UPDATE – THIS BATCH SOLD OUT. THANKS FOR THE OVERWHELMING SUPPORT. I AM CARVING MORE SPOONS EACH DAY. RIGHT NOW THERE ARE ABOUT 8 DONE TOWARDS THE NEXT BATCH. ONCE I GET THESE IN THE MAIL, THEN I WILL POST THE NEXT SET.
After a lengthy delay, here are some spoons I have ready for sale. I apologize for the photos, but I’m working on it for next time. These are the best I got for this batch.
If you would like to purchase one or more of these, leave a comment and let me know which spoons you’d like. I can send a paypal invoice, or you can mail a check. Shipping in US is $ 6 per order – NOT per spoon. So if you want more than one spoon, then your shipping is still $6. I send them through the US mail, insured. Shipping outside the US we’ll figure the price.
Some people have asked about getting spoons after missing the trigger here on the blog. I’d be happy to make a spoon for you if you want to send an email – and we can figure out details, etc.
Mailing address is :
3 Landing Rd
Kingston, MA 02364
email = firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct Spoon 01 – this is a small eating-type spoon. In apple. I love to carve this wood; it cuts like no other.
L: 7 1/4″ W: 1 3/4″
Oct Spoon 02 – this one’s called sycamore in the US, in England it would be the plane tree. We know it by many names. I first learned of these trees in Andrew Wyeth paintings, in which setting they were called “buttonwood”. Whatever you call it, it’s a favorite tree of mine, and a nice wood for spoons too. If you ever had your knuckles rapped w a school ruler, it was often sycamore.
L: 6 7/8″ W: 1 3/4″
Oct Spoon 03 – SOLD
A nice big serving/cooking spoon in apple sapwood. This was a large chunk of apple to fit the whole spoon out in the sapwood. If you get it while it’s fresh, the sapwood is clean and sound.
L: 12″ W: 2 5/8″
Oct Spoon 04 – Closer to the middle of the tree this time, so this apple serving spoon has a burst of heartwood for accent.
L: 8 1/2″ W: 2 3/8″
Oct Spoon 05 – SOLD
a medium sized serving spoon. I have seen some old spoons with this pointed tip, so gave it a shot here. I think this one’s cherry; but I lost track. I wiggled the chip carving around a knot…
L: 8 1/4″ W: 2″
Oct Spoon 06 – SOLD
another sycamore spoon. It’s not yellow like this photo makes it appear, I struggled with the photos this time. A serving spoon, or small cooking spoon. Chip carving this stuff is a dream.
L: 9 1/4″ W: 2 1/4″
Oct Spoon 07 – SOLD
a nice little apple eating spoon. Great color, great shape. The tree made a good spoon for me here…
L: 6 1/4″ W: 1 7/8″
Oct Spoon 08 – pretty much totally crazy maple spoon. I don’t often look to maple for spoon wood. It’s quite hard, but carves nicely when green. This one was a crook I couldn’t resist taking a shot at though. I was quite pleased with the result. Streaky heartwood in the bowl. a very tough weird crook.
L: 10 1/2″ W: 2 1/2″
Oct Spoon 09 – SOLD
the out & out biggest of this batch, a sycamore serving spoon that I have picked away at for a while. The bowl is 3 5/8″ wide by 4 1/2″ long. Big.
L: 13″ W: 3 5/8″
Oct Spoon 010 – One of my favorites of this fall. I think it’s some pear wood I got from Drew Langsner. A somewhat plain wood, but it carves great. I tried again for the traditional shape here with a more pointed bowl than my “normal” stuff. I plan on more of these, they’re fun.
L: 6 3/4″ W: 2″
Oct Spoon X – (PAIR)
OK, here’s the weirdos. I think they belong together, so will offer them as a pair. If they bomb, then I’ll split them up next week. Or we’ll get stuck with them in our kitchen.
The wood is that lilac stash I am starting to work with. Harder than hard, this wood. The figure in the heartwood is swirling and flowing. These are crooked, twisted strange sculptures/spoons. the little one is decidedly lefty, while the larger one swings right. I shot them before I finished chip carving the handle on the large one, but it’s ready tonight (no Red Sox tonight).
L: 11 1/4″ & 9″ W: 2 1/4″ & 2″
$ 125 for the pair