Spoons, scoops and ladles (fall 2014)

These are some pictures of the spoons I made the last months. Most have a sanded or scraped finish.

Birch burl coffee scoop

This birch coffee scoop has a bit of burl in the bowl. It holds exactly the same amount as most coffee scoops: 7 grams or 30ml of ground coffee. 19cm long.

 

Tulip poplar scoop

Tulip poplar scoop. 18cm long.

Scoop field maple

A small field maple (acer campestre) scoop. 13cm long.

spalted birch kolrosing ladle

Large spalted birch serving ladle. Kolrosing on the handle. It’s a bit more symmetrical than it looks on the picture, but it won’t lie entirely flat. Knife cut finish. 31cm long

14103: Swedish whitebeam (sorbus intermedia) meat serving fork

Swedish whitebeam (sorbus intermedia) meat serving fork. The Swedish Whitebeam is exceptionally flexible and tough, making it perfect for a fork. Most other woods would be far too brittle, causing the teeth to break.

PearEatingSpoon

Radially cleft pear eating spoon. 22cm long.

Rosa Canina spice scoop

A small wild or dog rose (rosa canina) spice scoop. This is really special wood: it rarely grows to a large enough diameter to make spoons out of. It has quite a big pithy core that you have to work around, but the wood itself is dense and tough. It carves beautifully. You can find some more spoons from the same wood further down this page.

Tulip poplar cooking spoon

Tulip poplar (liriodendron tulipiferia) cooking spoon, with a blue stained handle. 28cm long.

large pear scoop

ridiculously large pear scoop. 31cm long. Huge bowl.

wych elm spoon kolrosing

wych elm (ulmus glabra) spoon with kolrosing on the handle. Has a deep, thin and delicate bowl. 22cm long.

A small spice scoop with kolrosing on the handle. 9cm long.

A small spice scoop with kolrosing on the handle. 9cm long.

spalted birch serving spoon

Spalted birch serving spoon. The spalting in these spoons is caused by birch polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) which gives the wood a sweet, apple-like smell when worked fresh. It is completely food safe. 31cm long.

 

 

alder scoop

Alder (alnus glutinosa) scoop. 16 cm long.

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Field maple ladle

Field maple ladle. 24 cm long.

Ash spoon

Ash spoon. 16 cm long.

Alder cooking spoon

Alder cooking spoon.

Pear cooking spoon

Pear cooking spoon. Has a bit of spalting. 32 cm long.

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Pear dumpling strainer Pear dumpling strainer. 31 cm long.

stirring spoon tulip poplar

Tulip poplar stirring spoon.

Apple spoon.

Apple spoon. 23 cm long.

Apple spoon 2

Apple spoon. 23 cm long.

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Cherry jam spoon

curved cherry (prunus avium) jam spoon. 16 cm long.

Cherry dessert spoon

Cherry dessert spoon. Slightly curved. 15 cm long.

Cherry teaspoon long

Long cherry teaspoon. 16 cm long.

Wych elm serving spoon

Wych elm serving spoon. 25 cm long.

Large alder server

Large alder serving spoon. 31 cm long.

alder serving spoon.

Smaller alder serving spoon. 26 cm long.

Field maple spoon

Field maple spoon. 23 cm long.

wych elm server

wych elm serving spoon. 25 cm long

Field maple spoon curved

Field maple spoon. Curves upward slightly. 24 cm long.

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Field maple sauce ladle A field maple sauce ladle. 26 cm long.

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A large birch ladle, 38cm long. Has a kangaroo leather string.

A large birch ladle, 38cm long. Has a kangaroo leather string.

Wild or dog rose sugar spoon

Dog rose (rosa canina) sugar spoon. 12 cm long.

wych elm serving

wych elm serving spoon. 26 cm long.

Tulip poplar cooking spoon

Large tulip poplar cooking spoon. Has a knot and a crack in the neck, but a little bit of CA glue makes sure that doesn’t come apart. 34 cm long.

From left to right: (14075) black cherry (prunus serotina) teaspoon, 15cm long; (14074) black cherry teaspoon, 14cm long; (14115) wild rose (rosa canina) teaspoon, 13 cm; (14076 through 14081) black cherry teaspoons; (14111) Cherry (prunus avium) teaspoon.

From left to right: black cherry (prunus serotina) teaspoon, 15cm long; black cherry teaspoon, 14cm long; wild rose (rosa canina) teaspoon, 13 cm; 6 black cherry teaspoons; Cherry (prunus avium) teaspoon.

Alder cooking spoon

Alder cooking spoon. 28 cm long.

Cockspur Hawthorn spoon

Cockspur hawthorn (crataegus crus-galli) spoon. Has slight spalting, mainly in the handle. 16 cm long.

 




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