Take the Pecan Challenge!

Take the Pecan Challenge!

I have accidentally become a huge fan of Pecan wood.  The majority of the spoons and kitchen utensils I make are from found Pecan limbs and branches.  Pecan is a hardwood species belonging to the hickory family of trees.  It does not seem to be overly popular for use in woodworking and I can not […]

Transform Your Grinder Into An Orbital Contour Sander

Transform Your Grinder Into An Orbital Contour Sander

Just about any woodworking project will require sanding to some degree and there are so many routes to take in achieving a nice and smooth sanded finish.  Sanding blocks, belt sanders, sheet sanders, orbital sanders, disc sanders,  and just plain old sand paper and elbow grease can all work well to achieve the desired result for a […]

Just A Spoonful Of Maintenance

Just A Spoonful Of Maintenance

I have written several articles such as this one on how and why to make your own wooden spoons and utensils.  It is a great hobby and introduction to woodworking.  Like any woodworking project, a successful spoon creation does not end with the final passes of sandpaper over wood.  To ensure that your hand crafted wooden […]

DIY Two-Ingredient Wood Stain

DIY Two-Ingredient Wood Stain

As I was sitting down to write this post my wife made it home from work just in time to burst my bubble, the explanation follows.  I have written several articles like this one discussing spoon carving and make quite a few wooden kitchen utensils.  Though I enjoy the natural look of the wood when finished […]

How to Make a Wooden Spoon with Hand Tools

How to Make a Wooden Spoon with Hand Tools

Possibly the best thing about making wooden spoons is that it allows right-brained people to experience success and satisfaction in the often left-brained world of woodworking.  In fact, it is not uncommon for some of the more off-script creations to be some of the more interesting and beautiful spoons that are carved.  Not only does […]

SPOONING…..

SPOONING…..

I can probably count on one hand the things that scare me.  My daughters, forgetting to dvr the Saints game on Sundays, and my mom somehow knowing the language I use in my head when coaching my  football team on game days make up three of the four fears that I can think of at the moment.  […]

Baptism by Fire: Professional Advice From an Amateur

Baptism by Fire: Professional Advice From an Amateur

As a middle school coach and teacher I like to evaluate the knowledge and ability of students before, during, and after a lesson in order to fully understand where they were, how they progress, and how far they come in the learning process.  I will use volleyball to explain what I mean.  If we are […]

SPOONING…..

SPOONING…..

I can probably count on one hand the things that scare me.  My daughters, forgetting to dvr the Saints game on Sundays, and my mom somehow knowing the language I use in my head when coaching my  football team on game days make up three of the four fears that I can think of at the moment.  […]