Engraved Ice Cream Scoops!

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Over the last few months I have handcraft over 70 ice cream scoops and engraved more then 40 of them. I wanted to share with you some of the pictures!

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The above ice cream scoop was a gift to Maryland Coach Turgeon!

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Above: My customer sent me a picture of Maryland Coach Turgeon with the ice cream scoop!

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Whimsical ice cream scoops!

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Curly black walnut handle engraved.

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I am now also engraving serving boards and cutting boards!

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Above: Wedding gift

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The above scoop was also a wedding gift and it had engraving on the topside and bottom side.

 

Everyone seems to be enjoying ice cream this summer!! I know I have had my share of Ice cream too!

 

 

 

 

Summer Ice Cream!

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This time of year everyone is enjoying their favorite ice cream and favorite toppings. The variety of ice cream and toppings is endless. Everyone loves chocolate, what is your favorite? What’s your favorite topping, brownies, marshmallows, nuts, chocolate syrup, caramel, cookie dough, etc.?

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Months ago on Instagram I met a wonderful person and an amazing artist, her name is Deb. We both had been following,  liking, commenting and admiring each others work. Through many emails we got to know each other and decided to arrange a trade. 

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Deb decided that she like black walnut and wanted a nice size cutting board. She told me that she was in the middle of a kitchen remodel and I was envisioning how beautiful her kitchen was going to be.

My wife, also a Debbie and I love pottery. I had been looking for a couple of ice cream bowls to match our kitchen. Before I knew it we had worked out a trade.

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Deb made me the most beautiful ice cream bowls, I love them and they do match our kitchen colors. The are on display in our kitchen, only when they are not being used!

Check out Deb’s post on the black walnut cutting board, Honey Lavender Lightly Frozen with Fruit. Deb is a very talented artist, check out her pottery on her blog and/or her Instagram!

I love my ice cream bowls and I am so glad I met Deb, maybe someday we will meet in person!

So, what is your favorite ice cream and toppings?

 

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New Boards Made The Last Month

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Above: Black Walnut Board

I thought I would post today a few of the boards that I have made this month. There were a few more that I made but did not get a picture of them!

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Above: Ambrosia Maple, Cherry and Black Walnut

This one is 14 inch in diameter and has a lot of different grain character and colors, it’s stunning!

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Above: Black Walnut and Maple

Customer wanted a long board to place beside her range, 22 inches long and 6-1/2 inches wide.

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Above: Black Walnut and Maple end grain cutting board

Rachel was looking for a unique board that could take lot of use. See her picture below!

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The above photo was taken by Rachel, she is a wonderful cook, check out her Instagram page, @5280Meat

 

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Above: Black Walnut board with handle.

Check out Trina’s picture below of this board, round board and ice cream scoop! Trina is a wonderful cook, check out her Instagram page, @Paleo_Newbie_Recipes

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As a gift with every order I send a free tin of Wood Conditioner. My Wood Conditioner is homemade combining a mixture of food-grade mineral oil and pure food grade beeswax. It will help you maintain the finish on your boards, reviving, condition and help protect your boards from moisture and drying out.

Enjoy your afternoon!

 

 

 

Favorite Lunch

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Lauren was married on Saturday, she was very beautiful, the dress was gorgeous on her and she is very happy! She had a outdoor wedding, with an inside wedding reception dinner. They are now gone on their honeymoon but she will be home on Saturday evening! 

When we are at the beach we enjoy eating boiled shrimp and oysters on the half shell! Today for lunch we decide to share both! Love both the shrimp and oysters, both are great with a cold beer too! :)

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Today the temperature is now at 100 degrees F with a 112 heat index, almost too hot to be outside. The Atlantic Ocean is like bath water and the pool water is hot at 87 degrees F. Looking for late afternoon rain showers to cool everything off!

Hilton Head is a great place to vacation!

 

Walnut and Cherry hand mirrors!

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June Sunrise

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We had a beautiful sunrise this morning with cool temperatures in the low 60’s F. Light rain last night cooled off everything but today our high is supposed to get to 89 degrees F with afternoon showers.

Enjoy your Saturday!

 

Below is a Black Walnut and Hard Rock Maple end grain cutting board. This end grain cutting board is 10 inches x 15 inches x 1-1/2 thick and has finger pulls on each end making it easier to lift off the counter.

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Making My Wood Conditioner!

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I spent a couple hours this afternoon making my Wood Conditioner today because I only had a few tins available. If you are not familiar with my Wood Conditioner, when used on your wood cutting board, wood utensils or anything wood it will penetrate and helps to revive, condition and protect it. I also use it on my cast iron pans for conditioning. Read more about my Wood Conditioner!

I have a label on the lid and the bottom that I apply by hand. Labels are done for the lids in the above photo!

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Tins ready to fill, I use the syringe to fill each tin, it makes for easy work and clean up too! Each tin will be filled with my Food Grade Mineral oil and Food Grade Beeswax mixture. It will be hot but once cooled becomes solid.

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Once the tins are filled, it takes about an hour for the Wood Conditioner to cool and harden. Above are three tins that were filled at different times, the one in the middle has not cooled and gotten solid just yet.

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They are all done, cooled, labeled and ready!

 

Check out my End Grain Cutting Boards!

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