Handmade wooden spoons, ladles, dippers, bowls, breadboards, trenchers, mixing paddles and many other types of Woodenware have been made by craftsmen and used by cooks and bakers for hundreds of years in all the nations of the world.
In 1978, after being unable to find a quality spoon, my mother asked my father to make a wooden spoon that would not break. With only a homemade band saw and an antique wood lathe, he met her challenge and produced our first wooden spoon. In 1984, Dad realized his dream of a full-time woodworking business with The Carpenter Shop -- designing and constructing custom furniture, mill work, and making wooden spoons. Being encouraged by the enthusiastic response of those who purchased our Woodenware, in 1991 The Carpenter Shop was retooled solely for the designing and making of Whetstone Woodenware.™ Today, we create and sell handcrafted products all over the world, including in our hometown retail store. We also enjoy the privilege of working with some of the largest living history museums in the USA; crafting historical reproductions from their archives which are then sold in their museum gift stores.
Our skilled craftsmen make Whetstone Woodenware™ from kiln dried hard maple. After 17 hand operations and a final polishing, the products are treated with mineral oil. The hard maple tree is grown and milled in the USA. Our main lumber source, Pike Lumber, is only 10 miles away from our shop. It is my honor to continue my father's legacy of crafting Woodenware with the intent for everyday use.
Thank you for purchasing our genuine Whetstone Woodenware.™