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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more