Ladle: Episode 3

Ladle: Episode 3

This is the last third of making a substantial kitchen utensil from solid hardwood. It’s a lifetime kitchen tool designed to develop your carving and shaping skills with substantive insight into how we must learn to work our wood.

Sellers Home Single Bed

Sellers Home Single Bed

It’s not too often when construction-grade lumber is used to create an heirloom piece. But perhaps we need to have the same attitude as craftsmen of old did, when many vernacular pieces came from the plainest of softwoods yet lasted as a legacy for many generations to use and rely on.

Ladle: Episode 2

Ladle: Episode 2

Shaping any wood has a therapeutic effect on all of us, and this ladle is no different. With the bowl scalloped, we now focus on shaping the handle using tools ranging from flat chisels, saws, card scrapers, and rasps.