New Teaspoon Advice Please

New Teaspoon Advice Please

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Blib

35,146 posts

141 months

Thursday 18th July
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I'm here in Tuscany where I've been invited to demonstrate my signature, "Blib Krupp 221(b)" at the Siena Classic.



Very hilly, Tuscany.

mickk

24,757 posts

186 months

Thursday 18th July
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You don't appear to be attracting the crowds you normally do Blib?

Blib

35,146 posts

141 months

Thursday 18th July
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mickk said:
You don't appear to be attracting the crowds you normally do Blib?
They're at the bottom of the slope, just out of view.

yes

KP328

1,499 posts

139 months

Thursday 18th July
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Normal people - Using a Teaspoon to stir tea.

Blib - Using a Teaspoon to stir a swimming pool.

That will be one impressive vortex !

SCEtoAUX

1,715 posts

25 months

Thursday 18th July
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The bloke who just fitted some tyres to my Nissan was stirring his coffee with a '68 Gould "Agitronic". He had no idea.

Blib

35,146 posts

141 months

Thursday 18th July
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KP328 said:
Normal people - Using a Teaspoon to stir tea.

Blib - Using a Teaspoon to stir a swimming pool.

That will be one impressive vortex !
Krupp Blib 221(b) verses pool....



Don't try this at home, children.

OpulentBob

10,714 posts

124 months

Thursday 18th July
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Blib said:
KP328 said:
Normal people - Using a Teaspoon to stir tea.

Blib - Using a Teaspoon to stir a swimming pool.

That will be one impressive vortex !
Krupp Blib 221(b) verses pool....



Don't try this at home, children.
Australia? Or enough power to disrupt Newton's 17th law?

NoNeed

13,307 posts

144 months

Thursday 18th July
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I watched a show where Tony Robinson walks the Thames, and in one place where ancient rituals and sacrifices were made he decided to make his own sacrifice, a teaspoon. I am not sure of the make or model as watching him bend this poor helpless instrument of measure was too much, maybe one of you guys will be able to view this channel 5 monstrosity and fill us in.

valiant

3,850 posts

104 months

Thursday 18th July
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KP328 said:
Normal people - Using a Teaspoon to stir tea.

Blib - Using a Teaspoon to stir a swimming pool.

That will be one impressive vortex !
That’s not a swimming pool. That’s a modern take on an 18th century Italian apprentice stirring lagoon.

In days of yore you’d never let a newbie loose with your latest creation on a cup where the danger of hitting the sides was very real and risking causing striations on your new spoon. You’d train them up starting with the stirring lagoon then moving onto smaller and smaller liquid containers until many years later the Spooning Grand Master would let you stir HIS cup of coffee thus passing your apprenticeship.

I do hope you haven’t actually put your body into the lagoon Blib? Grand Masters will be turning in their graves if you have. Sacrilege I tells yer.

Blib

35,146 posts

141 months

Thursday 18th July
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valiant said:
I do hope you haven’t actually put your body into the lagoon Blib? Grand Masters will be turning in their graves if you have. Sacrilege I tells yer.
yikes

No, no, I certainly have not done such foolish things as swim/lilo-float/splash about a bit in it.





paperbag

Butter Face

19,075 posts

104 months

Thursday 18th July
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NoNeed said:
I watched a show where Tony Robinson walks the Thames, and in one place where ancient rituals and sacrifices were made he decided to make his own sacrifice, a teaspoon. I am not sure of the make or model as watching him bend this poor helpless instrument of measure was too much, maybe one of you guys will be able to view this channel 5 monstrosity and fill us in.
It was a Flungstaffen 6/6ths. Supposedly one from his own personal collection.

It’s a simple choice for the show due to the malleability of the shaft and the fact that his early onset arthritis meant he needed to be able to have something he could use without a ‘pre-bend’ (I consulted with the producers and explained that a pre-bend wouldn’t have the authenticity needed for such a high brow audience, I believe they spoke to Blib about it too but as always he was ‘pro-pre-bend’ and I think they decided he was just too extreme.

Anyways. It was an interesting snippet, cut down drastically from the 3+ hours of footage originally taken of the history of the Spoon involved etc.

toastybase

1,855 posts

152 months

Friday 19th July
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Hello all.

Some of the longer serving members here will know of my challenges with cutlery and especially the spoonagery form.

For those who don’t my life outside farming has been devoted to spoons however in 2015 I developed a habit of throwing cutlery away after one use.

My lowest point was buying ASDA ‘basics’ cutlery pack in bulk and throwing them directly into the bin upon getting out to the supermarket car pack. I’d then sit in my car and sob while eating a 24 pack of Jaffa cakes.

The good news is however that I’m finally out of rehab, I’ve focused on the farming for a few months and today I took it upon myself to open up my spoon collection once again.

