Fin Spoons

Piles of Cooking and eating spoons to finish

My finest spoons so far

Natural beauty that is useful every day

I’ve loved the look and feel of wood my entire life. Check out my portfolio to see some of my favorite projects. I use to make lots of wooden boxes. Once, my brother, who was a master carpenter, found some rare American Chestnut boards from an 1800’s cabin attic floor. Her gave me some and I made a box for him. We didn’t have much in common, but we sure shared a love of wood.

I started making spoons the first of September 2019 after seeing a local spoon-maker at a mountain craft fair. I bought a wormy Maple cook spoon and that started my spoon journey. The tools are simple: Granfors Bruks carving ax, sloyd knife, drawknife, and spoon knife. No power tools! No noise. Just pulling the spoon out of the wood. I learn something from every spoon I make. Hidden knots, twists, interesting grain, all kinds of variables. All the wood I’ve used is locally found. I love to highlight the grain of each spoon.

Let me know if you are interested in any spoons I’ve made.


Finley Gold