This is another with a hook on the underside of the handle. I tried something different on the handle, carved “BIRCH 2014” – then highlighted w oil/coffee mixture.
14-46; here it is again, but in an unknown very hard wood. Lefty for certain. The wood is heavy, it came from a shrub growing between a red maple swamp & a cranberry bog. Scaly bark, deciduous. One day I’ll figure it out. I loved carving it. I have one more piece to use up.
BELOW HERE THESE SPOONS ARE SOLD. MORE SOON. THANKS, PETER
SOLD 14-49; a loooonggg birch server. From a crook, with a tooled surface inside the bowl, not sanded.
SOLD 14-36; birch. A medium-sized serving spoon. One of a continuing series made from crooks of birch.
SOLD 14-38. American sycamore. I have bits & pieces of different woods tucked away. Now & then I dig through the pile to see what’s there. This sycamore had dried out, so I moved onto fresher wood. Later I went back & took a whack at it, it’s worth dealing with – a very nice spoon wood. You can use this as a righty, but it’s ideal for a lefty.
SOLD 14-39, back to the birch crook pile. A really favorite small spoon/big bowl combination.
SOLD 14-40; there’s several of this general shape – resulting from a branch-to-trunk, or small branch-to-larger branch connection. So much fun to see what spoon comes out of the woods!
SOLD 14-41. This one came out of some of the straighter shots of the birch. In such a case, it’s up to the carver to work out some shape that works, but doesn’t weaken the spoon. A balancing act..
SOLD 14-42 – another medium server. Lots of “movement” in the side view; not a straight line in it.
SOLD 14-43; a while back I said “expect cherry spoons” then I got a load of birch. Cherry lasts longer in the log, so I’ve been mostly working birch. But this cherry crook snuck in.
SOLD 14-44; back to birch. One of a series where I am trying out a shape. I tend to make a few shapes again & again.
SOLD 14-45, another branch juncture birch spoon. I first carved one of these forms in 2001 – I know because it’s in our kitchen, w the date carved on it.
SOLD 14-47; birch. another small spoon; still following a crook.
SOLD 14-48 Birch. Similar to before, but larger all around.
SOLD 14-50, lilac. I still have a lot of lilac. Just haven’t got to it yet. Here’s one, though. what beautiful wood.