Spoons of 2015

This year my spoon carving improved, as did my level of production. I have  switched over to using a knife finish entirely, which has been great in lowering the amount of sawdust in my house and given the finished product a much more interesting look.

Spoons 2015 2

I was lucky in obtaining a large supply of cherry wood from two trees that were cut down in a local park. I’ve got to the point now that I can complete a spoon in a single sitting, although it’s often necessary to do a few refinements after the wood is completely dry in a couple of weeks. They are finished with a mixture of beeswax, mineral oil, and a smaller amount of carnauba wax for hardness.

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6 responses to “Spoons of 2015

  1. beautiful to see as a collection Martin! now you need a spoon carving badge…

  2. weekendwoodworker7095

    Very nice

  3. These are beautiful! Stumbled upon this post while searching for some spoon making in Vancouver. Do you teach this or is it just a hobby??

    • Thanks Stephanie. We have a free carving session every Tuesday evening at the MacLean Park Field House at the corner of Heatley and Keefer Streets in Strathcona. Potluck dinner, 6pm.

  4. Faye Hurrell, Vancouver Island

    I received one of your beautiful spoons for a gift! Thank you for creating .

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