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This wooden spoon Is 10 1/2 inches long and has somewhat of a primitive, rustic look. The bowl is 2 1/4 inches wide. The handle has a gentle arch to it. The Mesquite wood is very dark with only a tiny patch of sap wood on the edge of the bowl. The bowl is pleasingly crooked, adding to the rustic look. I was setting out to make a rice paddle and this spoon would be good for serving sticky rice from a rice cooker but I think this would be equally good for stirring and mixing. Finished with beeswax and mineral oil.

This utensil is "pre-washed" so to speak. During the final sanding the grain is raised twice with hot water and then the loose fiber ends are sanded off with a finer grit of sandpaper so that in use the spoon will not get rough. Then it is soaked in a bath of melted beeswax and mineral oil at 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

Care is easy, just wash in hot soapy water and towel dry. Apply some mineral oil or Walnut oil every couple of weeks. Better yet is a mixture of 3 parts mineral oil to one beeswax. Melt them together in a double boiler and pour into a small jar. We usually sell 4 ounce jars but we are out right now. We should have some more soon.
Robert Kidd
Gwynne Kidd