Thursday, May 10, 2012

DIY Wooden Handled Silverware

My brother has done it.  He has won best "Mother's Day Gift" for life.  He made the most beautiful set of silverware for our mom.  Yes, MADE!

 This is my brother and me at one of his baseball games his senior year of high school (last year).  I have to call him my younger brother because "little brother" doesn't really apply anymore!



My younger brother Jacob has always loved using a table grinder, and the designs he creates are awesome!  He usually makes canes or walking sticks, but he took it to the extreme this time and made silverware.  Probably the most beautiful silverware I've ever seen.


These are the pictures he sent me. Gorgeous!

He started by using his table grinder to carve a design all around what would become the "handle" of the silverware.  He drilled a small hole in the top of the handle for the utensil piece to fit into.  Using cheap silverware, he cut the ends off and made them into a point that fit into the hole in the wooden handle.  He filled in the hole using a substance called "Quiksteel Poxy" to keep the utensil secure in the handle.  He is going to use a sealant on the wood to make them usable and (hand)washable. Wow.  He has really impressed me!

He's making me a set next!

27 comments:

  1. Wow, this is beautiful! I want a set. Talent must run in your family!

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    1. On behalf of my brother, Thanks! He is quite talented!

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  2. How lovely! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

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  3. oh my!! thats gorgeous!! :) thanks for linking in!

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  4. Very cool idea! Thanks for sharing at the Make it Great party this week~

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  5. What a fabulous idea! They look very professional!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh, he'll love the "professional" part of that comment! Thanks!

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  6. Wow - this is a great gift and very creative. I'm impressed by your brother! Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a Dime!!

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  7. What a great Mother's Day gift! Your mom must have loved them. (I know I would.) Hmmm Maybe if I bought my daughter some woodworking tools... ;~)

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  8. Wow, how cool! I'd love for you to share over at my link party.

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  9. Wow, your brother is really talented! He could sell these to Pottery Barn. I love that your mom received such a personal gift....this silverware is heirloom worthy. Thanks for sharing it at Show & Tell!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  10. I have no idea what a table grinder is but I think I need one so I can make some of these. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

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    1. I'm not 100% sure what it is either! All I know is that he uses it to make some beautiful pieces!

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  11. That is awesome! Love this idea! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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  12. Beautiful work AND sentiment!

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    1. He did such an amazing job! PS... I knew it was you by the name Bigsista even before I saw your picture =) Can't wait for you to start posting!! This is going to be fun...

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  13. Really beautiful and special! thanks for sharing.

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  14. Wow! That is a special talent, and what a memorable gift. Thanks for linking to Handmade Tuesdays.

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  15. VERY talented brother you have. What a great gift and one your mom can treasure. Everytime she pulls them out of the drawer, I bet she thinks, "what a stud muffin I have for a son!" I know that's what I'd be thinking if my son made these for me.So glad I stopped in from Creative Thursday. I would love to invite you to come party with us sometime on Fabulous Friday. HAve a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks for the invite! I just linked up my new "Apple Puffs" Recipe. Hope you enjoy =)

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  16. What a great gift! Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can't wait to see what you link up this week.

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  17. Wow!! That is amazing! He has some awesome talent! Thanks for sharing this at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  18. Wow, I'm impressed too! What a great gift!

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  19. Wow, very beautiful silverware and what a great talent your brother has! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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  20. These are FABULOUS!! I have never seen anything like this before. My Dad would sooo love this!

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! I can't wait to see what you link up this evening!

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  21. great gift idea about DIY Wooden Handled Silverware, Send gifts to Pakistan from UK.

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