First spoon of the new year!

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Project by jjw5858 posted 01-07-2014 08:43 PM 1345 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello friends, I surely hope you all had great holidays!

There are so many new things I am currently learning regarding green woodwork with spoons, traditional woodworking crafts, etc.

But…this is a hobby for me so I will take these projects on when time provides and continue to enjoy the learning!

I look forward to sharing more with you.

Thanks for taking a peek at this new spoon, be well friends!


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

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 01-07-2014 08:46 PM

Another fine piece sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 01-07-2014 08:54 PM

First of many, I hope. Are you familiar with the Country Workshops??

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

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#3 posted 01-07-2014 09:14 PM

Very nice. I am curious about what type of wood it is.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#4 posted 01-07-2014 10:48 PM

It would be an honor to eat from such a fine utensil, a work of art to eat with, does it get any better.. all the best to you and yours for the new year.. Papa

-- Papa...

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#5 posted 01-08-2014 12:11 AM

Happy New Year Joe. Good to see another fine spoon from you. I’m gearing up to have a go in the coming months.

-- 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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#6 posted 01-08-2014 12:39 AM

Another great spoon. Very nice.

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

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#7 posted 01-08-2014 03:43 AM

Thank you all! Monte, Spoontaneous, RichCMD, Papa, Andy, Don W. I really appreciate hearing from you. All of your work and blogs are so inspiring to me.

Spoontaneous: Yes sir, I am familiar with Country Workshops. Drew Langsner is a great inspiration for my woodworking. Heck of a nice guy to boot, and provides great tools for all of us hand tool people.

RichCMD: I am as curious as you…hahahaha. I actually am not sure of this timber and I usually always am. Not this Thanks for the comment.

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

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#8 posted 01-08-2014 08:13 AM

Fine looking spoon Joe. Glad to see you haven’t lost the knack.

p.s. – I knew it was you as soon as I saw the picture. You’re getting a “look”.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 01-08-2014 10:19 AM

Very handsome spoon, Joe! I love your work! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#10 posted 01-08-2014 11:18 AM

Joe ~ I had been getting the Country Workshops’ newsletter for the last couple of years…. and just never get around to reading the thing. But I bumped into online that he is collecting ‘spreaders’ or butter knives, which I had never made one of those.

So yesterday I shipped my first one ever out to him for his collection. I think he has over 100 of them.

I included a note and told him that I have to (cheat) and use rotary tools. If I had to rely on my skills with hand tools…. nothing would ever get made.

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

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#11 posted 01-08-2014 01:58 PM

Hey that’s great Spoontaneous ! No matter how you make something it’s the spirit of it. Your ideas are really creative and talented so I am sure Drew will love it! That is a gentleman that has done a ton of green woodworking from spoons, bowls, as well as log cabins. From what I know he has studied with some of the real masters of the various handicrafts from around the world.

Who knows…at some point you may even have a go at making one by hand! Once you start you will be hooked and you have the talents within yourself to do it!

Either way, keep creating and having fun with it, all the best and great to hear from you!



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

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#12 posted 01-12-2014 02:26 PM

And a fine one.
Happy spoon year.
Best thoughts,

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 01-22-2014 04:18 AM

Great 2014 spoon!!

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

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