Ten Spoons

In between other projects, I’ve been able to squeeze in some spoons. I have these ten finished and available. I’ll provide another shot of each one below. If you’re interested, send me an email at dandkfish@gmail.com. I’ll update the status of each spoon below as they sell. Update: All of the spoons in this batch have sold now, thank you. Updates won’t show up in your email browser. If you would like to pay by sending a check, please let me know your shipping address. Otherwise, I’ll assume you’d prefer to receive a Paypal invoice. Shipping is included in the price listed for each spoon. All of these spoons are straight from the knife, finished with pure food-safe linseed oil, cured in my lightbulb kiln.

It’s worth noting that I don’t think these spoons would be here without the influence of Wille and Jögge Sundqvist. Check out Peter Follansbee’s post from earlier today to see why I’m mentioning that again.

#1: Maple, 8 3/4″ x 2 3/8″. Ladle/serving spoon. The form of this spoon practically jumped out at me when I saw the crook laying on the ground. The flow of the curve seemed like an ideal setting for a school of fish, along with a chaser on the finial. The crook bent on two planes as you can see from the second photo below. SOLD

#2: Lefty cherry eating spoon, 7 1/2″. This one is definitely for a lefty. The bowl is sort of coming toward you in this shot, so it is foreshortened. Another view is in the overall shot at the top. SOLD

#3: Maple serving spoon, 9 x 2 5/8″. This maple crook had a lot of figure, making it tough to split out, but a nice spoon. SOLD

#4: Righty maple eating spoon, 7 1/2″. That dark little pin knot on the handle led me to a fun detour with the chip carving as you can see in the detail photo below. SOLD

#5: Maple serving spoon, 7 3/4″ x 2 1/4″. Short crook that made for a nice server. SOLD

#6: Cherry serving/cooking spoon, 9 5/8″ x 2 1/4″. There are magical times in the fall, walking in the woods on breezy days, when leaves are tumbling and floating down all around you. Those times led to this pattern. SOLD

#7: Cherry serving spoon, 9 1/8″ x 2″. SOLD

#8: Rhododendron little server, 6 5/8″ x 2 1/8″. This is a shallow server with just a little bend. I had some fun with sort of an hourglass idea on the handle. SOLD

#9: Cherry stirring/cooking spoon, 14″ x 2 5/8″. Unusual for me, this spoon is made from a straight piece of wood, rather than a crook. With just a little bit of crank and a long beefy handle, it can handle stirring the stiffest of batters. SOLD

#10: Rhododendron serving spoon, 7 1/4″ x 2 1/8″. From a nice little rhododendron crook, this one could also serve as an eating spoon if you have a really wide mouth and are focused on efficiency. Otherwise, it would be most ideal as a server. SOLD

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12 Responses to Ten Spoons

  1. Eric Goodson says:

    Beautiful work, Dave. Just stunning. If I could I would be snapping up all of the rhododendron spoons because rhododendron is the bomb. “Spoon wood” if there ever was one.

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  2. sartorius2015 says:

    My favorites are #1 School of Fish – so elegantly done and such a good idea to start with. Then #4 where you adapted your chip carved handle detail out of respect for the pin know which you must have noticed early in the carving process because you left it wonderfully proud of the surface. A very profound detail. Last favorite would be #8 with the chips falling thru the hourglass form. You are so so good Dave. They all are a treat. Thanks

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  3. Jim says:

    Just have to ask, since I am embarking on my first “project” – making a butterknife for my son. He wants to paint the handle – what paint do you use for your spoons? Pigments and linseed oil, or something off the shelf?

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  4. Dave Fisher says:

    Lots of possibilities, Jim. Many folks use milk paint, acrylics, etc. You could simply get some of the little 99 cent bottles of craft paint.
    I tend to use artist oil paints, following the lead of Jogge Sundqvist. Good artist oil paints are nothing more than good pigments finely ground into linseed oil (or another drying oil like walnut oil less commonly). I can modify the paint out of the tube by adding a little more linseed oil or sometimes a little citrus solvent. There are all sorts of things to consider in terms of consistency, transparency vs opacity, and all that, and I’ll try to get a post together soon about my experience with paint. The one point I want to leave you with for now is to consider materials safety, for your own health when applying and down the road for the end user. Some artist materials can have toxic pigments such as real cadmium and cobalt. Most people are familiar with MSDS information for all sorts of materials, but there is a system commonly used for art products that makes it relatively clear: If the product has the “AP” seal, it’s safe all around. Here is a good link about the AP designation: https://acmiart.org/
    I’ve also experimented a little with mixing my own pigments and such. I have a “paint” category on the drop down menu to the right.

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    • Jim says:

      Thank you very much for the detailed reply, Dave! Especially with a young kid, I am aware of the material safety aspect. I am going to do some research before diving in.

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  5. Rob Thornton says:

    Dave, I have to say, as others have, your work is truly inspirational! Technique, proportion, lines, detail, detail ratio, artistic pop, they all “work together” in each piece. I am new to your blog and look forward to continuing to follow you. I have worked with wood using hand tools for about 50 years, it gets more exciting with each new project! Do you have plans for small classes? With an appropriately safe working environment I would really benefit from your instruction.
    Thanks, Rob

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    • Dave Fisher says:

      Thank you, Rob. I have no scheduled plans for classes right now, but I do plan on arranging some down the road again sometime. I’ve been enjoying some time to catch up on several promised projects this summer and in a few days I will be back in the high school history classroom for the beginning of another school year. I’ll post any developments on future classes here on the blog. I appreciate your interest and I look forward to the opportunity to work with you sometime. In the meantime, you may be interested in the video options that are available: https://davidffisher.com/eventsteaching/

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  6. #10: “… this one could also serve as an eating spoon if you have a really wide mouth and are focused on efficiency” … 😂 I think that’s me 😁

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