Smooth sumac small swedish spoon

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Project by jjw5858 posted 02-05-2013 12:22 AM 1048 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Say that title 10 times fast and good luck….lol.

More work on this smaller shape with the larger bowl. I have been enjoying this style and this is the first copy from the previous birch version. I had the smoothe non poison variety of sumac close at hand and knowing how it loves to show off when oiled with flax seed I just had to attempt it.

Hoping to get my spoons website up and running where I will be having some wooden spoons available for sale, hopefully by spring time. I have a decent selection of about 15-20 finished all in various woods and most shown on this site.

There will be some different styles of spoon work coming along as well. More kitchen/cooking friendly editions with a country style.

Hope this was something of interest to anyone curious of the craft. All handmade in tradition sloyd style, learning more as I venture ahead. There will be a spoon blog soon on some of the templates I have created that may be fun for any of my friends here to use if they want to try this work for themselves.

Thanks to everyone for taking a look and inspiring me with your work!



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

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 02-05-2013 12:24 AM

Beautiful work sir

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

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#2 posted 02-05-2013 12:30 AM

Great job Joe. Good luck with the website.

-- 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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#3 posted 02-05-2013 03:25 AM

Like this spoon and really like the grain of the sumac. Nice spoonmanship.

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

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#4 posted 02-05-2013 10:37 AM


-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 02-05-2013 03:40 PM

Great spoons. I would like to see a video of making a spoon.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#6 posted 02-05-2013 03:53 PM

That’s a crisp clean spoon. Nicely done.

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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#7 posted 02-06-2013 04:38 AM

Nice comfortable looking spoon!!

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

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#8 posted 02-06-2013 03:38 PM

Wonderfully shaped spoon! Beautiful wood grain and finish.


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