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Smooth Sumac Spoon with Dish

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Project by jjw5858 posted 362 days ago 886 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Howdy, my lumber jock friends!

More green woodenware here to share with you.

This project was all done in Smooth Sumac with a cameo by some additional new spoons in the mix!

I did not have a lot of timber for a larger bowl, so I made do with what I had and went for it.

This is only my second try at doing a dish/bowl setup, so I learned while I whittled.

Always wonderful to here from you, I hope this may be of interest.

Be well and take care my friends!

Joe

http://www.spoonscarver.com/

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





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Don W

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#1 posted 362 days ago

who would ever think a spoon and bowl could be made so interesting. Nicely done!

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#2 posted 362 days ago

All is well after a walk in the woods. Nice work Joe! The carvings are very nice.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 362 days ago

Very nice work! I love seeing your projects. :)

Sheila

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#4 posted 362 days ago

Really nice 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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#5 posted 362 days ago

Very nice, Joe!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#6 posted 361 days ago

Looking very nice.

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#7 posted 361 days ago

Joe I love it. I was going to start a series of spoons as well and am curious as to whether I should set up a jig for my router to take care of the spooning concave or if I should stick with small gouges???
Would you also recommend sticking with softer woods or the hard oak varieties?

Ray

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 361 days ago

Great wee collection Joe
your own style is really coming through
Keep it up
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#9 posted 361 days ago

Great looking pair! I like the way the grain looks in the bowl.

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#10 posted 361 days ago

Wow! geat pieces.

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#11 posted 361 days ago

wow, Sumac?
I always thought of sumac as a toxic, poisonous tree. Or is it just the leaves? Can you set the record straight for me? Oh, and… NICE work, looks like a fun project!

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jjw5858

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#12 posted 361 days ago

Thank you everyone for your comments!

The material here is Smooth Sumac it is not the poison variety. As long as you have red berries you are fine, if it’s white berries it’s poison.

The grain is wonderful in Smooth Sumac, carves almost like Basswood or Butternut. Not the first choice for making spoons since it is light in weight, but you can still use it and it’s a great wood to show nice grain.

Here is a short server spoon made in Smooth Sumac:
Smooth Sumac Server

A joy to carve with.

Thanks for looking friends,

Joe

For more spoon stuff, blogs and hand tools check out my site and like us on facebook!

http://www.spoonscarver.com/

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

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 361 days ago

That’s a wonderful collection of spoons and the little dish is nice as well. I also like the small carving details that you put on the one spoon as well as the dish. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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murch

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#14 posted 360 days ago

Very cool Joe. They all look great.

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

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Mauricio

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#15 posted 355 days ago

Really cool Joe, The chip carving adds a nice touch.

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