A few more spoons...

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I can’t make it to the ‘shop’ (which is outside) this weekend due to the Isaac storm bringing in a lot of rain and wind… so I thought I’d go ahead and post what I have made up so far.

The ‘Worm’ spoon is carved in wild apple…. and I’m guessing it is about 9” long.

The spoon with the bark is redbud. A fine gentleman from MN had sent me a box of wood earlier in the year and this branch was part of the box. Either my burrs are getting dull or this is another hard wood.

The next 3 or 4 spoons are from ‘pen blanks’ which I purchased on Ebay. I would much rather work with larger wood but the prices they are getting on Ebay is out of my league. This last week I was determined to buy myself one pretty piece of wood on Ebay for my birthday present. I was eyeballing this really pretty piece of figured koa…... 6” x 2” x 1 1/4”..... a very small piece of wood. I figured I would pay all the way up to $50 if I had to.

Well….. that little piece went for $67 and with the $8.50 shipping charge took it to $75.00!!!! Over $300 a board foot. Oh well, so I bought a couple of smaller and less spectacular pieces. I really don’t know how someone can pay that much for a piece of wood…. make something from it… and then sell it for more than they paid. It knocks me right out of the game. I’m hoping to make a trip up to the hills in October and forage for some wood then.

The two toned wood is Honduras Rosewood burl…..5” long. It was a little thicker than some of the other pen blanks and gave me a little more leeway with curves.

The next pen blank is Buckeye burl…. which carved easily enough.

The ‘Monk’ Spoon is in ebony with some sapwood. It was a thin little blank and so not very dimensional. I don’t know how you other guys (and girls) can carve detail so small. I find it hard to get a clean line. This spoon can stand upright and is 5” tall.

‘Stubby’ is only 4 1/2” long from a piece of Amboyna burl that was mostly sapwood. I had my eye on some much finer (and larger) pieces of this wood from Ebay…. but once again, out of my league. So I saw this little chunk with just a tad of heartwood.

This piece of maple is from a cutoff from a previous spoon. It might be 10 -12” long. A spindly handle makes it not very useful though.

Actually, this last one isn’t really finished. I need to do some cleaning up on it, but I thought I’d go ahead and add it to the post. I call it ‘Ear Wings’ which I thought was clever and original. So after I made it, I did a google image search and found all sorts of other stuff with this title. They actually have jewelry ‘wings’ that attach to the ear.

Thanks for having a look.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 725 days ago

Love them. They are really well done.

Just noticed this morning that Issac was coming for a visit. Hope you weather well!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Roman Hrytsak

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#2 posted 725 days ago

As always your spoons are a sight to behold! RH

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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#3 posted 725 days ago

You are truly the master of spoons. I am always amazed with your work.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 725 days ago

Nicely done, I really like the worm!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 725 days ago

COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL spoons!!!!!!!!!!!.............Jim

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

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#6 posted 725 days ago

great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 725 days ago

spectacular as always BUD

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#8 posted 725 days ago

Spoontaneous…those are GREAT…! Do you sell them or just make them for fun?
If you are interested I would trade you some wood pieces for the worm spoon.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#9 posted 725 days ago

Thanks for the comments!! They always give me a lift.

Greg ~ Yeah…. I do sell them on Etsy:

And I LOVE the sort of trade you are suggesting… quite open to that actually.

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

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#10 posted 725 days ago

Beautiful work. The worm spoon especially, its alive!

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#11 posted 725 days ago

Wow, I never thought of such variation in a spoon ! As for the $300 bf koa, maybe you should touch base with one of the LJs in Hawaii (eg “cathb”). They use a lot of Koa and probably would sell you some for a lot less !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#12 posted 725 days ago

Great spoons. Thanks for posting them!

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#13 posted 725 days ago

I love spoon number 2 with the bark still on. Well done.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#14 posted 725 days ago

Interesting designs as always. Thanks for posting them.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#15 posted 725 days ago

Stunning workmanship. The “worm” spoon is to die for.

The 3rd and 4th pics look like ice cream scoops to me.

YOU are the SPOON MAN !

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

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