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Holly and Cherry handmade spoons

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Project by jjw5858 posted 10-16-2012 10:49 PM 807 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey gang, here are two more spoons that I had a chance to work on these past weeks. I am sure getting the reps in on doing these…lol.

Just for fun I timed my work from spliting a piece to getting a roughed shape prepared for carving and it is around 25 minutes without rushing things….lol. Much of the work is no longer requiring pencil layout since my instincts see the shape and I go from there.

This episode has more new wood to share with some nice fresh cut Holly from down in our woods! Of course the Cherry is always fun to carve and this was a bonus having a great crook to make for a nice curve.

Holly is a nice wood to work, it’s a heavy haul but stays fresh and makes for nice hatchet and knife work.

It is true it seems this spoon making can get addicting to say the least…lol.

It’s obvious I have more than a few of these Swedish styled pieces than I know what to do with, so I am thinking on selling a few and giving some others to friends and family.

Thanks again for looking in and sharing your inspiring talents!

Keep on with the grain and more soon, spoon ahead wood pirates!!!!

Joe

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-16-2012 11:05 PM

As always, good work

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 10-17-2012 01:29 AM

Nice spoons!!

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

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#3 posted 10-17-2012 02:16 AM

Very nice spoons. You have set the bar high for me.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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ptofimpact

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#4 posted 10-17-2012 01:00 PM

Joe wonderful work thanks for sharing.
If I may ask, you mention the use of Holly, just started spoons, and have been using old oak staves from wine barrels, we have many Holly trees and wax myrtle trees…. can any species of Holly be used? And would you know about the wax myrtle..Thanks.

Pete in NC

-- Pete in NC

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