Spout Root Spoon Route

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Black walnut spoon with carving and ebonizing.  It is for sale if you would like it.

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spout root15Osage Orange long handled spoon.  It too is for commerce.

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Here is a little of that walnut spoon before it was finished.  The black or ebonizing is made by brushing a little bit of vinegar that has iron oxide (rust) dissolved in it.  It reacts with tannic acid in wood and turns black on contact.

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Now that our does have freshened with the wholesome milk of provision we have soap abounding.  It’s good stuffspout root05 spout root06

9 Comments on “Spout Root Spoon Route

  1. Beautiful photos as always, my friend. I am so impressed with your recent woodworking. It’s a true craft and art what you are able to do!

    • Thanks Mikey, I appreciate it. I think I am finally getting to a place where I can actually make what is in my heart to make.

      • It shows, my friend! I hope to finish an email to you soon. Thanks for your patience.

  2. Jack, love the walnut spoon, it makes me want to start a stew just so i can use the spoon for taste tests.

    • Hi Tyler, it is always good to hear from you. Thank you, kindly. I would love to see what that spoon would look like after a lifetime of good use transporting stew.

    • Thank you for the gracious word “heirloom”, Jana, like the weaving of story through generations.

  3. Incredible. I think this takes the definition of ‘spoon’ to a whole new level. They also look like religious objects. Which masquerade as spoons. How incredibly beautiful.

    • It always delights me how you seem to see into the heart of what I desire to say, Steven. I look long for the sacred to flow out of my work: spoons, lambs, drawings, bowls, lettuces and wheat. Thank you for calling it out.

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