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  1. I saw a style of spoon I like but I want it in a different wood. Can I special order the same spoon in a certain wood?
  2. There was a spoon I liked on here last week but now it's gone. Do you have another one like it?
  3. How long does it take you to carve a spoon?
  4. Where did I learn how to carve?
  5. Do you turn your spoons on a lathe?

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  1. I saw a style of spoon I like but I want it in a different wood. Can I special order the same spoon in a certain wood?

    Yes you can special order in a certain wood. However, as each of these spoons are hand carved they are unique. We will try to carve another spoon to be similar to a style you like, but it will not be identical. Also, please understand that when you specify a wood type and style of spoon, first we have to find a piece of wood that will work for that spoon and then we have to carve it. In other words, plan on a minimum of two months on orders like these, possible longer. [Back to the top]
     
  2. There was a spoon I liked on here last week but now it's gone. Do you have another one like it?

    If you don't see it on our website, we don't have it. However, it is possible that we are working on something along the same lines, OR....you could possibly special order. Send us an e-mail and we can tell you if we can get you something similar and how long it will take. [Back to the top]
     
  3. How long does it take you to carve a spoon?

    This is probably the number one question I am asked. The sad thing is that I could not give an exact length of time. I always intend to track the time but I am always picking up a project when I have a few minutes and working on it a little. On the average, I would have to say that a Cypress Coffee Measure (Cypress is a fairly easy wood to work with) will have about 10 to 12 hours from rough out to finish. The same coffee measure in oak will probably take an addition 2 to 4 hours. [Back to the top]
     
  4. Where did I learn how to carve?

    When I was 14 I saw a wooden spoon in a book that somebody had carved and thought to myself, "I can carve one of those". So, I took a pocketknife and a piece of wood and carved one. Of course, it didn't come out very good, but....I've been carving them ever since. [Back to the top]
     
  5. Do you turn your spoons on a lathe?

    No. I got asked this question at the last show I was at and, at that time, I didn't ever have a lathe. I do have a lathe now (which is a lot of fun) but I don't use it to make spoons. I guarantee that any item I sell that states, "hand carved", is. If I do start selling lathe turned items, they will be marked "lathe turned". [Back to the top]
     
 
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