believe you are nippin’ at my heels!!!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 07-15-2012 01:28 AM

Nice form on that spoon!!!!!!!...........Jim

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

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#3 posted 07-15-2012 01:29 AM

They keep getting better.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#4 posted 07-15-2012 01:51 AM

Nice job. Wish I had some cherry.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 07-15-2012 02:09 AM

Looks like a good scooper fer a big ole bowl o ice cream

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

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#6 posted 07-15-2012 02:10 PM

Really nice work there.
What is that nice handmade plane on the shelf?
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 07-18-2012 04:30 PM

This is nice, another project I would like to tackle one day.

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

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#8 posted 07-20-2012 04:16 PM

I really enjoyed hearing about how your spoon came to be. You just never really know what’s hiding inside. Thank goodness for hand tools. Great spoon and wonderful adventure!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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