A wood spoon with a lathe turned handle and a hand carved bowl. The spoons are made from wood "harvested" from the alleys of my neighborhood. Polished smooth and finished with Walnut oil. Dimensions: Varies 11-13 x 1.5-2 x 1" Materials: Wood from salvaged from discarded furniture
Chris Wooten (Humboldt Park)
One day, I was walking through the ally and I saw an old dresser leaning against a dumpster. It was scratched and dented, coming unglued from itself, missing a drawer and painted a hideous green. It was too far gone to rehab, but I could see that, beneath the destruction, there was some really nice wood. I thought, maybe???...I could make something new out of it. I loaded it onto a dolly, pushed it home, cut it into pieces, planed off the paint, glued the pieces back together and put it on the lathe. I thought the results turned out pretty good, so now I have a new mission in life.
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