I was recently working on a few projects in my shop that had to do with building my show stock up and suppling a few local stores for their summer inventories. This picture was taken at my workbench after I had finished a few double measuring spoons. I was checking the bowl depth and angle. To calibrate these types of measuring spoons I use salt measures to the right quantity. This step takes a little practice because there is always a little more sanding to do. Taking away too much wood will result in a fine piece of kindling for the fire. You can always take wood away, but it's really hard putting it back.
Updated news from the Studio:
I'll be involved in opening a new Artisains Co-op in Freeport, Maine this May. My work will be there along with many other fine Artists and Artisains from Maine will be sold there. The Grand Opening will be announced soon.
Wooden Measuring Spoons
Here is a new addition to my small selection of wooden measuring spoons. Unfortunately, it wasn't my idea. I had a customer requested to make a combo teaspoon and tablespoon for cooking and this is what I came up with for a design. Getting the right measurements was a little tricky, but I finally honed in on the right size and shape. Here you'll see four types of wood, Walnut, Cherry, Birch, and Maple. I've selected these types of woods because they are readily available and give a wide variety of color and grain texture.
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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.