I enjoy carving green wood into wooden spoons using an axe and knife.
The first batch of spoons I carved were from horse chestnut. It was such an enjoyable experience and I really liked that the whole operation was portable. I could take the axe and knife with me and carve “on the road,” so-to-speak. When making flutes or kanteles, I need a bandsaw, jointer, many clamps and special glue, turning tools and a lathe. These are not portable tools.
Carving spoons let’s me approach a range of wood — Southern magnolia, lilac, plum, red maple, sugar maple, pine, monkey pod (raintree) and more.
I primarily sell my spoons at festivals and art shows when I am there in person. But from time to time, you will see some posted in my Etsy store.