In the months leading up to the 2021 Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire, we will be featuring the Makers that will be appearing at the Faire!

Today’s Feature: Liam’s Luck Wood Craft

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!

Information about Bloomsburg’s Maker Faire:

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.
Interested in becoming a Maker this year? Click here