Birch Spoon with a new shape!

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Project by jjw5858 posted 01-24-2013 09:52 PM 1280 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought it would do me some good to try out some new styles since as of late I had found myself getting into a rut with my spoon work. So looking around the web I saw some shorter more curvy styles and wanted to give one a go!

Again from what I have read this seems to still have the background of the wonderful Swedish styles of spoon making and trust me there are many to look at. I love the expression in this kind of work that is available for the carvers knife to explore.

I always push to show smooth lines as well as still keeping light carve marks all the while letting the piece flow as best as possible.

This work never tires me of finding confidence in other areas of woodwork. Many times I say to myself…..”it’s just like the spoon…’s carving and working at it.

This is in Gray Birch and was a real joy to work with. This was a portion of limb that was tossed to the street in our neighborhood after Hurricane Sandy. It always inspires the hell out of me to see things change forms as wonderful ornaments or gifts to share again with lovers of craft work.

I take this work as an exciting obligation to rescue these limbs and make them full of life through ideas and design.

I hope this may be enjoyed by all of you and thanks for taking a look!

Be well and great shaves ahead!


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

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#1 posted 01-24-2013 09:54 PM

That is a sexy looking spoon. Nothing wrong with a curve and there!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#2 posted 01-24-2013 09:59 PM

Now THAT’S a nice looking utensil. Good job.

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

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#3 posted 01-24-2013 10:03 PM

Perfection. Nuff said.

-- 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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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 01-24-2013 10:06 PM

Nice clean lines
It would be perfect for ma porridge


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 01-24-2013 11:12 PM

Looks good.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 01-24-2013 11:15 PM

I really like that one. It is a favorite and can I copy it??

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

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#7 posted 01-25-2013 01:21 AM

Nice looking spoon. Probably your best yet.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 01-25-2013 01:30 AM

You continue to amaze and Impress, keep up the great work.. that is one fine spoon… Papa

-- Papa...

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#9 posted 01-25-2013 04:58 PM

A very fine looking spoon, looks very comfortable to use. Great job!


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#10 posted 01-26-2013 09:29 PM

Curvy like a woman. She is pretty.

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

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#11 posted 01-28-2013 01:59 PM

That’s a good one.

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