Acacia wood ladle – left hander

This fabulous Acacia wood ladle has been handcrafted from the trunk and branch of a locally-grown Wattle. Three trees were cut on the day, so not sure of which species this one is.

The handle has a quirky curve and is best suited to left-handers and great for serving stews, soups or rice.

The bowl features colour from the heart wood and several dark patches for added interest.

Overall length 30cm (11 3/4″) and bowl 8,5x6cm.

Finished with food-safe natural linseed oil.

Price $50 including post Australia-wide. Overseas buyers please contact me.

 

Local pickup available in Toowoomba

 

 

Eucalyptus cooking spoon – medium size

It is not common that I carve Eucalyptus – it is a difficult timber in many ways. However, I did throw caution to the wind and lugged home a few bits from  a tree that snapped in half in a storm.

One of the benefits is its durability – there are instances of the timber used outside over 100 years ago and the timber, while weather generally maintains its integrity. What better for a spoon to last a lifetime, or more….

Another benefit that is also shown in this item is the wonder rich grain and deep colour of the wood.

The spoon is a generous 310mm in length with an 80x45mm bowl backed by a gentle curve leading to the resat of the handle. As is normal with many eucalyptus, there is a resin feature on the handle.

Price $40. Overseas buyers please contact me.

Postage extra.

Local Toowoomba, Qld pickup by arrangement.

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:

Not so much spoons, as works of art

Leichhardt Tree Root Spoon

The Leichhardt Bean tree is found in Nth NSW and Sth Qld.

This spoon was fashioned from the root of a tree that was removed to prevent further damage to a path.

While the root was green it held little promoise but on drying was pleasant to work into the decorative spoon that elements of bark and signs of its removal from the ground. The bowl demonstrates some attractive grain patterns.

For sale POA

Black Macadamia Spoon

This attractive spoon is handmade from from rare black Macadamia wood. (The same species as the nuts come from).

The price reflects the extreme rareness of this colouration and the delicate work require in its creation.

This spoon features a serpentine handle featuring amazing grain pattern medullary rays radiating out , rounded bowl that continues the radiating medullary ray spread throughout the piece.

    • Height: 1.2 Centimetres
    • Width: 5.5 Centimetres
    • Depth: 8 Centimetres

Price $75 including shipping Australia-wide .

Ancient Eucalyptus Stick Spoon

This ancient Eucalyptus stick spoon is a perfect item for the collector of the unusual/ novel collectibles.

Crafted from an ancient branch, t features a hollowed out knot hole, a heavily eroded side and a side that shows glorious deep red colours in sunlight.

The item has been finished with several coats of special vegetable gum sealer that gives the item a natural sheen.

It is 165mm in length.

Price $85 including shipping Australia-wide.

White acacia stick spoon

Enjoy the natural transition from stick to sleek white bowl that feature delicate grain patterns.

Crafted from locally source white acacia it is a one-off as dictated by nature.

The item has been finished with several coats of special vegetable gum sealer that gives the item a natural sheen.

Measures 210mm long (8.5″) bowl 60mm (2.4″) x 32mm (1.25″)

Price $40 including shipping Australia-wide .

.

 

Stick spoon from citrus wood

This came from a small branch of a citrus tree…a quirky littler number.

The item has been finished with several coats of special vegetable gum sealer that gives the item a natural sheen.

Measures 210mm long (8.5″)

Price $40 including shipping Australia-wide  .

Eucalyptus Stick Spoon (sold)

This quirky Eucalyptus stick spoon is a perfect item for the collector of the unusual/ novel collectibles.

Whale wooden sculptures – for sale

Delightful carved wood whale for wall

This delightful hand crafted wooden whale styled along the lines of a humpback whale or bow head whale

Buy now

Shipping extra

.

Shark wooden sculptures (For Sale)

Shark sculptures

All shark sculptures are hand carved. Custom orders taken

———————————————————————————-

Half a great white shark

This hand carved art sculpture of a Great White Shark is made from Australian Lilly Pilly timber.

The item is one-off has been made using only carving axe and specialist knives. No power tools.

The timber has a raw wood finish that features other tool marks and slight imperfections that liken the sculpture to a real shark with life scars!

The object can be wall mounted or affixed to a board. The item includes basic wall hanging fixtures.

The item can be finished in a natural plant oil finish at small extra cost.
Length 215mm (8.5″”)

Can be shipped world-wide

Price $85 incl domestic shipping 

Click images for larger

Great White Shark on Stand (sold)

I personally very much liked this Great White Shark sculpture.

Hammerhead shark (sold)

Several of these have been made. Custom orders accepted. Pricing A$50-70.

Baby shark (sold)

baby shark

Spoon carving workshops

spoon carving class

Spooning sisters

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 2,500 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 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 –  $110 for the two knives so you can do final cuts and move on to new spoons.

I also have optional purchases:

  • Bent knife covers ($20) for sale on the day.
  • A 50mm bent knife (good for larger bowls – $60)
  • Specialist carving hatchet – $125 (cost price – imported from UK)

Workshops run from 9-4 or 9.30-4.30 if participants are traveling to attend.

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

  • January 19  – Saturday (unless its a heatwave)
  • January 26 – doing demonstrations at Highfields Pioneer Village, near Toowoomba
  • February 24 – Sunday
  • Mid March – Date TBA

**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?
NoYes

Step 2. Pay  deposit


No. People



Final $100 cash on day. Tools available for purchase – $110 for the two knives.

I also have bent knife covers ($20) for sale on the day.

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.

spoon carver

A happy participant

Bottle brush one teaspoon measure – arthritis friendly

This nice one teaspoon measure spoon has a larger handle to allow better grip for people with arthritis or other issues with holding smaller items, but still wants to cook.

Of course it is also great for someone wanting a measuring spoon with a difference!

Made from bottle brush timber from a garden pruning that would have otherwise ended up in the chipper, it has been up-purpased to a useful item that will last for many years.

Finished with linseed oil and beeswax, it fits comfortably in the hand.

Measures:  Length 220mm (8 3/4″)

Buy today $30 (includes postage Australia-wide). 

     Local pickup (Toowoomba) by arrangement (-$10).

Click images to enlarge

 

Serving spoon /rice server – Plum wood

Serving spoon /rice server – Plum wood

This serving spoon/cooking spoon features attractive grain highlighted by the spoon bowl’s round shape.

The handle is an absolute joy to hold and fits the hand perfectly for serving or cooking.

Perfect for use in the kitchen for serving various foods like rice or where a broad or as a feature display piece.

Buy today $50 (includes postage Australia-wide). 

    Local pickup (Toowoomba) by arrangement.

 

Click images to enlarge. Browser back button to return.