I’ve finished five big spoons from big crooks, three in black cherry, two in hard (sugar) maple. I’ll post them here below. They’re all straight from the knife and treated with flaxseed (linseed) oil. I had fun experimenting with some different designs on these. They’re all serving/cooking spoons, way too big for eating spoons. I’ll mention each spoon’s unique characteristics with the photos below. Rather than listing them separately on my website, I’ll offer them right here in the blog post. If you’d like to purchase one, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All prices include shipping in the U.S. Orders outside of the U.S. will require an additional shipping charge, but it’s not usually too high for spoons. I’ll get back to you to confirm, and you can pay by mailing a check or through paypal.
Spoon #1 (below): Black Cherry, 13″ x 3″. This spoon would be great for general use — cooking, stirring, serving. The facets of the octagonal handle each flow onto and around the bowl of the spoon. $135 includes shipping. SOLD
Spoon #2 (below): Sugar Maple, 14″ x 4″. This spoon came from a large sugar maple crook that was a bear to carve, but will make an incredibly long-lasting serving spoon. With a bowl that is 4″ x 5″, your grandchildren will still be serving their grandchildren mountains of mashed potatoes! I cut across the handle with my hook knife to create the irregular pattern, and finished with a ball finial. $165 includes shipping. SOLD
Spoon #3 (below): Black Cherry, 12 1/4″ x 2 1/4″. This cherry cooking/stirring spoon will reach deep into the pot. The heartwood runs along the back side of the octagonal handle and up through the center of the bowl. $85 includes shipping. SOLD
Spoon #4 (below): Sugar Maple, 12 3/4″ x 2 7/8″. Carved from the upper portion of the same crook as the maple spoon above, this is a hardy cooking and stirring spoon with lovely figure through the bowl. After carving the handle pattern with cuts from a gouge, I painted it with thinned artist-oil paint that allows the grain to read through. With a little use, the paint will naturally begin to rub off on the edges and raised areas creating a beautiful patina of use. $130 includes shipping. SOLD
Spoon #5 (below): Black Cherry, 13 1/2″ x 3 1/4″. I just love this big spoon from a crook that was curved in both directions. The fibers flow unbroken through the handle and up through the bottom of the bowl. Very comfortable to use as a serving spoon — for righties anyway. Again, I carved across the handle with my hook knife, but more regularly in this case. That little sap pocket in the bowl of the spoon actually has a little opening that passes through, but you won’t lose much food! $180 includes shipping. SOLD