Practices in Spoonology: Part three

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Blog entry by jjw5858 posted 09-04-2012 11:36 PM 1154 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I thought it might be best this evening to get to the shop and keep up with the spoon practicing and see where are am at with things. I felt good and energized after a fine meal of venison burger, potatoes and greens. I have to say that deer meat is a terrific source of rocket fuel and lucky for me I have no better source than my uncle Topper who lives in the cold hills of the upstate NY. When it comes to some well hunted eats there’s no better of a choice than Toppers freezer for some dam good venison! I will have to be sure to send a case of Moosehead lager his way soon and a spoon or two.

Anyway let me digress from the game of hunting and return to my workout with some hickory and seeing just what flows from start to a finely roughed spoon that awaits a finish.

Let’s take a look friends at this slideshow, too many pics for written detail although I am sure you can get the idea. A lot of hewing, shaping and carving! Let us begin!........

This was a nice paced practice. It took me just over two hours to get all that is shown here completed. No rushing for results, just feeling the grooves of making these and enjoying the new experiences of hickory wood.

This blog is obviously leading to a lot of spoons….lol

The rocking chair shown in the slideshow was a freebie left for trash! I was so excited to find it. All that is needed is a cushion replacement and it’s ready to rock! My beautiful Jenn has the sewing covered on that. Although she might just want to refinish it as well and does great work with that too.

Well time for me to rock on outta here, hope you might have enjoyed more detialed pictures than words this time around…have fun and keep up your wonderful work!

All the best,


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

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#1 posted 09-04-2012 11:41 PM

You ought to take that rocking chair and your tools out on the front porch and listen to the birds while you do your spooning- sounds like a pretty good life!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#2 posted 09-05-2012 01:03 AM

Very nice pictorial on the procedure

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 09-05-2012 01:37 AM

Nice job on the spoon.

I also had venison, and milkweed greens, and home-made apple sauce tonight.

And you are right on about the deer meat!

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

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#4 posted 09-05-2012 12:06 PM

I can smell the shaves and love the smell.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 09-17-2012 12:36 AM

A lovely shot by shot of the process. I did enjoy.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#6 posted 09-18-2012 10:54 PM

Really enjoying the process and you stories and pics. Well done.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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