Where do you get your wood?
Almost all of our wood is headed for landfills or fire pits. We never harvest standing timber but instead recycle what nature provides. Every June we attend a “Sawmill Day “supported by the Montgomery County Woodworkers club ( Ind.) in Ladoga In. A local farmer collects storm damaged trees and then brings in portable sawmills to cut the wood. The trees are sold and cut to buyers specifications. All funds collected are then donated to local 4-H clubs to promote woodworking. This year we acquired 4 cherry logs. In the past we have obtained maple, ash, walnut, and pecan.
How are the pieces made?
Each and every utensil is unique, although patterns are similar the wood ultimately dictates what is made. Every piece is laid out by hand matching grain to design. Then they are cut, sanded, sanded, sanded, soaked (to raise the grain) and sanded some more. When finally approved by Bob, each spoon and spatulas is sealed to prevent juices and odors from penetrating then given multiple coats of a mixture of food grade mineral oil, beeswax, carnauba wax and vitamin E.
How can I see your pieces in person?
We are located in Indiana and have a busy festival schedule during the summer months. Visit us online at www.woodenspoonsandspatulas.com to view our calendar of events.