June 27, 2016
April 13, 2016
I am happy to announce that my spoons have their own website
It’s a spoon shop/ blog. To visit the site go to: http://www.astriddegrootspooncarving.com
There is space for comments on the blog, and the shop has review possibility which is great. You are very welcome to share your thoughts, idea’s or spoon related story’s.
April 2, 2016
March 6, 2016
This design is based on Victorian Welsh dolphin eating spoons.
February 4, 2016
Made a spoon display today, I am preparing for a pitch, to start selling my work in shops around here.
I used a heavy piece of Welsh oak.
The bracket on the back is retractable and made out of Welsh cherry with a bit of bark left on.
Hand carved oak pins for the spoons to hang on to.
There is space for 4 or 5 spoons on each set of pins.
January 31, 2016
Beautiful beech from Wales full of character.
After planing them all ‘ dead straight’ which is not an easy task with such long length 3.25 metre, I started gluing them with domino joints, one at the time so I could give it my full attention, I was very pleased with the result.
The beautiful grain of the wood after a bit of sanding to 120 grit.
I added a piece of cross wood to the end grain, that prevents the board from splitting, just better.
Routing the opening for the Belfast sink.
Routing the drainage, I also cut a water drip under the drainage to stop water drips from staying under the countertop.
I sanded the countertop back to 0000 steel wool in the end, added 6 layers of finishing oil with in between smoothly going with steel wool with the direction of the grain. I applied 2 coats of boat lacquer on the underside.