Some stuff for sale this time. Box, book stand, bowl & spoons. Just leave a comment if you’d like to order any of these; all of these prices include shipping in the US. Further afield, we can figure out a shipping charge. Paypal is simplest, but I’ll take a check too , just let me know. The bowl and spoons are finished with food-grade flax oil. Thanks to all for the support, past and present.
Oak box, SOLD
S-scroll carving. This box is mostly based on a period one I studied many years ago. Rare to see a New England one this small. It’s based on the work of Thomas Dennis, the joiner from Ipswich, Massachusetts. I carved the ends, which was not the case on the old one. Iron nails and hinges, red oak box & lid, which oak bottom. Till inside.
H: 5 3/4″ W: 14″ D: 9″
$525 includes shipping in US.
Here is the inside, showing the small till within. It’s made of Atlantic white cedar, with a chestnut lid.
The oak lid to the box.
Carved Book Stand; black walnut. SOLD
Not a stand for carved books…you get the idea. I’ve made a few of these. I based the dimensions on a turned one I studied once. The idea of this is from an English one I saw only in a photo. So I made up some of the format; the joinery around where the shelf meets the stiles, that sort of thing.
I keep one on my desk and it holds papers, etc that I work with as I’m writing…some people even use them for tablets. (there’s no stopping progress)
H: 16 1/2″ W: 15 1/2″ D: varies – about 15″
$450 including shipping – this doesn’t fold dead-flat so I make a wooden crate inside a box for it.
Bowl – butternut. This bowl has been around a while. I carved it from a large butternut limb; bent and twisted. Once I finished it, I chip-carved around the rim. Then here it sat for quite a while, something was always a bit off about it. I showed it to Dave Fisher and he said, “easy, just carve away this bit & that bit & it’ll be fine.” I did, and it was. Then it went in a chest and I forgot about it until a cleaning of the shop recently.
H: 4″-5″ L: 13 1/2″ W: 6″
$350 including shipping in US.
A few months back, I began to carve my spoon handles with designs derived and adapted from furniture carvings. I have never shown this process yet on the blog, but shot a couple photos of this one underway… I’m going to write and shoot more of this soon, but thought this was a good place to introduce the subject.
I always start with margins. These I incise with this knife by Del Stubbs. He stopped making it, and I’ve never found anything as good since.
Then I use a gouge to begin incising the pattern. This is an old gouge with a very short handle, maybe 3″ long. I found it that way & it’s perfect. I can’t drive these with a mallet like in furniture work. It’s all hand-pressure. I oil the spoon first, that helps. So I’m pressing down and rocking the gouge side-to side.
Then an angled chip behind that incised cut.
This one I further highlighted with a punch. It was a bit scary whacking it with a hammer to punch those dots. But I haven’t broken one yet.
Here’s the spoons for sale:
spoon 18-01; cherry. Very pronounced crook; I love making this kind of spoon.
L: 9″ W: 2 3/8″
spoon 18-02; Cherry, crook. This is the spoon I like to make the most of all. A curved crook, this spoon has shapes and angles in several directions. This one still works, I’m known for carving some “challenging” shaped-spoons.
L: 7 1/2″ W: 2″
spoon 18-03: Cherry crook again.
L: 7″ W: 2 3/8″
spoon 18-04; Almost a pie-serving shape, but quite narrow. A small slice of pie. American sycamore crook. Very flat “bowl” to this one…
L: 9 3/4″ W: 1 1/2″
spoon 18-05: SOLD
a long, cherry serving/cooking spoon. Lefty, mostly.
L: 13 1/2″ W: 2 3/4″
spoon 18-06: SOLD
a big spoon. A deep bowl. Cherry again.
L: 13 3/8″ W: 3 3/4″
spoon 18-07: SOLD
Large cherry server.
L:13 7/8″ W” 3 1/2″
spoon 18-08: Ornamental cherry
L: 10 3/4″ W: 2 1/4″
spoon 18-09: Small birch spoon. Straight grain.
L: 7 1/2″ W: 2 1/4″
spoon 18-10; black birch serving/cooking spoon. This one is straight-grained. I based it and the next two on one I made years ago that gets frequent use in our kitchen.
L: 10 1/2″ W: 2 3/4″
Spoon 18-11; Another black birch. Same story as above
L: 10 3/8″ W: 2 3/4″
Spoon 18-12; One more as above
L: 9 5/8″ W: 2 3/4″