Saturday, January 15, 2011


Congratulations Kevin Adams, his name was drawn from the hat this morning in our celebrity packed ceremony! He will soon be serving up heaping mounds of scalloped potatoes with his new spoon and a bunch of chickens will be on their way to their new home. Thanks for all of you who wrote in!

 I've got another spoon (or 5 in the works, so stay tuned for another drawing soon)

Here is the walnut crest that I bent with my strap form. I was blown away by the way that it held the knot at the top of the crest so perfectly. I had my student stand by with a clamp and as the bend got to the position of the knot, he clamped directly over the knot and then I finished the bend.

Knots tend to kink a bend and cause a break, which is why I am so impressed with this result.

I had a visitor to the shop yesterday. Fine Woodworking sent Ed Pirnik out to shoot a couple of videos to go along with the articles that are coming out soon.

I must admit that it was a bit awkward for me to shoot a video with all of the bright lights and a cameraman, but he was very professional and I think that the videos will be great. Thanks Ed!


Tee said...

Well, I want to be the first to put my name in the hat for the next spoon drawing.

Peter Galbert said...

thanks! I'll put your name in the hat. be well, Pete

jaupnort said...

Peter, so that I didn't appear like a pig I didn't enter my name in the last drawing, so unless you edit out previous winners please enter me in the next drawing. Someday We may have a wall hanging of your spoons/ladles such as we have for the Sunquists.
But we are light on ladles which most of your work seems to be. Keep'em coming.
Not being a Fine Woodworking subscriber I am wasting a lot of time checking out newsstands for the issue where your chair is featured. Any tips on when we will see it?

Peter Galbert said...

I welcome your name in the hat! The article will be out sometime around Feb 10, I'll be sure to post it on the blog. I'd be honored to have a spoon in the same kitchen as the Sundquists let alone the same wall!

Anonymous said...


The shop looks just as warm and inviting in your photograph as it is in real-life. Thanks for a great video shoot.

-Ed P.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and by the way - that spoon is AWESOME. Love the way the carving marks are picked up by the light!


Peter Galbert said...

Thanks Ed,
We photo nerds gotta stick together!