Carving Scraps Biochar

This is a project I’ve been planning to execute since last autumn. As my carving activities moved indoors as the weather chilled down, I started thinking of how many yields I could get from all of the waste shavings and chunks of wood I was accumulating. I’ve already messed around with various ways of handling …

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Last Few Spoons of March

Spring is finally rolling in. Sap is dripping profusely from the maples, lots to boil yet. Finishing up a load of pruning & cutting, which has yielded an incredible amount of spoon wood. Here’s a short update of some spoons carved at the tail end of last month… I also carved a fair few spreaders, …

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Before Spring

I’ve been steady carving the past month, anticipating spring. More spoons. Moving closer to production. I’m Getting materials together to build a spoon mule to maximize my spoon production ergonomics. Planning out a pole lathe to start learning how to turn bowls and other turned pieces. A micro forge for making small turning and carving …

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My Daily Eater & The Culture of Craft

I wanted to share with everyone some photos of my dearest spoon—my daily eater. It’s the spoon version of a daily driver car. It goes everywhere my food does. I carved it several months back from a beautiful little black cherry crook. Like any spoon made from a crook, the design just sort of reveals …

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