Thursday, 23 June 2011

Pine work

Here a few more pieces I've churned out from the pine I've been working with. I'm much happier with this kuksa than the last one. For one, it's not splitting, which is always a bonus and I fine the shape to be better. If I were to do it again I would try to get the handle to slope down a little more steeply.
My Mora 120 is thrown in there for scale.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Spoons in Iraq

A sample from the past 6 months.

Eucalyptus spork (my first!)

Not entirely sure what wood this is. It's pretty light and porous.
From pine root.
I'm pretty happy with the end of the handle here.
Pine kuksa
I'm fairly happy with the shape of this, except the front of this began to split. After soaking it in coffee I think I let it dry too quick. I had it in a plastic bag covered in wood-chips but I think desert conditions warrant a slightly different approach!