Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Cuiller de bois Rustique...

Now that spring is here and the countryside is exploding into life I have recently spent some time in the sunshine experimenting with a simple and charming design.
A couple of years ago my good friend Ralph Hantall stayed with us in the village.
He is a spoonmaker with much knowledge of  the history and manufacture of various treen.
On his departure he left me a simple spoon he had made quite quickly with just a hook knife and blade.
Well it occurred to me that this type of spoon would be simple to teach to a beginner...

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As you can see I have left the bark on the top of the handle, one less face to deal with...

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My ever present assistant 'Poppy' was on hand to help...

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A simple little hanger left on the end is a nice touch...
Although if you manage to chop it away...nothing lost...

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The spoon is made from Ash, from my fire wood stack, and is knife finished...

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I have also spent time making a King Sized Kuksa...
Ready to fill with stew or soup...

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Our Maple is in full bloom now and is a welcome sight after a long and chilling winter...

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And it looks like we may have a good fruit year...

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I will at some stage post a step by step on this
Cuiller de bois Rustique...
 ENJOY
J

See what else we get up to at...
 http://hennockhouse.blogspot.com/

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