Stormy Pine Spoon

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Project by jjw5858 posted 10-29-2012 09:16 PM 1478 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well friends I am here inland in NJ, they say the storm known as Hurricane Sandy is fast approaching us.

This was a pine spoon I worked on while moving through a day of high winds, rain, a short power outage and overall just trying to pass the time from getting too worried about what this storm might bring….lol.

I went the pine route this time since this was actually storm pine from about 4 years back. The zesty sap is far more cured in aroma so this is not at all a green/wet woodenware spoon at all.

Pine spoons are made, just not preferred for green woodwork where your finished spoon might be used within weeks after creating it producing back taste from the heavy sap wood when eating.

This pine had set out and seasoned for a good amount of time making it almost like it’s store bought. So I figure I would work with some….love the buttery grain. The wood carves very easy even when seasoned.

From what I have been told this is White Pine…trees brought over from Vermont to Jersey planted by my grandfather.

Ironically….these same 3 large pine trees that have lost many branches in the past (producing this specific stock) are the worries that we hope stand strong and sound during Sandy’s tantrum…..let us pray….lol.

Hope you may enjoy this…..and if I am with power I hope to bring you more wood work soon!

Thanks friends be well and wish me luck!


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

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#1 posted 10-29-2012 09:26 PM

Nice job Joe. Stay safe buddy. Hope you come out of it unscathed.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#2 posted 10-29-2012 09:27 PM

Take care during storm.

Nice spoon

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-29-2012 09:45 PM

Nice one, Joe!!.............Jim

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

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#4 posted 10-29-2012 10:22 PM

hi nice spoon hope the storm is kind to you stay safe good luck

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#5 posted 10-29-2012 10:31 PM

Nice job….and good luck with the storm. I am in the same situation.

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

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#6 posted 10-30-2012 12:00 AM

Well if you loose power you can make spoons.
Stay safe.

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

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#7 posted 10-30-2012 12:58 PM

Hey Joe,

Nice spoon and story… I have a family cherry tree limb I want to use in my first attempt at making some sort of utensil.

BTW: We live in Lewes, Delaware and rode out Hurricane Sandy. Got hit hard, but no damage, and we didn’t lose electric which was a big saver. Bless the Good Lord or Lady Luck, take your pick.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#8 posted 10-31-2012 01:40 AM

Hi Joe
I hope you are weathering the storm well and my prayers are with you !
Our kids are living in eastern Pennsylvania and we are hoping they are OK , have not heard from them since this morning since they seem to have no power .
The pine spoon is another fine one and one day I will try my hand at one but you keep making them and let us enjoy your stories to go with them.

-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 10-31-2012 01:38 PM

Hi Joe, another wonderful creation. Hope you weather the storm well, have a daughter in NJ, no power as of Wed, a lot of folks dealing with terrible situations, my prayers with all.

-- Pete in NC

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#10 posted 11-05-2012 08:45 PM

Hi there. Great spoon and story.

I have been following your blog and have started a few ;green carved, spoons from a hardwood (pohutakawa) in my garden that I had to prune. They are turning out well and I have sanded them but they are still drying so I have kept them wrapped in Glad wrap in case they crack. The question I have is – At what point do I oil them – do I need to let them dry more – how does the sap affect the oil. cheers.

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

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