Handful O Spoons!!

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Project by jjw5858 posted 01-14-2013 11:44 PM 918 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey look…...more spoons….lmao!

Well I am learning more each session, and each attempt brings more light to the subject. Of course like anything you have good days and some that need additional work….lol.

Here are some newbies in some new timbers that I am adding to my good spoons pile. My good pile are spoons I would feel good about selling or giving as gifts.

From left to right looking at pic 3 the list goes: 2 Sassafras, 1 Paper Birch, 1 Gray Birch

All work performed in traditional sloyd craft style as best as I am able thus far.

I have one blank of Holly split as I write this… I hope to share some of that timber next go around!

When time permits I am getting new project plans together for another adventure in my exercises in artisanship blog. More to come on that avenue of ideas.

Thank you all for looking in and enjoying this work. Your talents always inspire me as well as hearing your ideas and support!

Thanks gang, have a great night!


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

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#1 posted 01-14-2013 11:49 PM

They all look great Joe

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-15-2013 12:04 AM

You are getting very good on these. Nice workmanship!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 01-15-2013 12:47 AM

Nice ones!!.............Jim

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

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#4 posted 01-15-2013 01:01 AM

Your work gets cleaner and nicer all of the time.

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

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#5 posted 01-15-2013 03:48 AM

Nice selection and love the new handle end designs .
Which wood do you find gives the best results ?

-- Kiefer 松

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#6 posted 01-15-2013 11:43 AM

These look real good Joe and they are getting even better each time.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 01-15-2013 12:54 PM

Thank you very much friends for taking a look. Hi Kiefer thanks for the question I hope all is well. In this particular batch all timbers carved very nice. But if I had to pick the best woods of the lot of timbers I have used so far it would be Maple, Black Cherry and Paper or Gray Birch.

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

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#8 posted 01-15-2013 01:03 PM

Joe, no matter the part of the day they hit the wire, I stop to read your entries. They’re always able to take me to the trees, and I love that. Thanks!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#9 posted 01-15-2013 01:18 PM

More wonderful Spoons…thanks again for sharing, like to have some of that wood you find~

-- Pete in NC

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#10 posted 01-15-2013 08:28 PM

You’re really knocking these out fast now. Great work as always.

-- 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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#11 posted 01-16-2013 12:54 PM

some ice cream on any or all o these would really make em look even better… lol Nicely done, really

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 01-16-2013 01:14 PM

Well, it looks like you have the spoons covered. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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