Some Spoons

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The spoons are spoken for now, but I’ll keep the photos and information up for reference:

#1: Cherry.  13 1/4″ x 3 1/4″.  This is the one in the top photo and the next two photos below.  This is a large ladle or serving spoon with a significant bend from handle to bowl.  The lateral bend in the crook also makes it particularly ideal for left handers, but righties can still manage fine.

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#2: Rhododendron.  10″ x 3″.  This sculptural serving spoon follows the curves of a Rhododendron branch.  This is another lateral bend that is ideal for left-handed use.  In fact, I almost lettered it with “Lefty” like those scissors when I was in kindergarten.  In the end I went with “Rassasy,”  I’m still a lot unsure about this word, but it seems that it’s an old word meaning to satisfy a hunger.  While the etymology remains a mystery to me, I do like the way it fits onto the spoon handle, and I’m not changing it now.  I added a bit of texture to the field by tapping a nail repeatedly into the wood.

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#3: Rhododendron.  8″ x 2 5/16″.  This one has a right hand twist and a good bit of figure through the bowl.  An average sized serving spoon.

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#4: Cherry.  12″ x 3″.  This cherry spoon has an octagonal handle and would be a versatile spoon for everything from cooking to serving.

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#5: Cherry.  12″ x 3″.  A versatile spoon like the one above with enough crank to feel comfortable as a serving spoon, but useful for lots more.  This one is mostly sapwood, thus the lighter color.

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#6: Maple.  11 1/2″ x 3 1/4″.  This one has steep bend to make it a comfortable server ready to reach deep.

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#7: Norway Maple.  11 1/2″ x 2 7/8″.  I returned to a Latin phrase I’ve used before meaning “Hunger sweetens the beans.”

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#8: Norway maple.  17 1/2 x 3 1/8.  This one got lost in the shuffle at the end of last year, a leftover, so I thought I’d add it to this group now.  This is a very long, slender, slotted ladle.  If you’ve got a use for it, it will serve well.  I don’t think there is an extra unnecessary tiny bit of wood on this spoon.  Light and strong with the fibers running true.

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2 Responses to Some Spoons

  1. Mikaël says:

    Hi David,
    As for “Rassasy”, we have a verb in french that is Rassasier, that means the same: to completely satisfy someone’s hunger. It come from an old one: assasier, whose etimology is from the latin Satis (enough ->to satisfy, fr.satisfaire) Satiare (satiety, fr.satiété).
    Still in use.
    Always a pleasure to read (and look at!) your posts.
    Bon dimanche
    Mikaël

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