Dieter's Spoon

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Project by Spoontaneous posted 04-11-2011 12:29 AM 3502 views 13 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first spoon I can’t take the blame for. Back when I posted the Spine spoon, someone else suggested it looked like a dieter’s spoon… so here is a Dieter’s Spoon. Mahogany, rose thorns and a big thorn off of some tropical tree. Approximately 10 1/2” x 2” x 1”.

The Hula spoon was carved from cherry burl. I just circled the areas with the best grain and cut off the rest of it. Turned out looking like a Hula dancer to me. Arms flowing, hip jutted out and the skirt has a live edge bottom. The bowl is cantilevered and is delicately held on by a small section. It measures approx. 7 1/2” x 2” x 1”.

The ‘Night Watchman’ spoon is from a piece of bi-color maple and the bowl is stained dark to represent the night sky. I actually cut this piece wrong. It was meant to just have the moon in the sapwood but, well… you know. It measures about 9” x 1 3/4” x 3/4”

Thanks for having a look.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#1 posted 04-11-2011 12:38 AM

Awesome spoons! Extremely creative and fun.

-- toni --- SW WI...working on shop setup....wish I could say diligently. "Time is a healer, a friend & a maker of dreams."

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 04-11-2011 01:22 AM

I LOVE your work and vision for what a spoon can be.

-Absolutely love them!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 04-11-2011 01:27 AM

I looked at the thread title several times and assumed you’d made a spoon for a German guy named Dieter.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 04-11-2011 01:27 AM

I love me some spoontaneous. Keeps getting better. I’ve been trying to pitch to the fiance’ how “kitchen remodel” includes spoontaneous in addition to Wolf and Sub-Zero; standard equipment in my mind. Wish me luck:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 04-11-2011 01:37 AM

Made me smile, nice work!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 04-11-2011 02:42 AM

Wow! Three Great looking Spoons! Very Nice workmanship!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 04-11-2011 03:05 AM

LOL !!!! You may have solve my weight issues. LOVE IT !!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#8 posted 04-11-2011 03:29 AM

To funny! um! um! ouch!

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#9 posted 04-11-2011 11:17 AM

such a creative mind!
love them.

the moon one reminds me of the logo I use…maybe another spoon idea for you???

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

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#10 posted 04-11-2011 12:44 PM

Thank y’all for the comments. I enjoy making the spoons.

Al, if you can afford Sub-Zero and Wolf… you can afford me. Ha! That is some serious (and expensive) cooking gear. My sister just remodeled her kitchen (although modestly) and hung one of my spoons in there (‘Bongo’) and a lady up north has the ‘Breast-Feeder’ spoon (pewter) hanging in her kitchen in some sort of frame.

Debbie, that is a cool logo. I am planning on some more ‘moon spoons’. Once I can buy some dye I want to make a blue moon. And my first idea for a moon spoon was to use ebony or African blackwood (with some sapwood) and use silver for the stars. I just have to wait for the right piece of wood to show up.

Thanks again…......

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#11 posted 04-11-2011 02:01 PM

Spoon, my fiance’ is the chef; I know how to open the fridge but that’s the extent of my ability. I’m really good at admiring spoons, too:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 04-11-2011 02:43 PM

The Nightwatchman works really well with that Maple. I wonder if you’ll get any ‘fetish’ interest with the Dieter’s Spoon. Your work is always a pleasure to see for its novelty, humour and quality.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#13 posted 04-11-2011 08:09 PM

I love the moon spoon. Great imagination and creativity. Thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 04-11-2011 08:19 PM

They are all awesome but I really dig the dieters spoon LOL

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#15 posted 04-11-2011 11:35 PM

Yep, this is truly the ultimate dieter’s spoon!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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