A bowl for Clive, a mantle for Tanner, and a spoon and a saddle (I am only responsible for the plaque, which is in hedge and walnut) for Harold. This weeks bonus image is a little tree frog freshly emerged from my son’s tadpole nursery. I trust you’ll forgive so many images of one bowl when you consider how stunning the character of the grain is from every angle.
Black walnut spoon with carving and ebonizing. It is for sale if you would like it.
Osage Orange long handled spoon. It too is for commerce.
Here is a little of that walnut spoon before it was finished. The black or ebonizing is made by brushing a little bit of vinegar that has iron oxide (rust) dissolved in it. It reacts with tannic acid in wood and turns black on contact.
Now that our does have freshened with the wholesome milk of provision we have soap abounding. It’s good stuff.