Category Archives: Woodenware

Spoons, Spatulas, Cutting Boards, and Other Wooden Kitchen Utensils

“How Long Does It Take You to Make a Spoon?”

It’s a question I get a lot when selling my wooden spoons at craft markets, and I was never sure how to answer.  I couldn’t remember the last time I timed myself on a spoon from start to finish.  And … Continue reading

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The Spoon-Copying Challenge

A few days ago, a package arrived in the mail from an old family friend. Inside (along with her annual family newsletter) was this poor spoon: Her note called it her “butter spoon,” which she had used for butter making … Continue reading

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Making Stir-Fry Spatulas from Curly Oak

We all know about curly maple, but how about curly oak? I didn’t know it existed until I started salvaging wood down here in Alabama. Continue reading

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Craft Show Success

Selling my work–mostly wooden spoons–at craft shows has been hit-or-miss for me.  But recently I found out that our local art museum, the Mobile Museum of Art, hosts a regular craft show, and I thought that venue might bring in … Continue reading

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A New Ladle–For Me This Time

An old plastic ladle finally gets replaced by a handmade wooden one. Continue reading

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Spoon Carving Article in Woodworker’s Journal

It’s my first real woodworking article. It’s in the November/December issue. The pictures were taken by my friend and colleague Doug Mitchell, who is a much better photographer than I am. The article is an update of my original blog … Continue reading

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Making Wooden Spoons (Quickly)

Our local art museum, the Mobile Museum of Art, is hosting an arts-and-crafts fair next month.  I don’t usually sell my work at craft shows, but the table fee was reasonable, so I signed up. The problem is that I … Continue reading

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New Spoons for Sale

I’ve made a few new spoons recently, and I’ve just now posted them to my Etsy shop.  I’ve begun putting together matched sets, offered at a slight discount, which make great gifts. This is a nice walnut mixer/server set.  I … Continue reading

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It Was a Bad Day in the Shop–So I Made a Spoon

Yesterday was one of those days in the shop. I had a few hours I could devote to woodwork, so I decided I would work on another pipe.  As I began shaping it, I went to re-adjust the handscrew that … Continue reading

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It’s Official: Spoon Making is “In.”

Earlier this year, the Popular Woodworking Magazine blog promoted several of the magazine’s spoon making resources.  There is now a Facebook group of spoon makers and greenwood craftspeople that boasts nearly 5,500 members (myself included).  And more recently, over at the Lost … Continue reading

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