“Johnny” is a spoon carved in figured hard maple.

Root Soup Supper Server

carved ladle in black walnut

White Oak and Cherry

A bowl for Clive, a mantle for Tanner, and a spoon and a saddle (I am only responsible for the plaque, which is in hedge and walnut) for Harold.  This weeks bonus image is a little tree frog freshly emerged from my son’s tadpole nursery.  I trust you’ll forgive so many images of one bowl when you consider how stunning the character of the grain is…

Spout Root Spoon Route

Black walnut spoon with carving and ebonizing.  It is for sale if you would like it. Osage Orange long handled spoon.  It too is for commerce. 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…

Spoon Root

Pear and osage.  Pot and spoon.  Turn and carve.  Root and hold.  Turn to bread.