Cape Chestnut Spatula

This spatula with a slight bowl is ideal  for stir fry cooking or moving items around the frying pan.

Made from a rescued log of a Cape Chestnut tree – also know as the Tree of Africa.

Every spoon is custom made with the final design based on the individual piece of wood.

All work is by hand thus providing an authentic bespoke craftsman item.

Finished in food safe flaxseed oil.

Perfect for yourself or as Christmas, housewarming or birthday gift.

Length 31 5mm, bowl 85 x 60mm.

For sale: $45 including postage Australia-wide included ($35 local Toowoomba pickup)

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Stirring/cooking spoon – avocado wood

Made from rescued avocado wood from an inner city tree, this spoon has subtle grain, an amazing lightness and the promise of wonderful meals.

The angles of the handle and bowl are aligned perfectly for ease of use.

Every spoon is custom made with the final design based on the individual piece of wood.

All work is by hand thus providing an authentic bespoke craftsman item.

Perfect for yourself or as Christmas, housewarming or birthday gift.

Length 335mm, bowl 75x48mm.

For sale: $40 postage Australia-wide included ($30 local Toowoomba pickup)

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Amazing grain Acacia stirring spoon

Sourced from a sustainably harvested wattle tree this stirring spoon features amazing grain and a handle with a gentle sweep that creates a wonderful ergonomic feel.

Every spoon is custom made with the final design based on the individual piece of wood.

All work is by hand thus providing an authentic bespoke craftsman item.

Finished in food safe flaxseed oil to provide a durable finish that enhances the look.

Perfect for yourself or as Christmas, housewarming or birthday gift.

Length 360mm, bowl 85x42mm.

For sale: $40 postage Australia-wide included ($30 local Toowoomba pickup)

 

Small white wood ladle

Grab this wonderful ergonomic white wood ladle style spoon make from trunk and branch of a privet tree.

The angles of the handle and bowl are aligned perfectly for ease of use.

Every spoon is custom made with the final design based on the individual piece of wood.

All work is by hand thus providing an authentic bespoke craftsman item.

Perfect for yourself or as Christmas, housewarming or birthday gift.

Length 325mm, bowl 75x42mm.

For sale: $40 postage Australia-wide included ($30 local Toowoomba pickup)

Beautiful Australian native cherry wood small bowls

Beautiful Australian native  cherry small bowls

Beautiful small wooden bowls hand made from Australian Native Cherry timber. This is a natural timber wood item from a sustainable source.

Featuring a bowl with an organic rim and attractive grain, on the darker one sides retain the bark. The bowl with bark has been heat treated to kill any pathogens. Perfect for potpourri in the bathroom, ear-rings or rings at the makeup table, small change or as a conversation piece in any other room.

I personally hand carved them to become a shallow wooden bowl just using knives and sanded to a smooth finish before having  coat of flaxseed and natural beeswax to give them a durable satin finish.

If you want a wonderful timber item, this is for you! (or as a gift 😉 ).

Dimensions: 110mm (5in) x 60mm (3 1/4in) minimum depth 15mm (approx).

Price: $30 each including postage Australia and world-wide, discount for two. Contact me if you want both at $50.

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Spoon carving workshops

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Spoon carving sisters – more workshop pics at bottom of the page

Learn how to carve your own wooden spoon using traditional techniques and your own hands by attending this small group one day workshop led by your tutor, Matt Eliason (AKA Spoonguy) who has over 3,000 hours experience in spoon carving.

Held in Toowoomba, (an easy 1.5 hr drive from Brisbane if you are there!) the workshop covers:

  • Types of wood
  • Sourcing wood and things to consider
  • How to get the best spoon from wood
  • Concepts of spoon design
  • Demonstration of axe work (Hands on yourself at the end of the day, time permitting)
  • Different safe grips, cutting stokes and other aspects while working on your own spoon
  • Dealing with issues of green wood carving while working the wood
  • Knives and knife sharpening
  • Finishing coatings

The day progresses at a gentle pace, with plenty of one-on-one attention that is only possible in a small group workshop environment.

