Spalted Spoon Holder & Maple Spoon

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Project by jaykaypur posted 07-18-2012 01:04 AM 1568 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Holder is spalted birch and spoon is maple with some lichen left on it.The spoon is decorative only. I still have some of this spalted log left. On this holder, I had to cover the bottom with an angled slice of walnut to level it up. It did the job. Slathered with danish oil 4 times and buffed up. This is a present for a lady who saw the first one I made. A lot of dremel work and sanding went into cleaning the inside of this partially hollowed log out. It had about a 2’’ opening all the way through it when I started. Like I say…...LOTS of dremel and sanding done! LOL

Thanks for the looks and comments.

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

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#1 posted 07-18-2012 01:53 AM

That’s really neat, Jay!

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

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#2 posted 07-18-2012 03:16 AM

That’s the way to not waste. Very nice looking project.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 07-18-2012 10:24 AM

nice work Jay, what a great use of ” firewood”

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

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#4 posted 07-18-2012 10:35 AM

I’m liking the lichen.

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

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#5 posted 07-18-2012 12:02 PM

Way kool holder fer that/those way kool spoons n such

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

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#6 posted 07-18-2012 12:50 PM

Rustic look makes for a nice piece! Great job!

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#7 posted 07-18-2012 01:30 PM

I can easily see this as a salt box on the kitchen counter and the spoon would be a real plus for that. Why do you say the spoon is decorative only? How tall is this peice? (hard to tell in the picture). I like it a lot.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#8 posted 07-18-2012 04:16 PM

Kookaburra————It measures 10’’ tall by 5’’ across at its widest. The spoon has lichen on it and if you were to use it as a spoon, food particles would get into the lichen and it would just be a mess. I mean, it COULD be used but I wouldnt recommend it. Thanks for the questions and interest.

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

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#9 posted 07-18-2012 09:24 PM

It looks like a great kitchen counter addition. She will love it.

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

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#10 posted 07-20-2012 03:18 AM

Great work here Jay, I always enjoy your ideas and getting back to the woods with the work…....nice! Always the perfect refresher for my inspiration of working wood.

Keep it going and hope all is well!


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

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