Spoons: Sumac and Sycamore

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Project by jjw5858 posted 01-09-2013 01:03 AM 1243 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone I am still putting more of these out and have hopes of selling a few in the upcoming months!

These pair here are Smooth Sumac (not the itchy and Sycamore.

I am in the middle of a computer crash so my old Macintosh 2000 rig is up and slow as a, so I may not get too much mileage on here as the new computer is due next month.

I thank you all for enjoying this work and I certainly am inspired by all of yours.

Getting plans together for something new to tinker with in the shop besides these spoons, so I hope to have more next month.

Take care gang and hopefully I will still be able to share some with my older mac/computer setup.

Thanks for taking a look!



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

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#1 posted 01-09-2013 02:01 AM

Nice! I see ice cream.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 01-09-2013 04:07 AM

hope it had or the seed that it gives are red end not white white is bad and thay look good just want to let you know

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#3 posted 01-09-2013 11:23 AM

These look really nice Joe, the best yet. If you are selling stuff and you like to make small items, I suggest you explore the world of wooden combs for the ladies. They aren’t the easiest thing to make, but they are great to use because they don’t generate any static electricity, something that women like. A wonderful selling point. Just a thought.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-09-2013 02:54 PM

Nice job on these. You are making some very nice spoons!

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

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#5 posted 01-09-2013 03:40 PM

Great looking spoons! Will be a bestseller for sure.


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#6 posted 01-09-2013 05:09 PM

Joe, more good looking spoons, I especially like the one on the right, the grain looks terriffic, thanks again for sharing.

-- Pete in NC

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#7 posted 01-09-2013 05:59 PM

Those are really great! A job from the expert!

-- "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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#8 posted 01-09-2013 06:01 PM

My hat is off to you sir and I agree with Mike, they are your best yet. I love their form and they ooze beauty. Are these ones sanded a little to smooth them out a bit?

-- - 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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#9 posted 01-09-2013 08:30 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments. Hey Andy hope all is well there, these are in their first sanded oiled stage. I then wet them a little to raise the grain then follow up again to totally smooth them over finishing with the oil. But some of these styles many make have bowl sanded only with a carved handle surface, although I am liking the entire piece sanded for my preference. Each stage I learn a little more! Thanks for looking in everyone.

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

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#10 posted 01-13-2013 02:11 PM

Looking good Joe. Someone who is looking for quality work will snatch those up. I hope the endeavor is profitable for you.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#11 posted 01-14-2013 06:02 PM

Neat spoons!

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

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