Maple spoon for a gift

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Project by jjw5858 posted 09-18-2012 10:51 PM 1289 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everybody I want to thank you all for taking an interest in all of this recent spoon business. I have had another more JJW styled country spoon awaiting to be taken on a trip to give to a friend and this is what I have for them.

No templates here just free form like a jazz woodworker that I sometimes am…lol

This was done with all of the same handtools…... Hatchet, Cope saw, Knives etc., except I did use a spokeshave for a more silky, rounded and less carved look on the handle portion.

This is more of the fallen stock we hauled in from last years Autumn storm. Not as green as I would like…but once I got the tools going It could have been worse.

This probably took about 3-4 hours in broken segments to create from a split log.

I hope you enjoy it…..and hope they will too…lol.

All the best and thanks for looking in!


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

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#1 posted 09-18-2012 10:55 PM

This whole spoon thing is just too fun! Good job!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 09-18-2012 10:57 PM

Ya need a plate to go with it!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 09-18-2012 11:26 PM

Like it and the “hook” to hang it by. Nice job.

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

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#4 posted 09-19-2012 05:34 AM

Just like teaspoons, you can never have enough wooden spoons.

Great job Joe.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#5 posted 09-19-2012 10:33 AM

Exelent, someone will be really happy.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 09-19-2012 01:16 PM

This gives “getting spooned” a whole new meaning. :)

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

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#7 posted 09-19-2012 02:13 PM

Your friend is going to love it!! I like the ‘hook’ idea.

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

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#8 posted 09-21-2012 07:10 PM

Nice spoon, Joe!!...................Jim

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

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#9 posted 09-21-2012 07:24 PM

Nice work, Joe.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 09-22-2012 02:39 AM

Forks he will need forks.

Good stuff Joe.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#11 posted 09-22-2012 05:29 PM

you have really put the bug in me to try some of these spoons.. will have to give it a go.. what do you use to hollow the bowl in the spoon..? great job Joe… keep them spoons coming..Papa

-- Papa...

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#12 posted 09-23-2012 12:50 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments and interest in this work.

Papa: 2 methods can be used for hollowing out the bowl of the spoon. 1 you may use a choked up grip on a chisel gouge making sure as you do so you have a safe stop for your hand as you scoop small chips from the wood. The 2nd method is using a hook knife which can come in various styles of curved blade depending on the depth of your project. I mostly use both, I start with some beginning gouge work to make a small concave area which by following up with the hook knife makes for an easier job with some wood already removed. I find that a decent sharpening every 2-3 days (If you are doing a lot of this work) on all materials hatchet, knives works best for keeping the best edge as possible for making the experience enjoyable and safe when cutting and carving.

Hope that is helpful, enjoy!


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

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#13 posted 09-24-2012 06:31 PM

Great spoon joe!

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

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