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Spoon blank

Spoon blank

Spoon blank in Birch, from Umeå.

Eating spoon, around 17 cm.


I axe out the blanks in fresh wood keeping them in the freezer until delivery.


I recommend you keep two in a plastic bag in the freezer. The third one you keep in a plastic bag in the Sloydpung, ready for carving. Smart to keep it in a bag not to dry out.

Be aware that keeping wood in a plastic bag for too long it can start to mold. Light surface mold can start around one week (it is still fully carvable).


Variations with the blanks is common but if there's something special you like I will try to sort it out depending on the wood I have available.


1 ex 75 kr

2 ex 145 kr

3 ex 245 kr (mix in variation)





    Where does the wood come from ?

    What is kolrosing ?

    Mainly around Umeå, Västerbotten, Sweden. Either from friends property, or trees the municipality fell or wood from naturally fallen trees.

    What does the law say about public Sloyding ?

    Old traditions with roots in Scandinavia (from what we know), where the aim is to create patterns with the tip of your knife and filling with colored powder, traditionally spruce bark, cole or coffee grounds. Very simple and elegent. 

    Where do I find inspiration ?

    For Sloyd one simply needs to walk about to be inspired, walk in the woods, visiting a museeum, thrift shop. Feel and look at objects that pleases you and ask yourself why? Explore!


    Good sources of inspiration this day an age is of course fellow SLoyders at Instagram, searching for #spoons #slöjd for example.

    One of the sharpest sloyder I know is one from my neck of the woods, Jögge Sundqvist, son of Wille Sundqvist. He have written great books and is well worth a look, 

    In Sweden you are allowed to publicly use the knife to sloyd, as long as you do it calmly and intentionally. Be smart. You will have to read up on your own laws where in the world you are but with the Sloydpung one does become very clear in why you are useing a knife - to sloyd.

    How often do I need to oil my spoon ?

    Easiest answer is when it's needed. If it feels dry/soaks up water easily then yeah, definitely apply a new layer of linseed oil. Patina will naturally accure after usage. A oilbath less then 15 minutes and dry off excess oil will do the spoon great. Be aware of a lingering taste, it will disappear and is of no harm for you. 

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