Saturday Night Spoons

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 dandkfish@gmail.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.

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11 Responses to Saturday Night Spoons

  1. sartorius2015 says:

    I want the Apple of My Eye. 

    N

    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”

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  2. francedozois says:

    Is #4 still available the spatula?

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  3. Barry Perkins says:

    #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” >

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  4. Michael says:

    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.

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    • Dave Fisher says:

      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.

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    • Dave Fisher says:

      I should also mention that clean cuts with a sharp tool may be the most important aspect of the finish.

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  5. John Reed says:

    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!

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