Kitchen Carvings Etsy~ Cherry Wood Spatula Giveaway

July 7, 2012

I was excited to hear from one of my favorite

Etsy shop owners that has sponsored  a couple
of awesome giveaways to my readers last
year.Robert Kidd from Kitchen Carvings Etsy
contacted me by email and is providing
a beautiful handmade Cherry Wood
Spatula for a giveaway to one lucky reader
on Welcome To My Kitchen. 

Bio Robert Kidd~ Kitchen Carvings Etsy

I have been a professional woodworker for 16 years and have been making spoons for 10. I wanted to use some of the vast amount of waste wood that is out there. I saw that a lot of very beautiful wood was literally going up in smoke or being shredded in wood chippers, like the English Elm I got from a tree that was felled at the School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. Spoon making is a perfect use for this material. And its a great way to show off beautiful grain.

My shop is in an old dairy barn that looks east across Potato and Barley fields of the San Luis Valley of Colorado to the 14,000 ft. peaks of the Sangre De Cristo mountains. My desk is a thick workbench and an 18 inch bandsaw. My chair is a shaving horse. My inspiration is the pile of logs and limbs in every shape that I have gathered from around the country and that friends have brought me over the years. It comes from orchard pruning, power line trimming, storms and the waste piles of professional arborists. I am glad I can rescue some of it from the fireplace and the wood chipper and make something useful at the same time.

Each of my kitchen tools is unique, just as each piece of wood is different. After they are carved I sand them, raising the grain with hot water in between so they will stay smooth and beautiful in use. Then they are bathed in hot mineral oil and Beeswax and then polished.

The Giveaway

 Win this beautiful Cherry Wood Spatula to use
in your kitchen. Simply fill out the required
entry. Bonus entries available. Good luck!

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