More spoons (summer 2014)

Some pictures of this summer’s spoon harvest.

Willow server with stained handle

Willow server with stained handle

Catalpa spoon

Catalpa spoon, twin to another catalpa spoon from my previous spoons post

Honey locust spoon

Honey locust spoon

Curly magnolia serving spoon

Curly magnolia serving spoon (same spoon as the cover picture for this post)

Curly magnolia scoop

Curly magnolia scoop

Curly magnolia scoop

Willow spoon

Curly willow spoon

Willow spoon

Curly willow spoon

Holly spoon

Holly spoon. The grey is a type of fungus that is often found in holly that is not used and dried quickly after the tree is cut down, I have learned. The holly was still very green and fresh, but apparently it needs to be dried within a couple of days after it is cut down.

Holly spoon

Black locust spoon

Black locust (robinia pseudoacacia) spoon

Black locust spoon

 

Bald cypress spoon (taxodium distichum). Twins to the little spoon in my previous post. It struck me how different the wood looked from the other spoon, while it was literally opposite side of the same piece of branch. I think the colors faded quite a bit over time. I'll write about color change in wood, and differences in appearance within the smae type of wood, in a future blog post.

Bald cypress spoon (taxodium distichum). Twins to the little spoon in my previous post. It struck me how different the wood looked from the other spoon, while it was literally opposite side of the same piece of branch. I think the colors faded quite a bit over time. I’ll write about color change in wood, and differences in appearance within the same type of wood, in a future blog post.

Willow serving spoon

Willow serving spoon

Willow eating spoon

Willow eating spoon

Willow serving and eating spoon

Willow serving and eating spoon

Spalted alder spoon. This wood came from a branch that I found in a small creek while on holiday in the German Eifel. The wood was really unpredictable: this particular piece was really difficult to work, while other pieces were quite easy.

Spalted alder spoon. This wood came from a branch that I found in a small creek while on holiday in the German Eifel. The wood was really unpredictable: this particular piece was really difficult to work, while other pieces were quite easy.

Another spalted alder spoon from the German Eifel. I quite a bit of woodworking there. I'll post something about my time there soon.

Another spalted alder spoon from the German Eifel. I quite a bit of woodworking there. I’ll post something about my time there soon.

Oak spoontula. I made a series of spatulas, spoons and spoontulas (as well as a little stool) from a big oak that fell across a trail about 100 meters from the log cabin we were staying, the night before we arrived. They cut part of the tree into nice lengths to clear the trail. Lucky me.

Oak spoontula. I made a series of spatulas, spoons and spoontulas (as well as a little stool) from a big oak that fell across a trail about 100 meters from the log cabin we were staying, the night before we arrived. They cut part of the tree into nice lengths to clear the trail. Lucky me.

A slightly smaller oak spoontula, also made in the German Eifel. I gave a couple of spoons to the people that rented us the log cabin. I'll post some pictures of those in the upcoming post about our stay there.

A slightly smaller oak spoontula, also made in the German Eifel. I gave a couple of spoons to the people that rented us the log cabin. I’ll post some pictures of those in the upcoming post about our stay there.

Big oak spoon. This one is entirely knife finished (no sanding, scraping or burnishing). All spoons in this post were finished with my new food safe wood wax, by the way.

Big oak spoon. This one is entirely knife finished (no sanding, scraping or burnishing). All spoons in this post were finished with my new food safe wood wax, by the way.

 

 

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