Birdseye Maple Spoons

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-18-2013 10:25 PM 2413 views 2 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are at my wife’s request. she says she only has this one short wooden stirring spoon and would like a longer one so she does not have to get so close to the hot stuff. So, I had a short piece of Birdseye Maple- enough for two of them. One is going to the place in Az.
They are 13” long with 5/8” dia. handles and the heads are 1/2×1 1/2×2.

They are finished with 2 coats of Behandla salad bowl finish.

This is the last project of 2013 for me. The shop is closed!!!

Merry Christmas to all Lumberjocks. What a great family of woodworkers of which I am so proud to be a member.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 12-18-2013 11:04 PM

Very nice! Brings back memories of my mom chasing me down for a whooping with her favorite wooden spoon.

-- RETIRED...nuff said!

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#2 posted 12-18-2013 11:18 PM

Very nice, and for me it brings memories of great food coming out the kitchen. Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas to you, your family and all Lumberjocks!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 12-18-2013 11:26 PM

Smart man….keep that woman happy Jim….lol Been great getting to know you as well this past year buddy. You are a true master craftsman . Merry Christmas to you sir and many happy new years to come…

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 12-18-2013 11:37 PM

Nice spoons Jim, always good to keep the wife happy. Have a Merry holiday and a Happy New Year.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#5 posted 12-18-2013 11:38 PM

Very good, Jim!

Sorry you don’t do what Paul does… have a small shop in AZ… where he can still putz around! :)

Where did you say you were in AZ?

Nice spoons!

And nice wooden spoons with all of the Pan finishes NOT liking metal, are nice to have…

She will like them!

Have a NICE winter away from the Cold Winter of Michigan!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!


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

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#6 posted 12-18-2013 11:57 PM

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing your amazing work!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#7 posted 12-19-2013 12:53 AM

Merry Christmas Jim! Great looking spoons. Thank you for all of your inspiring woodwork this past year. Be well and have a great holiday season!

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

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#8 posted 12-19-2013 01:36 AM

These spoons are a great way to close out your shop year. Merry Christmas to you and yours Jim, thanks for sharing some great projects with us.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#9 posted 12-19-2013 03:21 AM

Good job there Jim. My wife like these on occasion too. I will have to ask, is the salad bowl finish safe for hot liquids?
Thank you for all your great and unique projects. You have been an inspiration and a motivator. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 12-19-2013 03:38 AM

Very nice spoon Jim, I’m border line closed, I’m using this time now that Christmas is among us and I’ve done pretty good in sales, I plan on using this time to work on projects for myself.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#11 posted 12-19-2013 03:42 AM

Thanks you all for the nice comments and Christmas and holiday greetings/ Tis the season!!

Hi Maximus. I never thought of that- she could use it on me!!

Hi Joe, We’ll be in Casa Grande, Az.

Hi Dave. I hope the salad bowl finish is good for hot things. I have used it on may in the past and some I use to make chili. They get a re -dip every so many years to rejuvenate them. I don’t really know what would be the best to use for something designated to go in hot liquid. I use it because it is for wood and is food safe!!

............Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 12-19-2013 03:55 AM

Nice spoons and great looking wood! They should work great!

-- Dick

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#13 posted 12-19-2013 04:15 AM

Great Spoons Jim. I will look forward to your projects next year and thank you for all the good advice.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#14 posted 12-19-2013 09:21 AM

Well done Jim. My wife likes her wooden spoons too. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 12-19-2013 10:04 AM

Well done Jim. You have posted many nice project this year mate that you can sure have a break well earned.
Have a great Christmas & Happy new year.

-- Dave -

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