Interested in woodworking or how wooden kitchen tools are made? This year we have Liam’s Luck Wood Craft here demonstrating how to make wooden kitchenware starting from a Pennsylvania hardwood log. Liam’s Luck Wood Craft is a family business. My parents, Mike and Lisa, help me both in the shop and at shows. We hand-craft each piece, using only Pennsylvania hardwoods, most of which are reclaimed from prior clean use or recovered from blow-down or sawmill scrap. All of our items are food safe. Designed to work well and withstand daily use, each piece, if cared for correctly, will likely last a lifetime. We have a number of designs that meet most needs, but we also custom-carve to specific requests.
They will be demonstrating how to make wooden kitchenware (treenware) from scratch starting with a piece of log. Volunteers can help split billets from out of the wood into workable pieces. Then using a hatchet, old carving tools, and a carving bench, I can carve the billet into a kitchen utensil such as a spoon or spurtle (mixing stick). I bet you are asking, “What is a Spurtle?” “Spurtle” is an old Scottish word, meaning “mixing stick”. Let’s face it: “spurtle” sounds better than “mixing stick”. They look pretty in your kitchen, feel good in your hand, and they work great!
This year’s Maker Faire will be held Saturday, April 17th, from 10 am-4 pm. Admission to this all-day event is free! There will be a large variety of Making activities, workshops, presentations, performances, crafters, and the Museum’s 50+ exhibits.
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