I am a green woodworker on Vashon Island. Mainly I focus on hand carving household goods like spoons and bowls, which are made with sharp specialized hand tools (and no sandpaper). This method allows me to use wood that would otherwise be considered waste, like windfallen branches or material arborists produce, while crafting pieces that are made in place as a steward of the landscapes that grew the materials.
Statement of Work
No matter the size the same method is used to make every spoon; I start with a branch or log which is split and hewn into a rough shape, before being refined and finished by hand with various speciality knives. Some of the spoons are natural colors, some have treatments to darken the wood, are spalted (which are colors and patterns that develop from wood beginning to decay - don't worry they're safe and strong), or have non toxic milk paint applied to their handles. All of the spoons are burnished and then cured with a food safe beeswax and linseed oil finish.