A #custom order of painted #birch spoons ready for paint and oil. It’s an extremely enjoyable experience when an individual contacts me to place an order for custom work. Makes a person believe they are something worth owning and using. . . . . . . .
Was going to take more time off in January but... life happened and I will be @ritzcrafters February 9th in Rochester MN. . Like to work through a batch of 30+ billets at the start of the carving process one steep at a time until finally getting a spoon black completed and ready for knife work. . . . . . . . . . #carving#greenwoodcarving
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Last holiday market of the year will be @guadalupeshrine Saturday and Sunday 9:30-3:30 . . . . . . #market#apple
Recently added a @karlssontools carving axe to the workspaces and had to take a few comparison photos with the Craft Carver from @hoffmanblacksmithing. Before raising the time to write a shot review on the two axes another maker may get an opportunity to participate could be another hand forged axe or a production model just to make it interesting. . . . . . . #carving#greenwoodcarving
The 2018 Driftless Makers Exchange will mark the one year anniversary of Waletzko Primitive Crafts first market. It has been an adventurous year of meeting new people and making new friends, learning and sharing, and selling spoons in the Driftless region. Didn’t do a spectacular job keeping track of spoons sold, but approximately 180 spoons this year have been sold or donated and even a couple have traveled internationally. We have plans for 2019 that will include more miles driven and hopefully large art shows to participate in. To anyone who has stopped by and talk shop or purchased spoons, ...
Black cherry spoons will be making their debut Saturday noon-6pm @driftless_makers_exchange the grain on these spoons has great depth and a semi hypnotic look. A couple of the apple spoons have what I am calling a motley calico coloring it’s hard to describe but it just draws you in when you see it in person. If you are interested in purchasing a spoon comment or DM . . . . . . #carving#greenwoodcarving
Spoons are oiled and ready for tags will be @driftless_makers_exchange @pearlstreetbrew December 8th come out and enjoy the afternoon drinking beer and Christmas shopping. . . . . . . . . . #spooncarver#carving
Had an incredibly productive week was able to carve 19 spoons! Was carving apple, birch, and cherry this week and the mega spoon has returned, this was the most popular spoon last Christmas. It’s holiday market season and will be listing the makers and dates soon that we will be attending . . . . . . . . #spooncarver#carving
Getting back into the groove of making spoons and have started working on holiday orders and will hopefully have those spoons finished and shipping next week. . . . . . . . . . . . #spooncarver#carving
Logged some hours in the combine and was able to do the fall tillage on the same land my grandpa Wilfred farmed. With age had come a simple joy of working the same land that your grandparents or even your great grandparents have worked. . . . . . . #harvest#johndeere