Cherry and Box Elder Spoons

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 04-08-2013 03:49 PM 2939 views 6 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are 4 spoons that I finished out of the 16 I started in Dec. The internal scoop sanding was holding me up because I cannot sand very much with the arthritis in my thumbs. Then I bought a Guinevere inflatable sanding ball and that speeded it way up!!
Anyway, they all have names:

The first one is a muffin master made from Cherry. It is made partially on the lathe and then the scoop is shaped by hand. This is one designed for me when I bake muffins. It is so comfortable when stirring that thick batter and the scoop holds enough for one muffin.

The next two are the Salad Twins made from Cherry. These were made to order- three pair in total.

The last one is Left-hand Side and Bottom Scraper made from Box Elder. There is also an unfinished right handed one in the pack.

All are finished with Behandla salad bowl finish.

I just finished the other 12 and added them in shot #6

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

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#1 posted 04-08-2013 03:56 PM

Very nice.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#2 posted 04-08-2013 04:37 PM

Very nice spoons Jim. I especially like the bottom scraper, but I sure wouldn’t mind having all of them in my kitchen. I like the Scandinavian name for the finish. ‘Behandla’ is a more or less generic term for ‘finish’ over here with slight spelling variations between the different countries.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 04-08-2013 04:39 PM

First, Really nice stuff. I mean, really nice … good stuff.
Second, I’m always learning things when I check in on your posts. Behandla salad bowl finish is something I will be making a note of. We don’t have an Ikea around here, but Rockler isn’t new to us.
Third. Another note I made was of your mention of an inflatable sanding device. I looked it up and was very interested in how all that works. I’ll be putting that on my list of things to own.
Fourth. The bottom scraping spoon … I’m telling you, when it says “brown one pound of ground beef, drain …” I think, “I have to use that plastic spoon so I don’t damage that darn coated finish, then I can’t get much of the liquid because of the shape of the spoon. I’m frustrated …” Then along comes your spoon. If I was at a craft fair and saw these spoons, I’d buy one for every member of my family that ever reads the directions on a box of Hamburger Helper.

Thank you again.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#4 posted 04-08-2013 04:54 PM

Jim that is a nice wee collection
Spoons to me are the best thing for whittling.


-- 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 04-08-2013 05:29 PM

nice job

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 04-08-2013 05:34 PM

Excellent job!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 04-08-2013 06:09 PM

Looks great Jim, really nice spoons and utensils!

All the best,


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

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#8 posted 04-08-2013 06:32 PM

super spoons..glad you got the sander..arthritis sure takes a toll on the hands

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#9 posted 04-08-2013 07:19 PM

It’s nice to see Practical things made to improve ones life…

Excellent work!

Keep it up!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#10 posted 04-08-2013 07:37 PM

A nice set of utensils that would be a beautiful addition to any kitchen!
Nice job and I can totally understand the arthritis causing a delay in this, or any other, projects.

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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#11 posted 04-08-2013 07:45 PM

Well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#12 posted 04-08-2013 08:47 PM

Thank you all for all the nice comments. As for the arthritis, I just got back from the hand doctor and he put a shot of Cortisone in each thumb today. Man did it hurt from the pressure, but here it is ,an hour later, and they feel much better already. It was nice that the doc was a wood worker. We talked wood for 20 minutes before he got down to business. He is a big Saw Stop fan!!

Nomercadies, that inflatable sanding ball is $40 and the sanding balls are about $3.50 each. I took one apart and will be trying to make my own sandpaper balls for it. Also, I noticed that you can get the replacement rubber bladders for $9. I was thinking that a guy could just buy the bladder and fashion the center piece from the valve on an old inner tube with a nut and a washer for a seal like Guinevere does and have one for a lot less money- I’m frugal that way!!!!!!! I bought the 3/4” one and may go the build you own route with the 1 1/2” one.

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

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#13 posted 04-08-2013 08:50 PM

They look great. Good tools are a must as we get on in years…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#14 posted 04-08-2013 09:07 PM

Those are 4 really nice spoons Jim. The first & last really tweaked my attention. I had never thought of spoons being so specifically designed for those purposes. Truly great idea. Wally

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#15 posted 04-08-2013 09:18 PM

I like that bottom scraper too. and am curious about the sander as well cos I find it hard to finish inside the cup.

I hope that doctor was not charging by the minute.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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