Carved box for musical spoons

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Project by Purplelady posted 08-22-2020 03:59 PM 967 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made playable spoons for a friend of mine who sings with Apollo’s Fire, a professional Baroque group. Then I made this box to contain her spoons.

The box is made of walnut. The spoons are a set of walnut and a set of maple. They each have a distinct sound. She likes the maple ones, her percussionist friend likes the walnut set.

I finished it with Watco Danish oil.

-- Marsha, Northeast Ohio

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#1 posted 08-22-2020 04:09 PM

Beautiful job.

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#2 posted 08-22-2020 06:47 PM

Nice joinery Marsha! Walnut sure is a beautiful wood and a great selection for your wonderful box. The hand carving is next level work!!!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#3 posted 08-22-2020 07:46 PM

Very nice. Good proportions.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#4 posted 08-22-2020 08:38 PM

Awesome work with interesting story.

I looked up the group and watched a video….very nice

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#5 posted 08-22-2020 10:25 PM

Nice box! I like the rosette on the lid. What is the liner made of? I’d also not heard of wooden spoons. Sound a lot like castanets, in use.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#6 posted 08-23-2020 07:53 AM

1st rate project, the carving is outstanding IMO.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#7 posted 08-23-2020 10:41 AM

Nice work!

-- Petey

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#8 posted 08-23-2020 01:15 PM

Thanks everyone for your kind words. The box is lined with some scrap pieces of suede that I had. I just glued it in with regular wood glue.

-- Marsha, Northeast Ohio

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#9 posted 12-05-2020 02:50 AM

ooo I like this. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

-- "wood" and "good" rhyme, but not "food"

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