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Spoons for the new year!

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Project by jjw5858 posted 553 days ago 1011 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey gang, with the new year upon us I had some spoons awaiting finishing as well as a brand new piece made just yesterday on New Years.

All of this was Sandy storm wood, much of it hauled from local curb sides and even my local park. Glad to see it be able to bring something good from a storm so bad. It’s a wonder to take something and change it’s form and share with others. I find with all of this treenware, bushcraft…or just good ole country spoon makin’ it unleashes peoples fascination and appreciation for one of the most commonly passed by treasures we see daily…..trees.

But of course…although we may see it….... we may not REALLY….. see it, feel it or let it heal us. To be like a tree, strong and steady, courageous and full of a secret wisdom only mother nature knows it hidden guidance in the harshest of crusading winds.

The lot of 6 by species presented here are looking left to right in pic 1:
2 Gray Birch, 2 Plum, 1 Black Cherry, 1 Sycamore. The Sycamore was the New Years spoon and one of my favs…also special since it was the first time carving Sycamore (a preferred used timber for spoon makers in England I read in Drew langsners book).

For anyone new to my projects this work is all done with sloyd axe, knife, hook knife, and determination.

I hope they may inspire curious crafters out there to take a branch and have at it!

Coming soon I plan on having a blog series strictly on this craft and the teachings I have gathered during the journey. Of course my usual love of hand tools and various project ideas will remain as well!

I thank you for taking a look and inspiring me your wonderful projects!

All the best in this new year!

Cheers,

Joe

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





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Surfside

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#1 posted 553 days ago

Something striking!

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-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Mauricio

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#2 posted 553 days ago

Those are getting pretty nice! And the wood is beautiful. Are you selling those are giving them as gifts?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 553 days ago

Nice work. I am gonna have to get out my spoon tools again and get the rust off of them.

You do great work.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 553 days ago

I’m with Jay, gotta start carving again.

Beautiful job.

-- 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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Brit

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#5 posted 553 days ago

Wonderful work Joe.

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

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 553 days ago

Very cool spoons,nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dave

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#7 posted 552 days ago

Joe I really need to try this, you look like you are having to much fun.
Well done.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#8 posted 552 days ago

You make some fantastic spoons.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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murch

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#9 posted 552 days ago

Great work Joe. You’re off to a good start in 2013. Hope it goes well for you.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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Spoontaneous

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#10 posted 552 days ago

Great way to start the new year …. all of them look great!

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

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ptofimpact

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#11 posted 552 days ago

Another great batch of spoons, and creative as well, thanks for sharing.

-- Pete in NC

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Roger

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#12 posted 552 days ago

Always enjoy seein your spoons

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Brit

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#13 posted 551 days ago

Do you wear a bowler hat too Joe? Love this guys knife technique.

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

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jjw5858

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#14 posted 551 days ago

Hey Andy, thanks for that vid I saw this a few months back and was looking for that….thank you! Fantastic skills in that…..wow.

No bowlers hat though…lol, just a John Deere ball cap or more likely with the temps dipping into the low 30’s a knitted cap.

Thanks again my friend!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 548 days ago

Wow. you have been busy. Nice spoons

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

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