As I add to my experience of making things with wood, I am delighted to have found the joy of carving wood spoons. With simple, portable tools (an axe and a knife) and a few hours, green branches can be transformed into useable, unique wood spoons.
The process of carving spoons, as with any learning, is not without a curve. After having carved dozens of spoons for the past month and a half, I am still in awe of how quickly one can move from branch to finished product.
So far, I have carved from branches of chestnut, plum, cherry, camillia, Southern magnolia, lilac, maple and mulberry. Learning from chestnut has been a joy. Carving lilac, a very hard wood, has been quite an experience. But the results, no matter the wood, are intriguing, unique and beautiful.
The spoons are finished in food-safe oils such as walnut or coconut and they become ready for use.
If you have never used a wood spoon to stir your coffee, eat your porridge or serve vegetables, you ought to try one. No clanking of metal. No cold-to-the-touch spoon. No metal taste in your mouth.
I have a few spoons for sale in my shop. You ought to try one!