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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The Magic of Wooden Cups

I think it was Alexander Yerks‘s wooden cups I first spied when I was just learning about green wood work. Something about it was sort-of mesmerizing—imagining drinking a hot cup of tea or coffee or scooping ice cold spring water on a hot day up in a wooden cup. I was pretty enamored, to say …

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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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Some Recent Work

I’ve been carving quite a lot of treen lately. The past few weeks of work have brought in a lot of really nice wood—box elder, black cherry, apple, autumn olive, sumac, chestnut, persimmon and more. So I thought I’d post a photo of some of the byproducts. Some of these will end up in the …

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