This blog post is long overdue. I carved the spoons below over the last couple of months. As you can see, I’ve been experimenting with different types of wood and different shapes. Most of them are finished with a homemade wax, a mixture of walnut oil, beeswax and a bit of orange oil. They were all finished with a bit of sanding. The 5 eurocent coin is about 20 mm in diameter.
Sycamore (London Plane) spoon (side view)
This spoon was a bit of an experiment. I tried to stain part of the handle. As you can see, the fibres on the inside of the log transported the stain up, while the outside didn’t. This spoon is also the only one finished with a light coat of shellac.
I have no idea what kind of wood this is. It came from a shrub. I didn’t see any leaves because it was cut down in winter. The wood smells faintly of green bell peppers. I used the same wood for the handle on this knife.
Carved from the same pencil cedar, and with roughly the same model as one of my first spoons.