Hickory Wattle cooking spoon #1

This beautiful Hickory Wattle cooking spoon  is perfectly shaped for getting in and giving things like paella, a good stir.

It features light sapwood down one side contrasting beautifully with the dark heartwood and the small feature of the little knot.

This spoon will provide decades of service, and be integral for the creation of amazing meals for family and friends!

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 205mm, bowl 115 x 58mm.

For sale: $60 including postage Australia-wide included ($50 local Toowoomba pickup)

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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Long handled Acacia Stirring/cooking spoon

Featuring a long square edged handle , this spoon has concentric grain in the bowl and is perfectly suited to large pot or saucepan cooking.

Made from rescued log from a felled wattle tree in local bushland.

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 41 5mm, bowl 90x52mm.

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

Cooking spoon with character!

This cooking spoon has plenty of character.

Created from sustainably harvested Australian Native Cherry, it retains all the evidence of the branch from which it was carved using ace and knife.

Finished in food safe flaxseed oil

Priced at $50 including postage Australia-wide ($40 local pickup Toowoomba)

 

Spoon carving workshops

spoon carving class

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?
noyes

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.

spoon carving tutor

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.

tasting spoon

Not so much spoons, as works of art

SOLD – Spoon with a twist

How’s this for a twisted item! Plenty of knife work went into getting the corkscrew twist into this piece of native cherry.

 

Twisted Native Cherry spoon

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.

 

Sold Leichhardt Tree Root Spoon

SOLD  White acacia stick spoon

SOLD Eucalyptus Stick Spoon

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

Galley of Items (SOLD)

This is a small selection of items sold. Many, many sell at markets and are never photographed

Hand crafted using just a small tomahawk and special spoon carving knives, these attractive serving spoons are unique one-of-a-kind items.

Finished with a light coat of food grade linseed oil or kunos oil.

Commissions accepted for yourself or as a totally unique Christmas gift, wedding or birthday gift idea.

 

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