Not so much spoons, as works of art

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.

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 custs 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

**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.

Step 1. Please complete this form

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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).

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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, these spoons would make a great addition to any home.

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

 

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