People need to cook. I help with that.
I carve spoons from a variety of woods harvested from my farm and the surrounding countryside. I mostly scavenge trees taken down by road crews or felled on my land as part of careful management. From logs bucked to length with a chainsaw, I then split billets with a wedge and sledgehammer, shape them with an axe, and then carve them using straight and curved knives.
If you would like to learn this process, get in touch to arrange a private lesson or sign up for my Virtual Apprenticeship Challenge (more on those on the Learning Resources page).
All my work is finished without sanding, using just knives and skill to leave a smooth, faceted surface that will become even more beautiful with age and use. I burnish my pieces in a two step process using a porcelain burnisher and a broomcorn polisher. Both of these tools are available to order (each is $15 plus shipping), please be in touch if you would like to be on the waiting list for one or to find out more. Pieces are oiled with a mixture of beeswax and jojoba oil. Hand wash only, and re-oil occasionally, if desired, with whatever you have on hand.