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Hotel Spoon Carving

I travel for work once or twice a year.  This summer it’s a week-long stay in a hotel, and I have evenings pretty much to myself.  In such situations, I never want to be without my spoon carving tools and … Continue reading

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How to Ship a Wooden Spoon

If you sell your woodwork online at all, there’s a little challenge that you probably didn’t think about until you sold your first item: how to package it for shipping.  And if you’ve ever received an item in the mail … Continue reading

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Spoon Carving on the Road

I do a lot of traveling each summer.  In the past, I often had to leave my woodworking behind because, well, it’s hard to fit a tool chest and a workbench into the back of the minivan along with all … Continue reading

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Carving Spoons, Building Community

A week ago my wife and I got in a car and drove to Austin, Texas, to teach two days of classes on making wooden spoons.  We weren’t sure what to expect–what the facilities would be like, what wood or … Continue reading

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Teaching Spoon Making in Austin, TX

This coming weekend I will be teaching a class on making wooden spoons for the ROADS Workshops in Austin, Texas. It’s going to be a little different from your usual woodworking class, though.  ROADS Workshops are a part of Mobile … Continue reading

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“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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Spoon Carving Process Pictures

The other day, a friend of mine came over to take some pictures of me at work on a wooden spoon.  (The pictures are for an article forthcoming in Woodworker’s Journal, but more on that another time.)  Here are a … Continue reading

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Redeeming the Time

Business was slow at this spring’s craft fair, where I was selling some of my spoons.   Good thing I brought a few spoon blanks and some carving tools with me.     A friend snapped this picture while I … Continue reading

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First Craft Show: Mixed Results

This weekend I set up a table at a craft show to sell some of my hand-carved woodenware. Although I have occasionally sold individual pieces to friends, I have never actively marketed my work.  Frankly, I don’t have time to … Continue reading

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