4 Spoons and a Box

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Project by jaykaypur posted 06-07-2013 08:54 PM 1360 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made these in the last couple days while it has been pouring rain…....a nice steady woodworking rain!

Three of the spoons are cherry and one is holly. The cherry spoons are 12”, 8”, and 7” long. The holly is 8” long. All were made with carving tools and a lot of sanding. The 8” cherry spoon has a heart on the end that just sort of appeared there as I was shaping it. Turned out to be quite nice. All are finished with mineral oil and buffed to a lustre with care.

The walnut bracelet box turned out to be a lot better than I had hoped. It measures 5 1/2” x 3 3/4” x 5/8”. It is a bandsaw box and was just a piece of cast-off laying in the shop. This thing really glued up nice and tight. You can hardly see where it was sawn apart. This was finished with 3 coats of Danish oil and then 1 of Howards wax. I have buffed and shined this thing so much that it is as smooth as smooth can be.

Thanks for the looks and comments.

Joe, thanks for the inspiration. You are the king!

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

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#1 posted 06-07-2013 09:05 PM

Hey jaykaypur, they look great! Yeah…been making sawdust here during the long rain. Ark is almost finished!!

Nice work my friend!!


-- DaytonHM Dayton Va.

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#2 posted 06-07-2013 09:07 PM

You did a fantastic job Jim! Really creative and great to see you back doing some spoons! I appreciate the comment, but I am just learning like all of us. Thanks to friends like you I learn and get inspired more to reach my next woodworking goals. I thank you and everyone on here, great job!

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

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#3 posted 06-07-2013 09:14 PM

Nice Spoons! I really like the Holly one.
Might have to try the Howard’s Wax. Makes a beautiful finish!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 06-07-2013 09:32 PM

Great looking spoons and bracelet box. You got the finish on them just right.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 06-07-2013 10:03 PM

these are really nice, i should make some myself, there always fun to do, i made some ladles a while back, i really enjoyed it, makes me think of navy bean soup with chunks of ham in it…oh man, im in trouble, im really hungry now….great job on these…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 06-07-2013 10:36 PM

Jay: very impressive! I have never tried making any wooden spoons, but it looks like a bit of work. Do you rough cut the wood on a band saw first, before carving? The Walnut box shows all the finishing you did, wonderful work-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#7 posted 06-07-2013 10:39 PM

amagineer—-yes, I cut out the spoon “blanks” on the bandsaw and then shape and sand from that point.

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

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#8 posted 06-08-2013 01:43 AM

Great job. Good looking work. I should cut some more spoons.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 06-08-2013 10:48 AM

great looking spoons and box, exceptional finish, better than napping thru the rain!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#10 posted 06-10-2013 03:50 PM

another great job….love the spoons and especially the box
the finish is perfect
MH will love it

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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