|Project by terryR||posted 11-11-2012 06:07 PM||2003 views||6 times favorited||21 comments|
Hi everyone, I have usually been calling these little guys ‘coffee’ spoons, but really they are table spoons…since they have many uses besides just scooping coffee grounds…sugar, salt, flour, etc.
No, I did NOT just knock out this handful of spoons…I roughed them out earlier this spring…and have just now finished the final shaping and sanding (blame it on the fencing, ya know). The glossy spoons are finished with shellac, and the ones with a subtle sheen received BBO…both are food safe!
I used mostly power tools to shape these spoons…but it is the hours of hand-sanding which produces the fine finish. And…yes…I also coiled the pine needle basket in the background of the first photo…another of my time-consuming hobbies.
In the second photo, are the African spoons…Leopardwood, Wenge, and Cocobolo. The Wenge is so black it’s just hard to photograph, but look how the coco likes to take center stage anyway…
Next, is the American group…starting with Apple, Redwood Burl, Rambutan (from Hawaii), and Osage Orange…I had to use epoxy and black saw dust to fill numerous cracks and voids in the first three spoons.
The forth photo shows the Mexican-area group of spoons…Bocote, Ziricote (impossibly black and brown…but awesome figure in person), Tigerwood, and Che-Chen…another subtle rosewood.
And, finally, two spoons from differing regions…Brazilian Rosewood and Honduras Rosewood…that last one is probably a keeper due to the amazing figure. Hey, I was taught long ago to NOT sell all my good stuff…gotta keep a few to show the journey of my life!
And, lastly, is a shot of the backside of some of the spoons. Occasionally, this is the best way to enjoy the figure…well…except for the first one…Ziricote. Just too black…but trust me, there’s hidden figure when seen up close.
Now that the fencing is complete, I’ll re-consider vending my wares again…So, that means, get ready for mo’ spoons in the future!
Comments and suggestions are always welcomed…
-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...