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    Ash & Rowan Spoon

    This one is a knife finished "Ash" bowl, in a stylised leaf shape. It has a hand sanded "Rowan" handle. The neck may look a little thin, and I wouldn't go that thin next time for sure. But it is stronger than it looks. The wood had a very pronounced bend in it.



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    Samuel Hearne
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    That is nice looking.

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    Thanks Ian. It started off as a cooking spoon, hence the pointy bit. I tried making the stem slim enough to look like it held the leaf. As a result it's too thin for cooking, and the wrong shape for eating. I have more Rowan and I'm on the look out for a piece of Ash the right size to make a small, leaf style, bowl/dish as a light serving set. It's more than strong enough for this purpose.

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    Now that's class . You're more bold than I am going that thin...my stems are a bit chunky
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    Thanks again.

    I suppose I started off with, greenwood/spoons, a few moths ago working with very small pieces. Meanwhile snapping many spoons at the neck, on testing. That must have helped. But I will say, The bend in the wood allowed me to keep decent strength as the grain goes straight down the neck and curves into the bowl, if I was to put the same angle where the stem/bowl meets on a straight piece of wood this would be useless, whether the neck or the bowl had the straight grain.

    Even so, there's no way I'd pack this one to take out. I think it's a "bringing bush craft to the dinner table" style spoon.

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    Actually, a size reference might be good here. It's 20.5cm long, bowl width 4cm wide by 6cm long (all approx.). The neck is 4mm square at its thinest.

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