Handcrafted by Joseph Harvick.
Introducing our artisan-crafted large spurtle, meticulously handmade from your favorite hardwoods including walnut, cherry, oak, maple, and ash.
This is my take on the American spurtle. Forget about spoons and spatulas - this little guy is perfect for stirring, scraping and tasting! Some people claim that the American spurtle is the only wooden tool you need in your kitchen. The sturdy blade measures just over 1" wide, and is carved thinner than the rounded handle, giving the piece a lovely contour and a natural feel.
Harvick Creations is a one-person operation. I cut each small batch of kitchenware individually from carefully selected scrap wood, which I collect locally. Because I make everything by hand in small batches, each item will be unique and slightly different, and there will be some natural variation of hue and grain patterns in the wood.
SOURCING & PRODUCTION PROCESS
I take pride in producing beautiful, well crafted items from salvaged wood. Much of my wood comes from other woodworking shops - scraps from large projects that would otherwise be discarded. I also use construction and demolition scraps, broken furniture and anything else made of good, solid hardwood that needs a second chance at life. After I source the wood, I must deconstruct it and/or bring each piece down to a manageable size, then I cut and shape each piece individually. The production process is a dance between the planer, table saw, bandsaw and an array of different sanding tools.
THE FINISHING PROCESS
My final step on all utensils is a multi-day process of sanding, raising the grain, and applying food-safe oils and waxes for a smooth and long-lasting finish. I start with tung oil and citrus, which creates a durable, all-natural and food-safe coating, then I let it dry for at least a week. Before delivery, I finely sand the hardened finish and add a coat of beeswax and mineral oil for an extra layer of protection and a lovely smooth sheen.
Note 1: Cleaning, Gently wipe down your product with a sponge and hot, soapy water (we recommend using mild unscented dish soap. It's essential to wash all sides equally to prevent it from drying unevenly, which could cause the board to warp. Hand wipe away the excess water.
Note 2: Revitalize, and refresh your product with food-safe mineral oil or butcher-block conditioner. Don't use a food oil, like olive or vegetable oil, which will oxidize on the surface and start to smell.
Note 3: If the product becomes rough due to excessive water contact, lightly sand your product with a sanding sponge of 320 - 400 grit. When you have completed the light sanding, refer to note 2 for oiling instructions. This is also an excellent way to bring back the new product look.
Note 4: As this is a handmade product please allow up to a 5% margin of error in the above dimensions.
Note 5: Due to lighting effects and photo angles there could be some slight color differences in what you see.