We carve together, with tool work clearly demonstrated and students work followed to ensure safe and effective tool use.

We take a break for morning tea and afternoon tea (supplied) and lunch (bring your own).

At the end of the day you will have an eating spoon, or a cooking spoon or a serving  spoon that is very close to completion for you to take home.

Tools available for purchase at the end of the day –  $130 for the two knives so you can do final cuts and move on to new spoons. ($145 if left handed).

I also have optional purchases:

  • A 50mm bent knife (good for larger bowls – $60)
  • Specialist carving hatchet – $125 without cover, $160 with cover (cost price – imported from UK)

Workshops run from 9-4-4:30.

Current class sizes are limited to four to allow maximum interaction.

Tuition fee:

  • Toowoomba $120,
  • Brisbane $150,
  • Sunshine/Gold Coast $160

Questions? Please feel free to Email me  or call 0409 349 752

Next workshops

  • 2019 workshops have concluded
  • 2020 workshops will be posted after the new year, commencing in March. Please feel free to complete the form as an expression of interest

**If you have 2-4 people and want to nominate your own date I’m happy to consider it.

Spoon carving workshops Brisbane, Gold/Sunshine Coast.  I will travel and conduct a workshop (minimum 4 people and extra fee applies). You need to provide the venue – backyard with shade will do.

NEW: You can now also purchase a Gift Voucher for a workshop.

Step 1. Please complete this form

Also to ask a question

Are you left handed?
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Step 2. Pay  deposit


No. People



Final $100 cash on day. Tools available for purchase – $130 for the two knives.

If you can arrange two people, I can do other dates by arrangement

About your tutor

Matt has been carving spoons since 2016. Using skills developed over that time (over 2500 hours carving), Matt has carved a wide variety of spoons using various timbers on almost a full-time basis.

Spoons are sold around the world for practical use and collection.

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Spoonguy

 

 

 

White wood sauce spoon with leaf motif

Perfect for stirring sauce and maybe also as a tasting spoon, this attractive spoon is further enhanced by a leaf motif kolrosed into the handle meaning it will never wear off.

Finished using food safe and durable kunos oil.

Crafted by hand using traditional techniques.

Length  25cm (10″) Bowl 6 x 3.8cm

For sale at $35 including post Australia-wide.

 

$25 if local pickup Toowoomba. Overseas and local buyers please contact me.

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Decorated curvy Melaleuca spoon

This decorated curvy Melaleuca wood spoon is attractive while also  totally functional.

Leaf patter has been permanently kolrosed into the handle.

Finished with food safe flaxseed oil – has no taste impact.

Length  219cm (7 1/2″) Bowl 48 x 35mm

For sale at $35 including post Australia-wide.

 

$25 if local pickup Toowoomba. Overseas and local buyers please contact me.

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Quirky Acacia Spoon

Featuring a fun shape following the natural grain of acacia timer, this spoon has nice contrast between the darker heartwood and the lighter sapwood.

Ideal for stirring and other cooking tasks, it would be a great addition to any kitchen, especially those who like the rustic and hand-made look.

Overall 360mm –  bowl 80x44mm

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Price $35 plus post or pickup Toowoomba

Spoon carving workshop Gift Voucher

Spoon carving workshops are increasing in popularity.

Many people who may not want to do a workshop themselves  o me they know someone who would.

What better gift than a voucher for a traditional wood spoon carving workshop!

Now you can gift the gift of a workshop by purchasing a voucher. These cover the cost of a workshop in Toowoomba.

The recipient will be able to select one of the upcoming workshop dates (updated every month) and choose one to suit their timetable.

Purchase a voucher:

spoon carving workshop voucher

Please complete this form so we know your details and those of the recipient: