Category Archives: spoons

Mr The Creature, Barn, and Letters

Strange title, but bear with me. Challenged with carving one of the coolest nicknames ever onto a spoon handle, I tried something new to sketch ideas before carving. Normally, I work out some ideas in my sketchbook after tracing the … Continue reading

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Follow the Bent

I was not anchored to a house or farm, but could follow the bent of my genius, which is a very crooked one, every moment. Henry David Thoreau, Walden I can’t seem to locate my genius, but I have been … Continue reading

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Spoons!

I have some spoons for sale. Although there are a dozen in the photo, one has already been removed from the mix, so eleven are available. If you’d like one, send me an email at dandkfish@gmail.com. You can pay through … Continue reading

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Seven Spoons

I’ve finished up several spoons, all from crooks of varying degrees of bend. I was pinching myself as I worked with some great crooks in this batch. All straight from the knife, except for #5, which I sanded. All finished … Continue reading

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Some Spoons

The spoons are spoken for now, but I’ll keep the photos and information up for reference: #1: Cherry.  13 1/4″ x 3 1/4″.  This is the one in the top photo and the next two photos below.  This is a … Continue reading

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Spoon Stages

I’ve been finishing up several spoons that have been sitting around, partially carved, for months.  For me, spoon carving breaks down into these stages:  Finding and collecting the crook  Splitting  Axe and adze work  Green knife work  Dry knife work … Continue reading

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Intriguing Old Spoon

My friend, Scott, sent me this old spoon to check out.  An antique dealer in Pittsburgh told him that he comes across a lot of these spoons in the area.  He knew nothing beyond that.  Could it be a form … Continue reading

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A Few New Spoons

I just finished four new spoons.  All are from crooks with a surface straight from the knife.  Flaxseed oil finish.  Ready for action.  If you see one you’d like, send me an email at dandkfish@gmail.com or leave a comment.  I’ll … Continue reading

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Liking Lichens

What is produced by a free stroke charms us, like the forms of lichens and leaves. There is a certain perfection in accidents which we never consciously attain. — Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers … Continue reading

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Wishes for a Peaceful New Year

When it is peaceful and quiet, using the knife will not break the tranquility.  Sometimes there will be other things to listen to, such as conversation, music, the singing of the birds or wind rushing through the leaves.  Indeed, sometimes … Continue reading

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