Birch Spoon from my neck o' tha woods

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Project by jjw5858 posted 07-13-2014 05:06 PM 1762 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello friends, I have been more of a viewer than project maker in the last 3 months or so…lol. All of your projects look terrific and keep motivating my love of woodworking.

I have a few more projects to share that are on the bench needing more attention but for now here is…....
my latest Birch Spoon!

This one fits about as well into my hand as any I have carved. Very happy with the balance and form on this. Works effortlessly for eating with and that is really what makes for a good wooden spoon. I was able to fall a small section of Birch from my woods and I am glad to do so for the tree was just starting to decay and soon would die and be wasted into the ground. This section was still strong and green, my knife glided through the fibers as I began to shape my work. Green Birch is a treat to carve with Axe and knife.

Be well friends and I hope to be more involved

Keep making shavings and thanks for looking!


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

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Cedar Furniture Lodge

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#1 posted 07-13-2014 05:51 PM

I love that wood, very nice project.

-- "The Cedar King"

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 07-13-2014 06:17 PM

That is s cool spoon, Joe!!!!!!!

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

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#3 posted 07-13-2014 11:26 PM

Beautiful job. I like the way you sculpted the handle. I bet you “lost” yourself in that part of the process. Man this is a NICE looking spoon.

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

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#4 posted 07-14-2014 01:14 AM

Very nice work

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 07-14-2014 11:18 AM

Mmm…...........I see ice cream

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#6 posted 07-14-2014 02:24 PM

Amazing detail Joe. Delicate while retaining its strength in all the right places. You’ve got this spoon thing down!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#7 posted 07-14-2014 03:50 PM

That is a dandy, Joe. It really looks nice and has wonderful proportions.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 07-14-2014 09:46 PM

Thank you everyone! Great to hear from you and I thank you for your great work that always inspires me to learn more about making mine.

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

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