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 lets 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 because spoons are the kind of thing people like to hold in their hand before purchasing. But from time to time, you will see some posted in my Etsy store.