BONE AND WOOD

SOUVENIR SPOONS


The vast majority of spoons in this museum are good quality silver, and I usually do not stray from that area. Recently, however, I have met an outstanding modern craftsman who manufactures spoons (and other flatware) from wood which he finds at tourist sites that he and his wife visit.
Jerry Trail has developed a retirement hobby which is unique and makes use of his excellent wood crafting skills. He and his wife travel around the USA and
make stops at many of the usual and some unusual tourist attractions. While visiting, he looks for branches of wood
which have fallen from trees in the area. He collects select pieces of these woods and labels them. When he returns home
to his well stocked wood
shop, he turns the wood into wonderful flatware

The white part of the flatware is cow bone which has been aged in the sun for decades.
He finds this bone at small family farms or in walks in the woods. This aged discarded bone
is then put to a new use. He does not use fresh bone. Each of the pieces shown is engraved
with the source of the wood and is signed and dated by Jerry Trail. The flatware is usually
 6 -8 inches in length.


As you look at these pictures notice the unique creation of each spoon as he
incorporates the natural "odd shaped" elements of the wood into the design.

Williamsburg spoon

Civil War Spoons
Mclean Courthouse
Shiloh Battlefield
Andersonville Prison



Famous Park Spoons
Fountain of Youth
Mt. Rushmore
Davy Crockett
Great Smoky Mountains
Stephen C. Foster


Important Location Spoons
Missouri River headwater
Suwannee River
Weeki Wachee
Tobacco Road Rice


Birthplace Spoons
Abraham Lincoln

Elvis Presley
Hank Williams, Sr.

Graveyard Spoons
Boot Hill Cemetary
Geronimo's Grave



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