Well, it was back to the chopping block last week.
Folk from near and far have ordered treen.
I was asked to make a Kuksa that is slightly different to my normal fair.
And I think it worked out fine.
He is carved from a piece of Sycamore gifted to me a few weeks ago.
And finished with a little Liberon Tung oil.
The bowl is knife finished inside and out.
Whilst the head is sanded.
I have weaned myself away from abrasives on the whole, but sometimes a good smooth finish is desirable.
I keep a stash of Abranet in the draw for just these occasions.
I have also made a spoon for my good friend Magali, who is a superbly talented maker of the traditional French Laguiole knives.
Again, the bowl is knife finished and the handle has been sanded.
Hopefully I'll be receiving a parcel from Scotland soon.
I'll let you know what it is when it arrives.