Like many places, we have a lot of maple trees around here. Such wonderful trees for shade, syrup, or playing with the samaras, or “propellors.” And the wood is ideal for spoons. I seemed to be on a lucky roll for finding good maple crooks and carved a group of spoons, each one different in response to the character of the piece of wood. I’ll list them below, going left to right in the photo above. If you’re interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Prices include shipping.
#1: 12 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. This large serving spoon came from a nice big crook, so I utilized all I could. The bowl is 3 1/2″ wide, so, in spite of the suggestion carved into the handle, this is not an eating spoon. $230 includes shipping. SOLD
#2: 12″ x 2 5/8″. A good all-around spoon in the kitchen. Stir, cook, serve. Chip-carved handle. Probably from red maple, which is a little yellower than the rest when oiled. $140 includes shipping. SOLD
#3: 13 1/4″ x 2 1/2″. This one had a tight dark knot that I was able to position in the center of the handle. A little deeper bowl and longer than #2. NFS
#4: 13 1/2″ x 2″. This spatula is thin and nimble, but very strong. The balance worked out so that it rests naturally in such a way that the blade stays off the table. A lucky feature that might keep the counter clean. Chip-carved handle. $130 includes shipping. SOLD
#5: 13 1/2″ x 2 1/4″. This long multi-tasker had a little perfectly round knot in the bowl. On a whim, when the spoon was finished, I added the smile with a wood-burning tool. $150 includes shipping. SOLD