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All of my spoons are hand carved from fresh cut green wood. They are done the old fashion way. I saw then split the branches or limbs with a froe and wooden mallet. Then I used a hatchet to begin roughing out the spoon blanks. After the hatchet, I use my shaving horse and draw knife. Then comes the knife for shaping and hook knife for hollowing out the bowl. I use a scraper to smooth out all carving marks. I finish the spoons with flax seed oil.

The first picture is of a 15" long spoon carved from apple tree branch. Following in my blacksmithing past, I carved a spiral handle. I wanted it to look like it had grown with a vine wrapped around it. Second picture is various spoons also from apple wood. The other pictures are various spoons and spreaders from pecan and oak.

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very unique.

I love handmade spoons.
 

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Those are great, Walker. I have been wanting to do some spoons, but have been playing with bowls and boxes. Gonna do it one of these days, though. Hope when I do, they turn out half as good as yours.
 

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good ones … I like them very much

welcome to lj's
 

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Nice work - must be relaxing to do things the "old" way, without the power tools.
 
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