I’ve managed to fit in a few spoons from crooks that I found and couldn’t resist. I’ll post them below for sale, starting with the long cherry one on the bottom left and finishing with the little cherry one on the top right. If you’re interested, send me an email at email@example.com. All prices include shipping. Thank you.
#1: Cherry, 13″ x 2 1/2″. Sometimes, I’m able to split the usable split of a crook again, usually getting a thinner section. This is from one of those, and they can be good for handy stirrers/cookers/spatulas like this. They take significantly less time than more complex forms. $75 includes shipping. SOLD
#2: Apple, 13″ x 2 3/4″. When I saw the apple branches laying there in a pile, this curved section practically lit up. It provided this large server with a shallow bowl that would slide nicely along the bottom of a broad pan or dish. $210 includes shipping. SOLD
I lettered an old expression on the handle, a little reminder of the tree species.
#3: Maple, 11″ x 2 5/8″. This maple crook had a nice dark streak that now peaks up through the handle and the bottom of the bowl. The handle of this server has a little lateral curve brought to it by the branch. $140 includes shipping. SOLD
#4: Maple, 10 1/2″ x 2 1/8″. This petite spatula with a sharp bend would work equally well for flipping pierogies in the pan or lifting cookies from the tray. $75 includes shipping. SOLD
#5: Pear, 9 1/4″ x 2 3/8″. Another great fruitwood for spoons. This pear wood server has a lot of figure through the bowl. In fact, there are a couple tiny voids in the wild wood of the bowl, but they won’t let the beans through. I bent the line of chip carving around an area where the heartwood rises up to the surface of the handle. $155 includes shipping. SOLD
Below is a shot of the back side of the pear spoon, with a hook to catch over the edge of the pot.
#6: Cherry 7 3/4″ x 1 5/8″, This little crook could be a smaller serving spoon or a larger eating spoon. A little deeper bowl than I usually carve into an eating spoon, but some may like that for their cereal or soup. $100 includes shipping. SOLD
There’s another shot, below, of this little cherry spoon beneath the handles of three of the others.
I want the Apple of My Eye.
From: “David Fisher, Carving Explorations” Reply-To: Carving Explorations Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 8:29 PM To: “Norman E. Sartorius” Subject: [New post] Saturday Night Spoons
Dave Fisher posted: ” I’ve managed to fit in a few spoons from crooks that I found and couldn’t resist. I’ll post them below for sale, starting with the long cherry one on the bottom left and finishing with the little cherry one on the top right. If you’re interested, s”
All yours, Norm. Thanks! I’ll email you.
Wow – for once I was in early – thanks
Is #4 still available the spatula?
It’s yours, Marie. Thanks! I’ll email you.
#4 if available. Barry Perkins
On Sat, Nov 27, 2021, 8:29 PM David Fisher, Carving Explorations wrote:
> Dave Fisher posted: ” I’ve managed to fit in a few spoons from crooks that > I found and couldn’t resist. I’ll post them below for sale, starting with > the long cherry one on the bottom left and finishing with the little cherry > one on the top right. If you’re interested, s” >
Thanks, Barry, but #3 is the only one still available now.
Hi David, these spoons are amazing – I can never get to your posts early enough to snatch one. I was wondering what finish you use on your spoons? It looks gorgeous on them.
Thanks, Michael. Just pure linseed/flaxseed oil. I soak them for a day or so, then put in my light bulb kiln at somewhere around 130 degrees Fahrenheit for another day or so. Then no oil comes off on my fingers at all when the spoon is handled. Buff them briefly with a cloth/rag, ready to go.
I should also mention that clean cuts with a sharp tool may be the most important aspect of the finish.
Beautiful work David as always, seems like I’m out of town
every time you put your spoons up for sale and they are SOLD by the time I see the email, but one of these days I’m gonna get lucky and nab one!
“I believe that hunt for the rare or unique is to neglect or even despise the ordinary; when we carve a good spoon from ordinary wood we celebrate the beauty of ordinariness.”
-Barn the Spoon