Welcome to the shop!
Almost all of my work is commissioned, rather than having items in stock, and orders will be filled in the order they come in.
To order some spoons, just be in touch with what you would like. I will add it to the list, and mail it to you when it is done. You send me a check. When you reach out I will give you a sense of the time frame. My waiting list sometimes runs as much as a month. Because I need to pivot to my Christmas tree farm in the middle of September, I am currently closing books for 2018 and accepting orders for January 2019. I apologize for any disappointment this may cause. I try to be as upfront about my time frame as I can be.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you live overseas or you cannot do checks, I can send you a Square invoice (like Paypal but a different company) for payment with a credit card, but I add a couple dollars to account for the percentage Square takes, so you'll save a couple bucks paying with a check if you can.
I try very hard to keep my prices as low as possible, in part because I want my work to be affordable to everyone, and in part because I want my spoons to be USED, not hung on a wall because they are too precious.
While I follow general forms with each type of spoon, I do not use patterns and I will change shapes somewhat based on the opportunities and limitations presented by a particular piece of wood. Pieces will also differ in their grain. I you want a spoon that looks like a particular piece I have already made, send me a picture of it and I will see what I can do.
Shipping and handling costs for a spoon or two are as follows:
Within the US: $5
UK: $15-20 depending
If you are ordering more or if I'm unsure about the shipping cost, I will simply wait until I ship to give you the grand total for the check, and add on whatever the shipping turns out to be.
A word on wood.
I carve mostly cherry and birch. I occasionally have some sumac on hand which I can use for certain shapes, and sometimes carve maple or walnut if I can get my hands on it. Most of what you see here is cherry because it carves easily but takes a crisp finish. If you would like a particular wood within these constraints, please let me know.
I also offer spoon blanks as a service to fellow spooncarvers. These can cookers, eaters or scoops (or really any of the shapes I do) and are generally of cherry or birch. You can choose either finished blanks (ready for carving) or raw blanks (with the crank axed in and an outline drawn but still needing axework). Blanks are $3 each plus shipping, and often the most efficient way to order them is to have me fill a medium flat rate box, which fits 10-16, depending on the type.
When you receive blanks from me, they will usually be wrapped loosely in plastic. Any you don't intend to carve right away, stick in a ziploc bag in your freezer. Ones you are currently carving or plan to carve within a week can be stored in plastic in the fridge.
The kitchen workhorse.With the outline of a baking spatula but the bowl of a cooking spoon, this will quickly become your go-to kitchen tool. It can bake and fry and stir soup and serve anything. 10-12 inches long. Specify left or right hand. To order, please get in touch.
Despite its name, this spatula is anything but simple and its ability to handle anything you need it to do in the kitchen will swiftly earn it a place next to your stove. 10-12 inches long. Slight angle change between the handle and blade means it can flip things in a frying pan easily. A fine leading edge to get under those pancakes. Off set blade allows you to scrape down mixing bowls with the edge.To order, please get in touch.
This classic coffeescoop is designed to hold about 2 tablespoons, and it has a flat base so you can put it on the counter loaded up and it won't spill. Raised handle for easy gripping. About 4-5 inches. To order, please get in touch.
Long Handled Scoop
A 1 tablespoon measure, with a stubby handle so it can fit in a tea canister, if that's your thing. To order, please get in touch.
A shorter version of the cooking spoon, with a wide oval bowl and a comfortable handle. 9-10 inches. My go to for everyday. Please be in touch to order.
Classic Eating Spoon
My eating spoon typically has an egg-shaped bowl and a fairly straight, tapering handle. I can also do an asymmetrical bowl upon request (see photos). Details such as a tail flip, thumb groove, wide side bevels or center spine are usually in reaction to the possibilities and limitations of a particular piece of wood, but if you are interested in any of these in particular, please let me know. I gravitate toward a longer handle to keep your hand out of the bowl when eating, and all my eating spoons have a narrow rim that allows the bowl to float effortlessly out of your mouth.7 inches or so. To order, please get in touch.