To make our handcrafted musical spoons, we begin by selecting blocks of pure Canadian Maple Wood from a local mill. Maple wood is a hard, noble wood that is perfect for percussion instruments.
Here are the next steps in our process:
- drill the cavity and trace the shape of the spoon
- use a bandsaw to cut the shape of the spoon by hand
- use different sanding machines to polish the surface
- final hand sand for definition
- spray paint our colored spoons and stain them by hand
- finish with a layer of sealer and lacquer
- handprint the logo with a silkscreen process
- test completed spoon for sound and finish
As you can see, we take our time making each and every spoon. It takes roughly four to six weeks to finish a batch of our spoons, from the raw wood black to the finished product. The very nature of our process means that each Heritage Musical Spoon is a unique and lovingly created instrument.