My first posting - Spoons made from my Fathers Day gift

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Project by Terry Desilets posted 06-24-2009 08:30 AM 2024 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first posting to LJ. I’ve been a lurker for about a year or so. I love looking at all of the projects that are posted. I’m envious of you! Alas…... I do not have the DNA that enables me to actually comprehend “woodworking”, so I relegated to carving decoys and spoons.

The first pics are spoons I made from a piece of bocote that my wife bought me for Fathers Day. I designed them on my computer using CorelDRAW. They are roughed out with a bandsaw and then power carved with a Foredom. I am primarily a decoy carver (last pic), the spoons are a pleasant diversion. The spoons are about 12 inches long by 2 inches wide. For a finish I use walnut oil wiped on daily for about 2 weeks. The other spoons were made for Christmas presents, I forget what the ladle is, the long spoon is walnut. The last pic is what I do, I carve decoys and hunt over them, currently I have about 50 of various species in my spread, with about 20 on the shelf waiting to be finished. Thank you for looking.

-- IN REMEMBRANCE OF MY NEPHEW: Cpl. Ben Desilets - USMC KIA 22 May 2007 Anbar Iraq

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#1 posted 06-24-2009 10:53 AM

With work like that Terry, you certainly have the right to call yourself a woodworker. Thanks for posting these beautiful projects. I hope you will show us more of your stuff. Also liked the remembrance of your nephew.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-24-2009 01:01 PM

oh my goodness!!!
you don’t think you are a woodworker????

and .. not sure what your DNA is – but I’d like some of those genes that can create work like this! WOW.

welcome to LJ and I look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 06-24-2009 03:34 PM

Very nice, thanks for the post.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#4 posted 06-24-2009 04:02 PM

Ditto what Mike and MsDebbie said!!

These are gorgeous!

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

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#5 posted 06-24-2009 04:39 PM

Great Job ! I love the grain in the Bocote spoons . Don’t count yourself out as a woodworker it sure looks like your one to me you do Great work . Oh did I mention your Duck carving is Superb…{:o)

Great work !!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#6 posted 06-24-2009 08:00 PM

Wonderful group of projects well done. Welcome to Ljs


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Terry Desilets

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#7 posted 06-25-2009 06:29 AM

Thank you for your compliments, I’m swooning! (I’m also a [email protected]$$)

Truthfully, I love good design, and I absolutely love fine woodworking, but it’s just “building” that isn’t part of me. It’s hard to explain, really. On a decoy or spoon, there are no joints, no flat spots (not supposed to be anyway! LOL), nothing is square…......I can live with that. Free form, a spoon pops outta the wood, same with the decoy….......on the other hand…. writing desks and mission chairs do not! I break out in a rash if I have to joint two pieces of wood at a 90…... I have the concepts, I even try once in a while…........

I’ll just continue to look longingly at the beautiful creative work you people do and try not to be too conspicuous…LOL

Again, thanks! From all I’ve read for the past year, you LJ’s are a great bunch!

-- IN REMEMBRANCE OF MY NEPHEW: Cpl. Ben Desilets - USMC KIA 22 May 2007 Anbar Iraq

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