Spoon 04 of 52 – The Little Coffee Scoop in Curly Birch

Say hello to spoon No 04 of 52. A little coffee scoop made from curly birch. Came together quite quickly and a nice one to make. Always like the way the final product never looks exactly how you imagined it to. There’s always a few subtle changes and sometimes some big ones that result from the carving process.

Spoon 03 of 52 – The Long Thin Slightly Bent Spice Spoon in Silver Birch

Can you believe it is the third week of the year already? I no longer work in weeks now, just spoons. We are now on spoon 3 of the year – A long thin slightly bent spice spoon – that seems to be bending more each day. I think it might be the knot in the wood that is causing this but who knows… Again made from aspen… I think? A real challenge to make and again nearly ruined it right at the end with a slip of the knife.

It’s worth mentioning the inspiration for this project came from a similar but much more ambitious project called 365 spoons. If you haven’t figured it out already, the mad man at the wheel of this project carved a spoon every day for 2014. A great idea with some incredible spoons made in the process, click the link above to see some of his handy work.


Spoon 02 of 52 – The Wiggly Snail Shell Sugar Spoon in Silver Birch Heart Wood

Week 2

We’ve already jumped into the second week of the year, new year’s resolutions eagerly skipping by our sides, hand in hand, looking longingly into our eyes. I wonder how long this relationship will last, I guess this is considered the honeymoon stage. For some this means abstaining from alcohol for others it means sweating it out in the gym and sticking to a silly diet etc etc…. For me however, that means making another spoon, 1 a week, for a year, not such a bad resolution I’d say.

I’ve given this one the catchy title of wiggly snail shell sugar spoon. I think the wood is aspen, but can’t be sure, anyone know? Early on in the whittling process I nearly snapped off the head and was close to giving up and throwing it away. Glad I persevered. Enjoyed making this spoon, definitely learnt a lot and couldn’t even see the grain till I sanded it and oiled it, came up a treat! 2 down 50 to go.

New Year’s Resolution 2015 – Spoon 01 of 52 – The Stirring Spoon in Curly Birch

Week 01

For 2015 my resolution is slightly different to previous years. I’ve been a bit spoon obsessed recently and have decided to take it one step further – I will carve a spoon for each week of the year, so 52 in total! This is the first one of the set – a large stirring spoon made from curly birch. It’s got a little hook on the back so you can hang it on things… Like a pint glass or a table… Still not sure quite how useful that is. Either way, many more spoons coming your way. 1 down 51 to go!