Walter's Spoons

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Project by Jacquelyn Smith posted 05-29-2011 10:12 PM 2709 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a set of cherry utensils I made for Walter Lowery, owner of Table Art
My friend commissioned the piece for his birthday gift (and also wishing he would be a good outlet for my work and I would be a good craftsperson connection for him). He sells to many ‘stars’ and has a fairly high budget clientele. I think he likes his set of spoons but regarding business . . . I’m not cheap enough for him. That is fine with me. I’m still trying to find ways to market my work but as many of you understand all too well, it takes time to make fine things and time is money. It was wonderful to get a commission to do these spoons and to have incredibly supportive friends is such a gift . . . thank you Susan!

In trying to work with Walter he asked me to design and give him a bid for a large lazy susan. Immediately I came up with something that I have never thought of before and it is absolutely beautiful. It cost too much for his client but I’m going to build it anyway because it needs to float on someone’s table. Hopefully I will get to do it sometime this year.


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#1 posted 05-29-2011 10:50 PM

Great!!! Love this.

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#2 posted 05-30-2011 12:43 AM

Classy…......very nice set, BEAUTIFUL…..............That defines custom…..........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 05-30-2011 01:30 AM

You make a Very fine set of treen, Jacquelyn. Good for you for sticking to your guns on pricing. The quality of this set is self evident. Beautiful work.


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#4 posted 05-30-2011 02:26 AM

VERY nicely done! Those two on the right get my vote. Does Norman Stevens have one of your spoons?

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

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#5 posted 05-30-2011 03:21 AM

These are fantastic! What do you use to sand the inside of the spoons? I also make coffee scoops but I am not really satisfied with the smoothness of the inside of my scoops. They are smooth but could be better, any tips in that regard?? Thanks in advance.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#7 posted 05-30-2011 08:09 AM

They look great.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#8 posted 05-30-2011 08:24 AM

Excellent project Jacquelyn I’m sure your client is very pleased.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#9 posted 05-30-2011 06:10 PM

excellent craftwomanship. Beautiful & creative & they have a sense of whimsy too. I see you have only been here at LJ”S for a short time..Welcome & I hope we get to see more of your grand work

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#10 posted 05-31-2011 07:53 AM

Excellent work. My wife is having me build her a whole set of spoons forks and tongs out of wood. I have a picture of one of my wooden spoons on my home page. Hope to see more of your projects soon.

-- Jeffery Mullen

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#11 posted 12-07-2011 04:58 AM

Amzing work. I would love to see the lazy susan, have you built it yet??

-- Margery

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#12 posted 01-13-2012 07:56 PM

very nice spoons,etc. I make spoons,etc too and like your style. Handles are special. I have been into nice feel and functional. These add art to mine.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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