I look forward to many more years to spoonagery and hopefully see a few of you at Spoon Scoop 2019 in December.

Cheers

Gareth

Blib

35,146 posts

141 months

Friday 19th July
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Welcome back Gareth. Wonderful that you're once again dipping your filthy dirty, mud encrusted, farmer's toe into the world of tea spoons.

As you know, when I'm not jetting around the world on official Krupp business, I'm an addiction psychotherapist. If you need further support I'm available to travel up to your ramshackle farmhouse to administer therapy.

(148 guineas an hour [50 minutes], cash up front.)


NoNeed

13,307 posts

144 months

Friday 19th July
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Blib said:
Welcome back Gareth. Wonderful that you're once again dipping your filthy dirty, mud encrusted, farmer's toe into the world of tea spoons.

As you know, when I'm not jetting around the world on official Krupp business, I'm an addiction psychotherapist. If you need further support I'm available to travel up to your ramshackle farmhouse to administer therapy.

(148 guineas an hour [50 minutes], cash up front.)
Don't member with 100 forum months get the discount anymore? I don't remember seeing it was stopped.

550man

65 posts

106 months

Friday 19th July
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I recall that the discount only applied if the average posts per month was below 12.

The figure 12 I recall was settled upon as a tribute to the Resolution of Austerlitz in 1771 which set the maximum gauge weight of a tier 1 Oberhausen-7 spoon as 12 ounces (to avoid a conflict with Krupp who had a minimum gauge weight of 13.5 ounces).

Before any of you go thinking that I must be a spoon geek to recall this, I must confess to checking it in the Tobermory Almanac of Great Spoon Events (14th Edition) (interestingly edited, I now just see, by a Mr Blib...)

Mark-C

3,035 posts

149 months

Friday 19th July
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550man said:
I recall that the discount only applied if the average posts per month was below 12.

The figure 12 I recall was settled upon as a tribute to the Resolution of Austerlitz in 1771 which set the maximum gauge weight of a tier 1 Oberhausen-7 spoon as 12 ounces (to avoid a conflict with Krupp who had a minimum gauge weight of 13.5 ounces).

Before any of you go thinking that I must be a spoon geek to recall this, I must confess to checking it in the Tobermory Almanac of Great Spoon Events (14th Edition) (interestingly edited, I now just see, by a Mr Blib...)
Isn't the 14th edition incredibly sought after because of the incorrect picture caption for the Flaush & Splang Bastellöffel 72 stating it was a 72b? I thought they recalled and pulped most copies.

Although now I see you've mentioned Blib's involvement in editorship it's difficult to see how he'd have let that make it into the printed version

digimeistter

4,606 posts

153 months

Friday 19th July
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I took a house to auction the other day and was drawn to what was once a magnificent collection of spoonage.

Clearly the relatives had already raided the collection and most likely taken some of the rarer pieces.

I confess my knowledge of spoonery is somewhat limited, however I thought i recognised a Krupp Doppellöffel edition 3 in there.

Hopefully some of you more knowledgeable chaps can identify the others.






55palfers

3,999 posts

108 months

Friday 19th July
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Mark-C said:
Isn't the 14th edition incredibly sought after because of the incorrect picture caption for the Flaush & Splang Bastellöffel 72 stating it was a 72b?

Although now I see you've mentioned Blib's involvement in editorship it's difficult to see how he'd have let that make it into the printed version
There is a story, probably apocryphal, that he had to take a leave of absence when his spoon was allegedly "discovered" lodged in the formidable cleavage of one Mavis Clench the publishers part time tea lady.




KP328

1,499 posts

139 months

Friday 19th July
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digimeistter said:
I could quite happily remove my television and replace it with that Teaspoon rack. I could stare at it for hours.

It really stirs the emotions.

glenrobbo

15,599 posts

94 months

Friday 19th July
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valiant said:
That’s not a swimming pool. That’s a modern take on an 18th century Italian apprentice stirring lagoon.

In days of yore you’d never let a newbie loose with your latest creation on a cup where the danger of hitting the sides was very real and risking causing striations on your new spoon. You’d train them up starting with the stirring lagoon then moving onto smaller and smaller liquid containers until many years later the Spooning Grand Master would let you stir HIS cup of coffee thus passing your apprenticeship.

I do hope you haven’t actually put your body into the lagoon Blib? Grand Masters will be turning in their graves if you have. Sacrilege I tells yer.
Coffee??
COFFEE???

What heresy is this??? yikes

I cannot believe that nobody has picked up on Valiant's vile utterance.

This is and always has been a respectable Teaspoon thread for True Enthusiasts and decent folk wishing to expand their knowledge of teaspoons and the noble art of spooning as an enjoyable pastime or full-on competitive sport.

I propose that Valiant should be brought before a Panel of Enquiry to account for this shocking outburst of depravity, and dealt a suitable punishment.
What say you, Spoonistas?