In an effort to keep my new spoon creations consistent from one to the next, I'll be employing a new design that is my signature style. This style comes from the early Arts & Crafts era and is reminiscent of a simpler time in the furniture movement of the 1970's. You may notice this style has several unique features. Rounded over ends and back along with curved angles and curved handle. Notice the prominent contrasting wood plug that brings to mind fine joinery and the hiding of screw heads. Although this plug doesn't hide anything and is purely cosmetic without any functionality, but it does serve as a reminder of this technique used by so many woodworkers.
I use the country style server style to expand into a new realm. A spoon that has softer curved handle, contrasting wood...because I love this look, and same serving capacity as the country style server. What a joy to create and experiment. I hope you enjoy this creation as much as I have creating it for you and your kitchen cook! Bon Appétit !!
As I review the functionality of my utensils, I frequently find designs to improve upon what I already created. The "Fantastic Flipper" is one of those designs that I often wanted to visit again and change up a little. In an effort to improve my design and "brand" I've decided to make the inlay accent a part of my overall feature of my collection. I will be re-creating a few designs to be lefty or righty utensils while at the same time adding a much needed and requested contrasting inlay to the design. I'll be starting with the circle inlay plug with contrasting wood in left or right handed, then I'll be moving onto more intricate inlay...maybe waves in contrasting wood, or maybe something unexpected. Stay tuned. There's more to come from the studio in the months to come.
Spoon carving class schedule is available for 2018! Classes fill fast so register early! These classes are all hands-on using simple hand tools. In this 1-day workshop you will come away with confidence in creating wooden utensils for friends and family. Future dates will be added throughout the year.
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Just competed another smaller 11 inch cooking or serving spoon to start out the new year! It's a combination of my longer crockpot spoon and my wider griped spoon. This spoon can be made for right-hand or left-hand. The egg-shaped bowl is 2-inches wide with my signature inlay.
2018 will be a growth year for Carved Wooden Spoons. The year will be full of opportunity and change. The few changes will include a category changes to include "FURNITURE"...oh yeah...."WOODEN GIFTS" category expansion...and a new "Limited Edition" category. The Limited Edition will include short production runs of less then 30 utensils and/or other gift items, and will include numbered sequence with my unique artisans mark identifier. Last year I produced 8 new designs and I was very focused on custom commission work for both retail customers and benefactors.
An excerpt from Dave Fisher's video discusses options for food-safe finishes for his bowls and spoons. A full video membership can be found at Fine Woodworking.
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So, the big project is over, but a few miscellaneous pieces of wood remain. While sometimes it may seem to make sense to toss them, there are actually a lot of scrap wood projects out there.
All of the materials required for this project are rudimentary and you likely already own if you are working with wood, such as a handsaw and screws. The woodworker in the video uses tree branches, but similar projects are also possible with general scrapwood as well. Whatever way you choose, don’t forget that safety comes first with saws!
Jewelry or Towel Hanger
The beauty of making a towel hanger is really all you need to do is decide how much weight it will need to hold - wet towels or tiny necklaces - and choose the hook durability from there. The link even includes a cute, but optional, shelf.
A blanket ladder is significantly simpler than a typical ladder as the weight you have to take into account is much, much less. At most, each rung should not be holding more than a few pounds. This project could also serve as a towel or drying rack.
Although a snowflake like this can look rather daunting, it's actually fairly simple. The only "fancy" tool required is a miter saw. Everything else should be easy to come by.
While the tutorial is rather crafty, the degree to which you follow it is a personal decision. You can forgo the print and opt for a simple rustic wood look.
Coasters are perhaps the simplest project on this entire list. All required is measuring squares and cutting to size. Any extra decoration is optional. There are more complicated coaster designs involving many wood pieces glued together, however, that is not really for a novice woodworker.
This is a good project for someone who has a large piece or several mid-size pieces of scrap wood so they can trim them down to the proper dimensions. The interior sections can also be skipped for a simple wooden storage box.
This nifty bottle opener was created using some leftover fence plank and a few pieces of hardware. Wood glue will suffice to hold the weight of the wooden pieces because minimal weight should need to be supported. You can find the zinc bottle opener on Amazon for a great deal.
All the tools required for building this mirror are simple and the project is quite easy. This project would require a fairly large piece of scrap wood, so, you can easily adjust the size for a smaller mirror (maybe 1'x1' or so?) that could perhaps sit on a table or hang in an entryway.
Mason Jar Holders
Mason jars can be purchased at most craft stores for around a dollar, depending on the size you hope for. While the project linked only uses a single jar, it could be used for multiple holders.
These are just few examples of what you can do with all of that scrap wood. Next time you finish a bigger project, don’t throw away the scraps – instead, build something cool!
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I'm glad to announce that the Yarmouth History Center Store of Yarmouth, Maine will now carry a beautiful collection of Carved Wooden Spoons! Get them while they last! This is a limited collection. You'll find spoons, spatulas, and even my classic coffee scoops made for any kitchen or any occasion. Visit the Yarmouth History Center for locally made Maine gifts.
Yarmouth History Center is located at 118 East Elm Street in Yarmouth, Maine and is open from Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 5pm. Check there website for their current calendar of events. This is a nice boutique filled with wonderful gift items and full of artistic inspiration.
Jason Weymouth is the owner of Carved Wooden Spoons of Brunswick, Maine. He specializes in handmade heirloom quality wooden spoons, spatulas, and custom made kitchen utensils.