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Project by jjw5858 posted 12-05-2012 12:28 AM 1338 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello friends,

With the holidays fast approaching I have been busy with some various small projects! After doing some further study and research of the natural shapes of eating spoons I began to find better avenues for improving my works look, feel and practicality.

Basically I was just way too conservative in the past with the spoons wood….lol. I needed to live on the edge more and get all that extra wood off of these affording the spoon to become more user friendly versus strictly visually pleasing. It takes time, patience and eventually the shapes make sense. Every new addition I can see how far the work has grown like any craft we seek to learn. This kind of work has taught me a great respect for the wilderness and has created a wonderful deep bond with learning more about various timbers.

Woods used here if you look at the first picture going left to right are Birch, Smoothe Sumac ( Not the poisen variety), Cherry, and….???? I honestly am not sure yet…..I found a large limb outside my best firends neighbors curb so in the pick-up truck it went…lol.

All of the spoons were made with handsaw, hatchet, knives and hookknife in the traditional swedish way.

I can only add that my new found philosophy is that the handmade spoon is a deeper exercise and expression than just making the spoon itself. Watching the incredible works of Wille Sundqvist and his son Jogg has been a superb lesson in attiaining that spirit of pride in these arts. Once you begin this path you can find such a broader understanding of woodworking. I hope anyone that cares to try it does it with joy.

I hope you may enjoy these and venture out into the woods for some of your own!

Thanks for taking a look, and keep creating!

All the best,


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

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#1 posted 12-05-2012 12:54 AM

Great looking work as usual.

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

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#2 posted 12-05-2012 12:58 AM

Do you spend 23 hours a day in your shop?
You must because you are turning out so many good spoons at a time!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 12-05-2012 01:04 AM

Not only are you making some great looking spoons… you’re making a load of them. It might be time for an intervention. <grin>

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

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#4 posted 12-05-2012 01:14 AM

Wow those are cool.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 12-05-2012 01:17 AM

I like all these and I think you have made a BIG step in the art of spooning. Great job!

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

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#6 posted 12-05-2012 01:19 AM

Great Job!!! You could climb sequence as you do the work? I always wanted to experience this type of project but do not know where to start and once it try I went wrong.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work)

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#7 posted 12-05-2012 03:45 AM

Great set of spoons!!

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

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#8 posted 12-05-2012 01:33 PM

John, more good looking and functional spoons, thanks for sharing.

-- Pete in NC

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#9 posted 12-05-2012 02:58 PM

Wow, you have more patience than I for sure! One of these days I may try this, but I am sure that I will spend a lot on firewood trying ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#10 posted 12-05-2012 06:46 PM

Interesting, and beautiful, spoons !

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

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#11 posted 12-05-2012 10:20 PM

What a lovely bunch!

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#12 posted 12-05-2012 10:23 PM

Nice work!

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#13 posted 12-06-2012 11:44 AM

I “dig” the spoon’s!

-- If you don't mess something up, you must not be doing anything!

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#14 posted 12-08-2012 08:42 PM

I cant help myself, you are the

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

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