Here’s the spoons for sale for July. I’m rounding up boxes and packing materials, so I hope to be able to send these out in a timely fashion. Shipping is $6 in the US, per order – NOT PER SPOON. i.e. if you want more than one spoon, it’s still $6, not more.
Finish is flax oil. They are listed by #, then description, then price, then photos. Leave a comment letting me know which spoon(s) you would like. That way we have a time record of who gets what.
I can send a paypal invoice, or you can mail a check to me – here’s the particulars:
3 Landing Rd.
Kingston, MA 02364
Thanks for all your support, I never could have imagined the spoons would be so popular. I’m very appreciative.
UPDATE – SUNDAY JULY 7, ALL THE SPOONS ARE SOLD OUT. I HAVE ABOUT 4 OR 5 TOWARDS THE NEXT BATCH. I’LL GET THOSE POSTED IN EARLY AUGUST. SO IF YOU ARE SUBSCRIBED TO THE BLOG, YOU’LL GET EMAILED WHEN THE NEXT BATCH IS POSTED. THANKS AGAIN,
JUL #11. Maybe this is more of that wood. I forget. Or it’s apple without heartwood. Thus I think the former. Radially split, but this wood shows no figure anyway – part of what makes it great for chipcarving. W: 2″ L: 8 3/4″ $ 40
JUL #1 – cherry. I really like making the spoons from crooks like this one. Small, challenging and very engaging both in the making & using. This one had three little knots/birds’ eyes in the handle. I just lined the chip carving up with the row of eyes. Note that baseballs have invaded my house, my consciousness, and now once again, my photos. This spoon is probably my favorite of this batch. W: 2 1/4″ L: 6 1/2″ $45 – SOLD
JUL #2 – cherry. Lefty, weirdo shape. One of my favorite kind of spoons, those that come from odd twisted branches. These require some gymnastics in hewing, trying to sneak the hatchet into weird angles to rough out the shape. I pushed & pushed on this one, then almost cut right through the bowl! Light shines through when you get it just right. W: 2 3/4″ L: 12″ $70 – SOLD
JUL #3 – This spoon is apple, which is just a gorgeous wood to work with. I met a grower who said they were now using dwarf trees to grow the fruit, and right away I thought, but what about the wood??? Where would a spoon carver be w/o apple? W: 1 3/4″ L: 8 1/2″ $ 40 – SOLD
JUL #4 – Apple. The big one. This is the largest spoon/ladle I have made. It’s like a bowl with a handle. The spoon’s bowl is 4″ x 5″ – it took some doing to hollow that thing. There’s a knot in the handle, so I carved a free-form pattern around it. W: 4″ L: 13 3/4″ $ 100 – SOLD
JUL #5 – Apple. A nice serving or cooking spoon. Usually there’s mostly cherry spoons, but this batch I struck the apple stash from last winter/spring’s storms. It’s hard to get knot-free wood out of an apple tree, but worth the hassle. W: 2 3/4″ L: 11 3/4″ $ 60 – SOLD
JUL #6 – apple. This one is radially-split, right along the heartwood/sapwood line. W: 2 1/4″ L: 91/4″ $ 45 – SOLD
JUL #7 – birch. Found this crook one day when out walking in the park. When birch is fresh, it’s one of the best woods for spoons. A small spoon with a long handle. From a perfect crook. W: 1 1/2″ L: 9 1/2″ $ 40 – SOLD
JUL #8. Well, this one’s embarrassing. It’s from that log I wrote about on the blog – the one I couldn’t identify. Most of the responses I got, while well-intentioned, were also off the mark. Not beech, not poplar, not this, not that. Some reasonable speculation that it’s black birch, or some other birch that ain’t white. A lovely spoon wood, whatever it is. Carves like a dream. W: 2″ L: 7 1/2″ $ 35 – SOLD
JUL # 9. More of the same. I had so much fun carving these. Great wood. It’s hard to make a bad spoon with it… W: 2″+ L: 9″ $ 45 – SOLD
JUL #12. I sound like a broken record, but here’s that wood again. I assume we’re all of an age where that phrase means something… W: 2 3/8″ L: 9″ $ 45 – SOLD
JUL #14 – apple. A different spoon for me. Using the grain and irregular pattern in the wood to emphasize the spoon. Thus just a bit of carved decoration. A skewed shovel shape. Say that fast. W: 2 3/8″ L: 9 3/4″ $ 45 – SOLD
JUL #15 – PAIR of cherry spoons. These either got missed or passed over last time. Now I have paired them up, because they fell that way as I shuffled them around in the basket. One has a slightly larger bowl, but hey are generally about the same size. W: c. 2″ L: c. 6″ $ 50 for the pair – SOLD