After this batch goes out the door, I’m going to look into some of the suggestions I got about making selling more straight-forward. In the meantime, if you want one of these spoons, leave a comment about which one you’d like. It will help if you let me know your preferred payment method, paypal or check. From this end, paypal is easiest, but I will take checks if you want to send them. All the spoons are finished with flax oil. Anybody ever has a problem, I’ll take the spoon back, refund your money (minus shipping) w no questions asked. thanks for all your support.
spoon 14-10 – cherry serving/cooking spoon. With this one, I fiddled a bit with the spacing of the chip-carving. It’s fun to see how it plays out when you change this or that element.
spoon 14-12. Same size as the previous; also cherry serving/cooking. More chip-carving sampler on the handle; experimenting with the spacing & sequence.
14-13. Apple. I mentioned this one on the blog recently; it had oxidized for a while before I finish-carved it. The result is a deep dark apple-wood color. Radially split, this spoon should be a keeper…
spoon 14-14. American name for this wood is Sycamore, Buttonwood, Plane tree – a great wood for woodenware. Carves very nicely. I hate to see the trees cut though, one of my favorite trees. This wood came from a trimming a large sycamore got at work…some of the last I have of this tree. Not from a crook; so there’s some patterning in the bowl. I nice long-handled spoon.
spoon 14-15. Another of the sycamore, this one a server. Wide pointy bowl a fairly new shape for me. Heartwood in the bowl, crisp carving in the handle.
spoon 14-17. An outright kooky birch spoon. Not really from a crook, but had a bend to it. This was a fast-growing birch sapling; it’s translucent when oiled.
spoon 14-18 The olive wood that’s either Russian or Autumn Olive. This small spoon is clearly a righty; nice crook and shaping to it.
spoon 14-19 – same wood as above. Let’s call it Russian Olive until I know more…this wood is very dense, and develops crooks like nobody’s business.
spoon 14-20, Cherry. sapwood. A tiny bowl on a long-ish handle, from a crook.
spoon 14-21, another cherry sapwood spoon. Also tiny, this time small all around.
spoon 14-22, birch again. Small spoon, with a slightly large bowl..