Now that I’m back to spoon carving it feels great to actually finish some decent pieces. Most of the nicer wood I have on-hand is kiln-dried, making it much more difficult to work. More patience, more sharpening, and smaller cuts are necessary to accomplish a desired form. However, this weekend paid off with a few nice utensils coming out of the work room.
I finished an assortment of spatulae and spoons for an upcoming craft show but I have no idea if there will be any real interest. The Osage orange eating spoon at the bottom is a gift but the rest will be for sale. It is a ridiculous amount of time for the monetary return but certainly allowed me to relax and focus on the crafting and creation of each form. To me, a handmade item is far nicer and more valuable than something stamped out in a factory far away.
I’m trying to keep busy in the dark and cold months. I hope you are too.